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posted on November 6th, 2010 at 10:56 PM
Water Proof Time!


hey guys

took my baja out today and found some deeep puddles, i couldn't help myself so i drove through em' all, 40sec later the engine slowed to a stop and decided to turn off.... (NOOOooo)
getting out i prepared for the worst. 15 min later it started and i slowly drove back avoiding all the muddy holes of death.

Now i assumed that the water got to the engine electrics..?
how can i stop this or avoid this next time??
what are the best/safe setups?

if theres any other possible theories please voice them, more knowledge the better.

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posted on November 7th, 2010 at 12:10 AM



simple don't drive thru deep puddles :lol:



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posted on November 7th, 2010 at 01:08 AM



You can get rubber/silicone waterproofing kits for your distributor. i know that much.. i have one myself.

it has a lower bit to fit the bottom, and a top bit which tucks in snug with the ignition leads and with the bottom half... sealing the distributor.




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posted on November 7th, 2010 at 01:20 AM



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simple don't drive thru deep puddles :lol:


lol easy thing to say... hard thing no to do :P
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posted on November 7th, 2010 at 01:20 AM



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You can get rubber/silicone waterproofing kits for your distributor. i know that much.. i have one myself.

it has a lower bit to fit the bottom, and a top bit which tucks in snug with the ignition leads and with the bottom half... sealing the distributor.


sweet ill get on to that stuff. anything will help in the long run.
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posted on November 7th, 2010 at 07:03 AM



Don't use the rubber/ silicon dizzy covers as all they do is make the dizzy humidify and are a pia to remover and refit for tunning etc .
What i done in the past which works well is to cut a foam donut about the same dia as the dizzy and slightly taller than the gap from the case to the under side of the dizzy with another hole in the centre as the main area water and dust / sand etc gets in is the breather holes in the bottom of the dizzy ( PS unless you have electronic ignition you CAN'T just seal up these holes as the points need oxygen to spark ) once donut is made remove dizzy from case and clamp bracket from dizzy , fit foam donut and refit clamp and dizzy therfore giving that part of the dizzy an aircleaner of sorts .
On the top side of the dizzy pull back the boots of the plug leads and seal the leadinto the cap with some sikaflex or similar and then push teh boot back over the sealed area , and last but not least smear a bead of grease around top metal dizzy lip to help seal the cap to the dizzy base section .




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posted on November 7th, 2010 at 08:16 AM



( PS unless you have electronic ignition you CAN'T just seal up these holes as the points need oxygen to spark )

LOL......what drugs are you on ..:dork: Yeh what Andrew said except for the Oxygen/spark thing.:yes:




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posted on November 7th, 2010 at 12:06 PM



righto will steer clear of the rubber/sillicon ones.

im gonna have a go at your foam, grease and silicon no more gaps idea and ill get back to u one the progress

so can i or can i not block up those little holes??
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posted on November 7th, 2010 at 06:02 PM



DO not block them up but you can oil the foam donut slightly which will also help with the resistence of the water and be carefull when greasing the cap if you don't have a dust cover over the points as a drop of grease in the points and your not gunna start .



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