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Old 03-03-2012, 03:39 PM
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I took my distributor (HEI) out of my truck to replace pick-up coil and refurbish it in general, not realizing there was a small round seal underneath it. Is this an oil seal or a vacuum seal? Mainly could i have a vacuum leak at the distributor shaft since i didnt replace the seal??

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If I am understanding you correctly which maybe I am not so... If you are talking about taking out the distributor and the flat gasket under it between the intake manifold and the part of the distributor that rests on it then you would get an oil leak not a vaccum leak
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Old 03-03-2012, 04:48 PM
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bigblockragtop is right. The only seal under that dizzy should be a flat paper gasket that keeps oil from spitting out.
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Yes that is what i am referring to. When i did the job i had no idea there was a gasket there so i put it back on without one. Since there is no oil spewing out it should be fine then right? And you guys are sure there is no vacuum there?? Thanks for the quick replys by the way, i appreciate it
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I think you should put the gasket back in my opinion. It will leak if you drive it hard at all. It takes 2 seconds to pop it out and in so why not.
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Bigblock you are right. I live at autozone anyways, a 2 dollar gasket won't break me
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excellent I need a box of those diamond grip gloves(can't find them anywhere else) grab me a box Thanks good luck
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Haha thank you sir!
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