Javelin MegaDork
12/12/14 4:56 p.m.

I'm never going to get this stupid car finished!

logdog Dork
12/12/14 5:24 p.m.

Thats a Honda, right?

How in the world did that happen?

Javelin MegaDork
12/12/14 5:31 p.m.

In reply to logdog:

Yes, 89 Civic LX 1.5. It's my special needs coworker's "new" car that I stupidly agreed to do the head gasket on because I'm not a shiny happy person. The really poor quality distributor that I rebuilt with new quality internals either had a crap casting or was dropped. I heard a pop when I was cranking it over and went to investigate. It was still in there but I saw a crack. Ugh.

bgkast UltraDork
12/12/14 5:49 p.m.

Only if you buy me dinner first.

OldGray320i Reader
12/12/14 5:53 p.m.

Keep in mind the nobility of your actions; 'tis I think a general reflection of the quality of the gang on this board.

1988RedT2 PowerDork
12/12/14 6:53 p.m.

No good deed goes unpunished!

JFX001 UberDork
12/12/14 7:14 p.m.

Hey, it might've cracked next week and caused an accident...maybe you were meant to find and fix it.

BeardedJag New Reader
12/12/14 8:14 p.m.

Ruh-Roh Raggy

Hungary Bill
Hungary Bill Dork
12/12/14 11:30 p.m.

Well THERE's your problem!

(er, uh, the sticker... not the actual problem...)

The_Jed UltraDork
12/13/14 2:02 a.m.
bgkast wrote: Only if you buy me dinner first.

I was gonna say buy me a drink or two and ask how big the 'stache was these days.

N Sperlo
N Sperlo MegaDork
12/13/14 2:04 a.m.

In reply to Hungary Bill:

Thanks for clarifying.

novaderrik PowerDork
12/13/14 2:56 a.m.

a little JB Weld and it will be good as new..

ncjay Dork
12/13/14 6:33 a.m.

I agree with JFX001. If that had broken loose at a busy intersection or somewhere out on the road, it would be a much bigger and more expensive problem to fix. You've saved the day!

accordionfolder HalfDork
12/13/14 12:49 p.m.

It's a d15, you can fall down and find parts for it. :)

Vigo PowerDork
12/13/14 3:05 p.m.

Having broken a lot of stuff in my day, im pretty sure that didn't 'just happen'.

On the plus side, though, it wont really stop it from working, either. My dad's mitsubishi has a broken distributor in the same way due to me using an improper o-ring on it (long story which may actually be relevant) and it is still working fine as his DD @ 262k.

Javelin MegaDork
12/16/14 10:11 p.m.

Bam! All done, runs great. Berking finally. The "original" distributor had poor casting quality and had cracks all over. Popped a new dizzy in and it fired right up. A/C even blows ice cold.

mndsm MegaDork
12/16/14 10:55 p.m.

I got myself into a similar problem. Client had 600$, needs to either r&r or buy another car to replace 275k Bonneville. I am not looking forward to this.

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