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 Posted: 07-21-2020 10:32 pm
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Esprit2

 

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Disco,
The auxiliary shaft goes through the oil pump's rotor, and is then secured with a strong little circlip (Item 13 in the attached JPEG). If you want to take it off, plan on a fight. With the rotor on the shaft, it's like a big nail, and that head (the rotor) is not going to pull forward through the housing.

If the auxiliary shaft is moving forward at all (end float is only 0.0005"-0.0015"), much less disengaging the distributor, then that circlip must be missing. Or, the rotor has really made a mess of of the inside of the auxiliary housing.

Correcting that... or even just investigating it... will requiire removing the auxiliary housing from the engine for further dis-assembly.

Have Fun,
Tim Engel

Attachment: 00000025 - Aux Housing, Oil Pump, Altntr Mount - Illust - 97kb.jpg (Downloaded 51 times)

Last edited on 07-21-2020 10:35 pm by Esprit2