Dizzy access cover

Dizzy access cover

htf
Joined: May 5th, 2001, 4:29 pm

July 12th, 2008, 8:59 am #1

WhiteX, '87 FI.
It seems I have to take the dizzy cap off in order to remove the cover (into the spare wheel well).
I have very little strength left in my fingers and I find it impossible to re-latch those clips.
Any trick about that cover?


HaXD
Herzel, in Israel

WhiteX
The late Green '85 X1/9
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JaMeS
JaMeS

July 12th, 2008, 10:36 am #2

... to remove and put back the access panel without taking the cap off. The two closest wires should be pulled off to give you more room. It does take some wiggling to get it back in there, but it fits. I know what you mean about those clips. A real pain sometimes to get back on.
Later,
James
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Joined: August 29th, 2005, 4:22 am

July 12th, 2008, 3:30 pm #3

WhiteX, '87 FI.
It seems I have to take the dizzy cap off in order to remove the cover (into the spare wheel well).
I have very little strength left in my fingers and I find it impossible to re-latch those clips.
Any trick about that cover?


HaXD
Herzel, in Israel

WhiteX
The late Green '85 X1/9
The correct cap has the terminals at 90º to the distributor shaft, or side exit. If your wires exit straight out the top, then you should get the correct cap.

Gregory Smith

'87 Bertone X1/9 Corsa
'88 VW Vanagon
Olympia, Washington, USA
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Steven Shonk
Steven Shonk

July 12th, 2008, 4:04 pm #4

The Bosch cap on my racecar has the wires exiting up and it works just fine.
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htf
Joined: May 5th, 2001, 4:29 pm

July 12th, 2008, 4:15 pm #5




HaXD
Herzel, in Israel

WhiteX
The late Green '85 X1/9
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Joined: December 21st, 2004, 3:04 am

July 12th, 2008, 4:46 pm #6

WhiteX, '87 FI.
It seems I have to take the dizzy cap off in order to remove the cover (into the spare wheel well).
I have very little strength left in my fingers and I find it impossible to re-latch those clips.
Any trick about that cover?


HaXD
Herzel, in Israel

WhiteX
The late Green '85 X1/9
... and I make a "U" out of it.

Feed it under and through the clip and pull UP, and then AWAY from the dizzy... to unlatch the clip from the cap.  This especially works well on the clip that seems to end up very close to the firewall and access cover.

(I JUST CAN'T WAIT TO SAY THIS!!!) To reinstall, reverse the order! 

HAHAHA!

Seriously though, insure the cap is on straight and located properly with its "guide pin" neatly in its notch, then carefully feed the wire through the clip, pull the clip close to the cap and then LIFT UP and OVER to secure, then remove the wire.  I usually do the clip first closest to the firewall first, then recheck the cap for proper fit.


My best,



Tony
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htf
Joined: May 5th, 2001, 4:29 pm

July 12th, 2008, 6:25 pm #7




HaXD
Herzel, in Israel

WhiteX
The late Green '85 X1/9
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Joined: May 8th, 2007, 12:54 am

July 14th, 2008, 12:39 am #8

WhiteX, '87 FI.
It seems I have to take the dizzy cap off in order to remove the cover (into the spare wheel well).
I have very little strength left in my fingers and I find it impossible to re-latch those clips.
Any trick about that cover?


HaXD
Herzel, in Israel

WhiteX
The late Green '85 X1/9
I recently had to adjust the timing and thought about the access cover a bit.
Why did FIAT not make it so that the cover is removed from inside the car and not from inside the engine bay?

I then thought about making a hinged flap in the access cover so that you could reach into the dizzy without having to remove the cover.

Anyone tried this?
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Joined: August 29th, 2005, 4:22 am

July 15th, 2008, 2:48 pm #9

It's removed from inside the car because that's where you'll be when using the access. If it was removable from inside the engine bay, what would be the benefit? A clip-on cover would be nice, the nuts are a pain to r&r.

Gregory Smith

'87 Bertone X1/9 Corsa
'88 VW Vanagon
Olympia, Washington, USA
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Ian Lawson (NZ)
Ian Lawson (NZ)

July 15th, 2008, 10:00 pm #10

<<<<< the nuts are a pain to r&r.>>>>>

Replace those teeny ordinary nuts with wingnuts - makes the job a bit easier!

cheers, Ian - NZ

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