Might have been on this list. A couple weeks ago,
I mentioned my work van didn't start for a hoot.
Someone suggested that might be a bad cap and
rotor on the distributor. I wasn't sure, thinking
it was more likely to be bad spark plug wires.
Anyhow, four or so people said cap and rotor, so
I decided to change the cap and rotor. A friend
suggested that I buy the good one with the brass
contacts, (Napa Eschelin) not the cheap one with
the aluminum contacts. I did that. Wonders, the
cap and rotor went in (one screw was rotted, and
had to grind it off). Now the van starts much
I'm hoping that helped restore some of the fuel
mileage, which is near to nothing now. Might also
be able to go back to 87 octane instead of
Thank you for the wisdom. It's not home repair,
but it sure was kind and helpful.
Christopher A. Young
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