Were all distributors for the 5MGE the same every year? The reason I ask is because I came across these 2 distributor caps that are supposed to fit 85 and 86 japanese supras(5MGE of course). Does any1 have a distributor cap like these on their car?
I think it was the 82 and 83 that had all the posts comming straight out. The 84-6 had some of the posts coming off the side like that. Either stlye will work there is no other differences. I prefer the one with them all coming straight out.
The strangest thing. I pulled a set of aftermarket plug wires from an 84 parts car with that style distributor cap. Obviously they wouldn't fit with the straight cap but I tried and couldn't get them to fit on another 84 with the same cap - a couple of them were too short. How they ever fit on the donor car I'll never know. I wound up buying an aftermarket dist cap $10 (straight style) and aftermarket wires ($26) that are too long (but they work fine). If money weren't an issue, I'd just go to the dealer next time and get both. I hate having plug wires that aren't arranged neatly.