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· Formerly weebeastie
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won't crank* my bad


no but i'll do that today. why could that be a reason if you don't mind me asking, i just don't know too much about mechanics
If a large amount of oil is present in the distributor cap because of a leaky internal seal, it will not run properly, and most likely won't run at all.

i.e. this:

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This Prelude would crank over but not start because of the oil in the cap. Generally though, when they get this bad, they leave a puddle of oil under them.
 
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