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  1. Distributor basics

    Range Rover Classic
    Hi - a new to me 1990 RRC came to me in pieces recently. In sussing out spark issues, it appears that the PO threw a bunch of parts at the problem, without diagnosis. I have read a number of threads here, but am seeing some conflicting information. My first question relates to the mechanical...
  2. Terrible screech after removing, re-inserting distributor

    Range Rover Classic
    The truck died (92 RRC, 3.9L) while idling in my driveway and would spin but not start. I checked for spark at the plug and found none. I got a weak spark from the coil and some odd voltage readings when testing so I replaced the coil. Still no spark at the plug. Further testing pointed to the...
  3. 95 Classic Distributor Question

    Range Rover Classic
    I am in the process of replacing my distributor on my 95 3.9 with 140,000. Symptoms were while driving down highway it started to hesitation, back firing, very rough idle. I had it towed home. I tried a few days later to start and it started and ran smooth for about a one minute then start...
  4. 1995 Classic 3.9 - Which distributor?

    Range Rover Classic
    I have a 1995 Range Rover County 3.9 and I want to fit a new distributor. Do I try and find an original or is there a good aftermarket one that can be recommended? The ignition module is remote. Thanks
  5. DUI Performance Distributor Wiring

    Range Rover Classic
    Hello, I just need some help wiring my HEI DUI performancedistributor, I know BATT is positive (obviuos), but, Where do I have to connect the cable that leaves the distributor to the ECM? To Tach on distributor?
  6. Pertronix distributor

    Range Rover Classic
    Hello all. I purchased a Pertronix distributor and flame thrower coil to match. Says it is a drop in replacement. It did go right in. Here's my question. There's the ignition module on the original, but not on the pertronix. Only a red wire and a black wire. Do I just send the red to positive...
  7. Might have found a problem inside my distributor; air gap??

    Range Rover Classic
    Now that I got my dizzy removed, I noticed something immediatelythat was different between the one I just pulled and the used one I justbought. In the one I pulled, the small internal rotor underneath the coverthat says “DO NOT REMOVE” with the (8) points IS MAKING HARD CONTACT WITH THE “BUMP”ON...
  8. Distributor removal sanity check

    Range Rover Classic
    I watched a youtube video of how to remove my dizzy in my '93 4.2, and I read thru the manual I have (a '95, but same motor/dizzy). Q: Do I need to remove (1) single bolt and the hold-down plate to be able to just twist/pull the dizzy out?
  9. #1 Distributor Vorsteiner Wheels V-FF 107 -Range Rover

    Vibe Motorsports
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  10. Distributor woes

    Range Rover Classic
    Hi all I did something incredibly stupid today...in frustration I remove the leads from my distributor cap. Can anyone help by posting or sending me a pic of the distributor lead positions. I ve seen a few line drawings on the web, but they are none too clear as the cap orientation tends to...
  11. Misfire with new coil, distributor, leads

    Range Rover Classic
    Recently rebuilt heads on my 3.5 v8 efi flapper. I've had a high idle issue (fixed with new EAV) and a low rev hesitation (fixed with new distributor). I bought a new distributor from powerspark in the UK (simonbbc.com) and new leads. But i was using my original coil, they just said make sure...
  12. Disassembling distributor (4.2L)

    Range Rover Classic
    Ok, while diagnosing a faulty amplifier module, I discovered axial play in this distributor shaft. When I replaced the rotor last September I didn't have any issues, but this time it seems the shaft lifted slightly allowing the advance springs to disengage, or possibly the magical plastic...
  13. Distributor Rotor replacement

    Range Rover Classic
    I've picked up a new cap and rotor, nothing wrong with the existing, but thought I'd be proactive on the maintenance. I’ve seen countless stories of people disengaging the distributor shaft, or messing up the timing when removing the rotor. What’s the best and safest way of replacing the rotor...
  14. 3.9 V8, Huge Spark into Distributor, No Spark Out.

    Range Rover Classic
    Hi guys, my 3.9 let me down this morning, I had to get it recovered!! To summarize, new genuine distributor cap, new genuine rotor arm, new HT leads, new Valeo coil, new vacuum advance, new spark plugs. No sign of starting, engine rotating but no firing. Distributor arm rotating. Huge 1 - 2 inch...
  15. Distributor Upgrade 3.9 V8

    Range Rover Classic
    Can anyone tell me about their experiences upgrading their distributor to the newer electronic one that doesn't have points? What type of distributor? I see that most have a lucas coil, but mine is bosch. I'd like to stick with a new bosch coil but I certainly want to upgrade my distributor...
  16. 89 Classic Distributor Issues

    Range Rover Classic
    Hi Please excuse me, as I am trying to get info, but I am not the mechanic. My husband is, but works away from home during the week so my task is to get some answers... We had to take the head apart as a bolt broke when trying to change the manifold gaskets...that was fun. Anyway, he put...
  17. Rrc 93 3.9 efi best distributor replacement/upgrade

    Range Rover Classic
    My RRC has just don 310KM and I am thinkin of treating it to a new distributor as its still running on the original and shaft play etc is noticeable given its on LPG as well a new distribuor may be a good idea. Question is do I just replace the standard lucas and maybe consider relocating the...
  18. MSD Distributor 8548

    Range Rover Classic
    I'm wondering if anyone has any experience or insight with installing this distributor in their rover? I'm already running a msd 6-al ignition box. I'm looking for an upgrade in reliability. So my question is; would installing an msd distributor be a step in the right direction over staying with...
  19. Distributor interchangeable?

    Range Rover Classic
    My 95 LWB 4.2 won't start. My distributor was suspect because the rotor had a lot of play in it. I pulled it, disassembled and found a couple of springs were disconnected. In the process, I cracked the gear on bottom of shaft. I ordered a new distributor. When I found out it was backordered...
  20. Distributor Frustration

    Range Rover Classic
    Apparently my family's Rover had some distributor issues while I was at school, so I've spent the last couple weeks trying to get the new distributor hooked up. The previous one was the traditional mechanical variety, I had taken it in and out plenty of times in the past without a problem, the...
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