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Distributor replacement I've read your advice to replace my G100 point and condenser with a g200 series electronic dizzy. But over the months I've realized it's easier said than done. I have found 4 cyl G200 but no 3cyl. Is there a way to adapt a dizzy from a 4cyl to my 3 cyl model?

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If you are in NSW Aust Procomp is sydney retroed my points dissy with a hall effcect sensor and custom window plate. its worth the call

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Not really.

I have had success on various units retrofitting with the Handi Van innards.

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I have a Mazda 323 1977 1.4 Ltr I seem to be replacing the condenser (near the ignition coil) every few months. not sure why

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I have a few issues going on at once with a 67 mgb this car stands a lot of time only really moves for rego inspection any how I had trouble getting it to run I pulled the dizzy and didnt observe the

pull no 1 plug and turn the crank until you feel compression under your thumb over the plug hole.. Keep going until the timing mark lines up with the pointer ( about 10 degrees advanced) check and ensure that the point gap are set correctly Place the rotor button facing no 1 plug lead or a mark in the body of the distributor. (hacksaw cut across the lip) place the distributor in the hole allowing for the rotor button to turn because of the cut of the gears . Turn the ignition on and turn the body of the distributor until you see/hear a spark across the points. lock the distributor at this point (This should be just as the points open in the direction of rotation) fit the cap and fit the leads in the firing order.This will get the engine started and by the use of a timing light on no 1 cylinder lead you can set the timing exactly.

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May be a bad coil even though it is a new one. Did you replace the rotor when you did the dizzy ? Considering all the other new items you've installed, it is very likely the ICM (ignition control module) or the ICM cable/connector harness

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Does this engine have a self contained distributor with points and condenser? If so, check the point gap and condition of the points. With the points open, measure the movable side for battery voltage (12.6 volts?) When the points close, there should be no voltage at the movable arm (if there is, the point surfaces may be dirty). The point gap should be about .018" when on the high point of the cam. If you read no voltage, check at the coil small terminals for 12.6 volts. If still nothing, make sure the ignition switch is turning on power to the coil. There should be a heavy resistor located between the ignition switch and the coil (check for power at both ends). If the distributor is an electronic one, repairs are limited to replacing modules, one in the distributor and one exterior. Check the under side of the rotor for a white spot which indicates a shorted part--replace it. With luck, this will get you running!

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I realize this is an older post, but maybe it will help. You need a timing light for starters. With the dizzy cap off, point the rotor where the #1cylider post would be on the cap. That will get you close enough to start the engine. Go ahead and start the engine and let it warm for a minute, then disconnect the SPOUT plug and with the timing light, turn the dizzy until the timing gun reads 13 btdc on a manual, 10 btdc on an auto. Plug the SPOUT back in and verify that your timing advanced. Tighten down the dizzy hold-on bolt and then verify your timing didn't change after you tightened the dizzy down.

Now you're good to go!

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You must put a smear of high temperature grease on the lobes where the rubbing block makes contact; otherwise the block will wear away rapidly causing the gap to close. Something like white molybedenum grease is the go.

I suggest you replace the screws that hold the points assembly with socket head (Allen) screws so that you can get some decent purchase without burring the screw head.

The best solution is to source a secondhand electronic dizzy and coil from a G200 series Charade. You will never have to worry about points ever again and the low end torque gain is quite noticeable. You will need to run an extra wire from the coil to the dizzy and tape off the wire from the starter motor, but that's about as hard as it gets.

Why would you want to replace the Aisan carby? It does the job pretty well, so long as the hoses are connected correctly and the various adjustment screws calibrated.

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1988 daihatsu charade carburetor

If we are talking the three cylinder CB23 engine the mixture screw is hard to get to and has an anti tamper shroud to stop prying fingers.

The Aisan carby is pretty reliable and problems with them on these engines is usually due to improper vacuum hose connections, or improperly adjusted idle, fast idle and deceleration screws.

A/F ratio is around the standard 14.7, but being a carby you will not get consistent mixtures because the jets sizes are fixed . On an EFI engine you can control the fuel flow, but not so with jets.

If you do decide to give your carby a birthday make sure you only buy the Daihatsu genuine, because the after market units have issues with quality. The minor rebuild kit part No 0421287704000 and the major overhaul kit with plunger, needles, gaskets, clips, etc is part No 0421187729000.

If it was me I'd be concentrating on the hoses, the PCV valve, contact points in the dizzy and better spark plugs first. If you want much better idling and a bit better pull get an electronic dizzy and coil from a G200 series Charade.

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