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    CB750 Member raene's Avatar
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    Oil in distributor housing

    I pulled the inspection cover to check & set the timing (which was way off) only to find a big puddle of oil in the bottom of the distributor housing. I'm guessing there's a major seal at the back of the housing? Any "gotchas" in removing the distributor I should be aware of? One more part to order...

    1982 Honda CB750 Custom. Thanks in advance!

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    There is no problem. The ignition side of the dohc is in oil.

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    CB750 Member raene's Avatar
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    Well, don't I feel like a doink Thanks for the info!

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    I have oil in the ignition area also and my shop manual didn't mention I would find oil where the CDI is located. How can the engine timing be unaffected when oil is splashing around? Thanks.

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    The ignition on the dohc is magnetic pickup, oil wont effect it.

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