Tech Tip #29: Frozen Distributor?

Dr. Diesel
Written by Dr. Diesel

How to unstick a stuck distributor on a Perkins 4236 gas or Continental engine

Have a Perkins 4236 gas or Continental engine with a frozen distributor? People running Continentals in open power units often find that the distributor gets frozen in position. No problem. Squirt some WD40 into the hole where the shaft goes into the cylinder head and use your oil filter wrench to persuade the distributor to move.

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Dr. Diesel
Written by Dr. Diesel
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