Anyone have an '82-83 distributor they'd like to sell? I'm not sure what's causing my car not to fire, but I'd like to start by taking the computer out of the equation.
***** How many do you want? The same guy who gave you the swap idea, is also the one who has them! Now that I think about it, I am probably the only one on the boards who has a fully modified race E16, and needed to ditch the ecu. Hence, the '82-'83 distributor trick. Let me know, Una. Same price as the ECU. Cheers!UnaClocker said:Anyone have an '82-83 distributor they'd like to sell? I'm not sure what's causing my car not to fire, but I'd like to start by taking the computer out of the equation.
***** Yes, because the ECU needs that input [from the orig. dist] for it to control the mixture ratio feedback system to your electronic carburetor. You would probably pass a static idle emissions test, but would fail the new testing procedure that uses a chassis dyno simulator. NJ uses a sytem like this right now.SuperHatch said:Hey if I change my distributor on my 85 sentra with the one that doesn't have the ECU will that change my emissions thing, or make it so I won't pass? I'm tyring ta be legal here...
***** OK then, want to know how to make it idle now? The ecu supplies the ground to the fuel shut-off solenoid [on the driver's side of the chokeless carb]. Simply snip the black wire, and run your own ground wire to anywhere on the engine, [carb mounting stud works fine]. You now have an idle.UnaClocker said:Ok, so the distributor arrived today. It works! What's even more amazing to me, is that the carb seemed to work pretty well too. No idle of course, but good enough to run around the block real quick.
***** Thank you Ricebox. I have many years of tinkering/modifying Sentras and Datsun 210's.RiceBox said:blownb310 your knowledge amazes me. How do you know all this stuff?!?!?