XU52C distributor to cam seal

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XU52C distributor to cam seal

Post by Tinkley » Fri Jun 26, 2015 6:44 pm

Just wondering if anyone has the part number of this beast? Basically the engine is pissing oil through the distributor and even into the advance/retard vacuum hosing...making it impossible to set the idle amongst other things... :(
This car has the Ducellier (male) version dizzy and the other identical car has the Bosch version....
Anyway I need to fix this so any help pointing to a supplier will be much appreciated. Not even sure if it is an O ring or a proper seal or combination. BTW I will be marking the timing position prior to removal....... :lol:

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Re: XU52C distributor to cam seal

Post by Jaba » Fri Jun 26, 2015 9:38 pm

There are two sealing points : A single o-ring around the dizzy base where it fits into the cylinder head housing. Then there are internal seals of some sort (o-rings ?) on the distributor shaft. These are the ones that fail that you will need to identify and source. I wish I knew where from :cry:
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Re: XU52C distributor to cam seal

Post by Tinkley » Sat Jun 27, 2015 7:17 am

Thanks for that info Jaba. I'll see if I can track the seals down, I think I'll need all of them... :wink:

So far have found the fitment for the 1.6 TZI which should be the same - can anyone confirm? Part No 593360 O ring 36.5 X 3mm.

One option is to fit the whole Bosch unit, and change the base O ring,but I'd have to manually set the timing.
It should not actually be too hard, with the Ducellier ref points as a guide. I've managed to set electronic ignition timing on the old Morini without any problems - and on that the strobe marks on the flywheel were 20 degrees out.

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Re: XU52C distributor to cam seal

Post by Tinkley » Sun Jun 28, 2015 8:59 am

Local Pug dealer even knew what the part No was referring to!!. I phoned to check if they had it and was informed that they were in stock, which they were. Useful boys on Pug engine parts - Charters, Aldershot.

Princely sum of £1.16 inc VAT etc.