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Old March 22nd, 2016, 03:04 PM
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Damp & grimy "inside" distributor?

My 110 recently fell into a won't start condition here in the rainy PNW & when I got around to looking under the distributor cap to assess the rotor arm, the bits & surfaces atop the distributor seemed funkier than I expected. Is a grimy coating of condensation plus bits of organic matter to be expected on the top surfaces of a distributor under the cap? Also, the shaft that the rotor arm mounts onto has a light, yet complete coating of rust - should I at least try to clean that rust off or do I risk damaging the distributor bits below?

New Lucas-branded Facet cap & rotor arm in the mail, but does the moist funk condemn my distributor as weatherproofing-compromised, etc.?

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Old March 22nd, 2016, 03:11 PM
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As far as I know, everything Land Rover made of a certain vintage was "weatherproofing-compromised" out of the box.
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I am talking purely from an aesthetics standpoint.
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