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I put electronic ignition on my old car and wish to know if or what maintenance this distributor needs thanks for your help

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Once the ignition is in, and the timing is set to specs, you are good to go. No maintenance required until it gives you problems.

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hi jantopina,

i was able to work for a 1986 pulsar before and you know what, we were able to trace the problem to the distributor .

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we were able to trace the problem by using special tool like the pulse generator and the pulse sensor.

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