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Re: Crankshaft positn sensor - convert behind crank pulley to distr
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Posted by Lowell (more from Lowell) on Mon, 13 May 2024 22:36:39 Share Post by Email
In Reply to: Crankshaft positn sensor - convert behind crank pulley to distr, Todd inMA, Mon, 13 May 2024 08:36:42
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The following post has information about getting a crank position sensor, though it is not fully plug and play:
https://www.saabnet.com/tsn/bb/900/index.html?bID=462646

If you want to cnvert to a distributor, there's not really a parts list: you need the distributor wiring pigtail from a donor car, and obviously a distributor. Any 16v distributor will work, but there are some caveats.

If you use a turbo distributor, leave the vacuum capsule on it - the capsule keeps the hall sensor fixed in place inside the distributor and it won't work without the capsle installed.

do not attach a vacuum hose to the capsule as would be done on a turbo - adding vacuum will mechanically advance timing while the EZK is already trying to do the same thing.

LH2.4 cars (88-93 turbos and 88-90 16v NA) have a distributor with a slightly stronger plug than LH2.2, but both versions the plugs are fragile.

A wirign pigtail from an LH2.2 car won't work with an LH2.4 distributor, as 2.2 plug/connector are oval, 2.4 are square.

When buying a used distributor be sure that the plug is not broken or about to break, but that said if it is still intact but loose you can epoxy it in place. I don't think rebuild kits are available anymore - they used to have a new plug.

And an internal seal that goes bad and leaks oil into the cap. You can get a comparable seal but would need to do some research. my memory isn't good but I think there's a VW Corrado or Scirroco distributor with a similar seal, and a Honda motorcycle, but the seal in that case isn't for a distirbutor, it's just that it's basically the same size.

there is an external seal that fits on the snout of the distributor, and it is still available. i would put a new one on if doing the converstion.

1985 turbo was a one year only distributor and functions the same as others but has larger diameter shaft than later years and so needs a different roter. no idea if the rotor is hard to find but would not be surprised if parts suppliers are too lazy and say the 86-93 rotor fits 85. 85 turbo distributor is a fairly rare part at this point, not likely to be found. just lettng you know.


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