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Blocking Distributor Hole


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neil88

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hi I know some one on here can help

I'm fitting a engine management and replacing the distributor with a coil pack so want to block off the distributor, what is used to block the distributor hole off and fit the coil pack on were the distributor was.
I've done a search and can't find anything.

Also is there a set of ignition leads that would fit on or will i have to get some leads made up?

Edited by neil88, 19 December 2008 - 02:30 PM.


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Anthony

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Is this an 8v XU engine do I assume?

If so, there's a complete thermostat housing designed for coilpacks that will fit and includes the mount to bolt the Bosch coilpack to, assuming it's the usual 106/306/405 style one that you have. Any 1.8 or 2.0 8v XU engine should have the thermostat housing that you need.

As for leads, again, assuming it's a Bosch coilpack from a 106/306/405 and it's an 8v engine, a set of 1.8 8v leads will be perfect.

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Tom Fenton

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I'm also doing this, I don't know if it applies to all the GTI thermostat housings but certainly the one I have from a later 1600 engine has all the mounts there and tapped for the coilpack, whilst it would have been fitted with a dizzy. I've had an alloy blank turned up which I will TIG weld in, but the type of thermostat housing without the hole bored out is probably an easier solution!

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I'd do as Anthony suggests, I've got this style on my GTi with MP3.1 & I've supplied a few people on here with them taken off other PSA group cars I sourced from scrapyards.(usually for under 10 iirc & sometimes with a coilpack)

Tom, I think most of the thermostat housings for the XU engine with a distributer made post 90-91 have the drillings for the coilpack mounting.

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Doc-Evil

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Thats answered one of my questions - thanks :lol:

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neil88

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yes its the 8v xu engine.
Thank for the help
will get down the scrap yard and have a hunt about