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chirpy/whiny dizzy, what's up?

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My distributor is making a fast chirp, almost a whine. Where can I lube it to stop this, or does this mean it's on it's last legs?

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A little grease on the shaft/lobes that contact the arm on the points.

There's also a small pad mounted down inside the top of the shaft (under the rotor), which holds a small amount of oil. I've been told that it lubes the shaft somehow, but I couldn't tell you how it works.

Anybody?

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The pad in the top of the shaft oils the interface between the top of the shaft and the bottom.

'What? that shaft's one piece!'

Actually, no. To get the mechanical advance, the top of the shaft pivots a bit on the lower shaft. If this rusts up, then you get no control over the mech. advance. So a few drops of oil every oil change will keep this lubed up. It's also wise to take the dizzy apart every 10k or so and lube all the mech. advance pivots in the base with a small amount of Lithium grease. They are not well designed, (in modern terms, anyway) and will wear if allowed to get dry.

hth,

t

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Guest Anonymous

Do I need a rebuild kit or anything? Will I ruin seals, etc.?

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