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7 minutes ago, TobyB said:

Drill a hole in the bottom of the dizzy, run a small tube to a catch can, and stick an Alfa Romeo sticker on it.

 

I think the hole would need to be up higher on the side of the body, by the puddle.  Adding a tube is a good idea, so it doesn't run down onto the exhaust.  Adding a string around the top of the clips might help keep them fastened on the cap.

 

This reminds me of when I got tired of cleaning up the little oil puddle under my steering box... I was a little slow at getting around to replacing the seals... (not O-rings).

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I posted this on another 123 discussion and then someone pointed out this thread. Tried to find it earlier.    I'm new to this forum but not new to BMW's or the 123.  I own an E9 like s

Yes,  Sorry I didn't post sooner.  Most of my problem has been with my M30 motor in an E9.  M10 and M30 Motors very similar and so are distributors.    I haven't been able to

Its an electronic ignition system that's built into your dizzy.  Perfect timing.  No points.  Adjustable advance and vacuum curves.  Hotter spark.  If you have a modded motor, this allows you to dial

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Re: OPs audience question.
 

IMNSHO our more recent auto enthusiast brethren seem to most noticeably prefer (and only seem to applaud):  1) increased exhaust loudness/raspiness  2) off-throttle burbles and other turbo-unique sounds, and 3) transmission-shifting related noises. And greater Intake loudness is desired too.

 

But most never mod anything like a valve/piston/cam/crank/head anymore (it’s too complicated/expensive). It’s a wires/chips/sensors/software, maximize the extremities hot-rod world.
 

The whine of a beautiful multi-valved four or six cylinder’s symphony of exhaustions and inductions at supreme and transitioning revs (such epiphany) sadly isn’t their thing. The current cars, and the mods folks can/do make for increased performance nowadays, kinda pre-decides their bias. (tunes, FBO, exhausts, And those most-important suspension drops). Can you HEAR/SEE me??? 
 

Newer enthusiasts are most likely not seeking/desiring/noticing the same things to indicate “performance’ as us NA motorsports dinosaurs do — and it’s directly related to today’s more available/seen auto tech.

 

Your students will likely relate better to exhaust burbles than tuned induction.

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I posted this on another 123 discussion and then someone pointed out this thread. Tried to find it earlier. 

 

I'm new to this forum but not new to BMW's or the 123. 

I own an E9 like stevehose that has responded on here. 

Mine tunable unit on my M30 motor has failed twice. 

Last time in less than a year and less than a 1000 miles. 

My M30 is much modded with high compression, cam and much more. 

I even rebuilt the oil pump when I built the engine and have excellent oil pressure. May be that is a clue. 

I reinstalled my Bosch stock dist a few weeks ago after the 123 was acting up with missing and sputtering especially around 2-3000 RPM. 

123 is going to send me a new circuit board. 

In the mean time I took it apart and found oil in the housing and on the circuit board. Boards can be cleaned by putting in a ultra-sonic cleaner in alcohol for a few minutes. 

I was NOT able to get the brass bushing out of the 123 to examine the oil seal they are using. I have my doubts about it's composition and quality?  

I also took apart the Bosch dist. 

Found the helicoil groove in the shaft that Bosch put there to stop oil from climbing up the dist drive shaft. Not the outside of the housing. That's not where the oil gets in. 

My brother is a machinist and we are currently coming up with a plan to ad that groove to the 123 shaft. 

there is room for it below the shaft seal in the 123. 

Haven't completed yet but will soon and then test. 

I will update when I have some more to report.  

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Update- 

 

Got the shaft grooved or heli coiled like the BMW original dist shaft. 

Still waiting for new circuit board from 123. 

M30 motor is apart right now so may be a month or more before I get it running again. 

Gary 

 

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Yes, 

Sorry I didn't post sooner. 

Most of my problem has been with my M30 motor in an E9. 

M10 and M30 Motors very similar and so are distributors. 

 

I haven't been able to test the experiment yet. 

All ready to go but my timing chain broke in my M30 and it's taking many months to sort out parts and repairs. 

 

Basically I sent a dist shaft from my M30 Bosch dist to 123 so they could see what Bosch did to the shaft to prevent oil from climbing up the shaft. 

They came back to me a few months later and said they had a machinist in Ohio (US office) that could modify the dist shaft like the Bosch one. 

They would do that for customers with problems but didn't say anything about cost for it. 

I know, help but not much help. 

Gary 

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