Distributor "Dwell" Spec.

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Distributor "Dwell" Spec.

Post by canada karl » Thu Jun 27, 2019 9:05 pm

After i gap the points I want to set the dwell angle. Anybody know the correct spec?
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Re: Distributor "Dwell" Spec.

Post by 528i-1981 » Fri Jun 28, 2019 4:43 am

38 +/- 3 degrees
contact opening is 0.35 mm or 0.014"
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Re: Distributor "Dwell" Spec.

Post by canada karl » Fri Jun 28, 2019 7:16 am

Thanks for the info. Where do you buy your tune up parts? Is Maximillian still in business?
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Re: Distributor "Dwell" Spec.

Post by 528i-1981 » Fri Jun 28, 2019 3:04 pm

Maximilian is still around.
https://www.bmwmobiletradition-online.c ... e/home.php
Honestly, there are a ton of options and I usually obsessively search for the cheapest. Rock Auto is reliably inexpensive, and ECS Tuning and Pelican (same company I think) are good. If Summit has the parts, they're fast. If parts are available on Amazon, I'll use them a lot because I have Prime and returns are easy if necessary.

I just ordered a bunch of stuff from ultimategarage.com, the guy there was dealing in BMW for years but stopped but has stuff on deep discount. There is a set of 530i ignition points for $7! https://www.ultimategarage.com
Just search on the page for "BMW" and there's a link to a spreadsheet. I picked up a NOS ash tray with killer chrome, among other things. It was a painless and swift transaction.
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Re: Distributor "Dwell" Spec.

Post by canada karl » Sat Jun 29, 2019 2:02 pm

Thanks for the info :D
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