mercruiser stumped


Old 08-11-06, 04:16 PM
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mercruiser stumped

After removing my distibutor from my mercruiser 260, 350GM small block to remove rusted screws it won't go back in. I'm a auto mechanic and have never seen this problem. It will get to about 1/2 inch from setting when it "binds". Almost like the bushings have expanded. The gear engages fine, and the oil pump slot doesn't seem to be an issue. The distributor binds so tight it almost gets stuck in the block. Any ideas??
Thanks, Bob
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Old 08-12-06, 04:45 AM
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check the "o" ring that seals the upper shaft may have swelled up
not letting it seat all the way down. i dont think that it would bind
that hard the only other thing that will hold it up is the oil pump
shaft not lined up
Old 08-17-06, 03:44 PM
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thats about how far it gets for me when i try to do them, but usually twisting them a little with pressure gets them to go down for me
Old 08-21-06, 06:06 PM
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Have you had any luck with this operation yet?

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