current best bet for dizzy cap and rotor?

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current best bet for dizzy cap and rotor?

Post by Adrian E » Sun Feb 19, 2012 6:36 pm

Hi folks

I recall reading that the genuine parts are no longer available from Citroen?

Is there a reputable supplier of good quality aftermarket that anyone can recommend?

The one currently on the car is a cheap and nasty special and the centre electrode isn't making good contact with the rotor arm so would like to chuck them in the bin as soon as I can......

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Post by Timmo » Sun Feb 19, 2012 10:19 pm

ive never had bad experience with off the shelf at the factors, intermotor typically, that said, one unipart one wouldnt run when warm, but that came with a full top end build kit for a 405mi, technically the same part mind.
pretty much all have been intermotor when ive replaced them, (renewal of all engine firing kit every so often!)
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Post by jayw » Mon Feb 20, 2012 12:24 pm

I find little difference in aftermarket caps and have rarely had problems.

I think the bigger issue is getting a cap full-stop! Most places are NLA and there's even only ONE on ebay now and it's over £30!

I think from hereon-in we're gonna struggle for even the most basic parts :roll:
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Post by Kitch » Tue Feb 21, 2012 1:06 pm

Beru are fine, but as has been said it's not the "genuine" aspect that is important (unless you enjoy being bummed by main dealers). I *think* Duciellier (sp?) make the original units, but mine's had a Beru one on there for a few years and been fine.

I admit the Intermotor ones are a bit....erm.......not as good. Rotor arm broke up and punctured the cap on mine :roll:

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Post by Adrian E » Tue Feb 21, 2012 9:33 pm

Cheers folks - my dad e-mailed Beru direct and they've put him in touch with a company in Birmingham who are sending him a cap and rotor for sensible money :D

He rang Citroen and the parts are no longer available - I recall buying from the main dealer for my K plater about 10 years ago and it was 3 figures even then!

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Post by Kitch » Tue Feb 21, 2012 10:44 pm

Adrian E wrote:Cheers folks - my dad e-mailed Beru direct and they've put him in touch with a company in Birmingham who are sending him a cap and rotor for sensible money :D

He rang Citroen and the parts are no longer available - I recall buying from the main dealer for my K plater about 10 years ago and it was 3 figures even then!
If that falls through ECP stocked Beru.

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Post by Adrian E » Wed Feb 22, 2012 9:21 am

Kitch wrote:If that falls through ECP stocked Beru.
They only stock the cap and not the rotor arm, unfortunately. They list a different brand for the rotor but didn't have any stock.

Even with 25% discount code from ECP it was still cheaper getting them from this place in Birmingham - will try and get the details and post here for future reference :D

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Post by Adrian E » Wed Feb 22, 2012 3:54 pm

Got the details from my dad - details as follows:

distributor cap 922PC0010 @ £15.00

rotor arm 921PC0010 @ £14.50

plus vat & £5.00 carriage (UK address only) on the shelf.
Total including vat & carriage is £41.40

http://www.hansmotors.co.uk/

Contact details on the web site but no online ordering

Parts arrived today and dizzy cap has a nice sprung centre electrode and looks far better quality than the current one

Hope that proves useful to someone :)

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Post by Kitch » Wed Feb 22, 2012 8:22 pm

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Post by kriskarrera » Thu Jul 12, 2012 10:54 pm

A few years ago I picked up a genuine cap, arm and backing plate for just £16 on ebay, couldn't believe my luck.

I've thought in the past if there would be some way of making some sort of adapter so that a cheaper, more readily available cap and arm could be used.
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Post by NZ16v » Mon Jul 16, 2012 9:42 pm

We have had no end of trouble with dizzys, much like most on here- the valvers eat the things.

It is getting nigh on impossible to get bits over here in NZ, so dad ended up drilling out the cap a little, so he could fit a bigger, betterererer and easily obtained bushes/rotor(cant remember which!!!) and spring. Has worked a treat thus far.
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Post by Jayridium » Fri Nov 30, 2012 9:30 pm

It would be great if you could find out which one your dad used so as we may copy the modification to placate these cars viratious appetite for ignition components.

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