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Hi, I needed a new distributor for my Polo. After being messed about by ECP, I got one from a different site that was allegedly a replacement for the same part no. It's arrived, but has no facility for a vacuum advance. I have a 2G carb engine, is the vac advance a good thing to have? Should I send this thing back and try and get another?
Can anyone suggest an easy to follow link that trouble shoots and fault finds the Mk2 ignition? I have installed the Saab 9-3 distributor cap, made temporary adapters for the HT leads from the plug in to the VW pin type and wired in the ignition amplifier to the hall plug and coil. So I could do with a step by step link that allows me to find where I have gone wrong or what is at fault. I have got the test plugs on top of the spark plugs so I can see if they are firing. This is the last step to getting the engine into the car because I want to make sure it runs with a carburetor on it first. O
I thought this needed a new thread as it seems to be a separate problem. Having now solved my carburettor blockage I've uncovered a new issue. I patched up the battery bay and was doing some coolant related stuff and since then intermittently no power is getting to the coil when I try to start the engine. Using my timing strobe I can see when there's a spark from the HT lead, sometimes nothing. I've tried two coils I know work so it's not them, tried new rotor arm and cap. It's a very random problem usually solved by unplugging things and plugging back in and waiting. I think