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    Fuel distributor screw

    Hi guys! New owner still learning about his car. I have a screw that stands very proud of the fuel distributor. It appears to be a screw that holds the distributor in place, but Iím not sure. Iím tempted to just screw it in but with my luck itís a fuel metering adjusting screw or some other ďdonít touchĒ screw. Any help is appreciated, thank you.FA957D4A-DB12-46E9-B074-484249FA489B.jpg

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    Not really banned Michael's Avatar
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    That's someone's idea of a plug. The adjustment is under the plug. Probably not very air tight and probably not very secure. You can get universal rubber plugs at an auto parts store or use a more appropiate sized screw with electrical tape or heat shrink around it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Michael View Post
    That's someone's idea of a plug. Probably not very air tight.
    Weird. Plugging what? What should be there?

    Never mind. I read your response before you edited it. Thanks for the help.

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    DMC Midwest - 815.459.6439 DMCMW Dave's Avatar
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    Or get the real plug, assuming the hole isn't drilled out.

    https://store.delorean.com/p-6399-plug-removeable.aspx

    or for the more correct:

    https://store.delorean.com/p-6398-ca...resistant.aspx which they appear to have run out of. Midwest may have one or two left, not a huge seller.
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    Make sure it isnt drilled out, there is a plug i believe josh linked youc an buy super cheap that goes there. if not you will have a vacuum leak. My car was missing it one day( or never had it) so i put a new one in. I also had this question at one point when i first got my car lol

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    Thanks everyone. The car runs fine so Iím reluctant to mess with it. I guess at the very least Iíll make sure that screw is secure while I look locally for a plug that will fit.

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    You could use a golf tee in the meantime. One that's still made of wood. It's softer and won't risk scratching things like that screw might. Or wrap it with some electrical tape, as was suggested. That'll help seal any vacuum leak from that hole.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Jonathan View Post
    You could use a golf tee in the meantime. One that's still made of wood. It's softer and won't risk scratching things like that screw might. Or wrap it with some electrical tape, as was suggested. That'll help seal any vacuum leak from that hole.
    I wrapped it with tape for now. I like that golf tee suggestion though!

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