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I installed an Accel #59107 distributor and am about to replace the module for the 4th time.

I'm over-looking the .065 shaft endplay on a new unit, but can't quite get past getting stuck on the side of the road on a regular basis. My belly-button is getting worn out from leaning over the fender.

They did not respond to my question.

App: SBC, HEI, one wire (12V), no ballast resistor.

Anybody else having a problem with the (made in China) Accel products?
 

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Apparantly not all the modules are the same internally.
The GM ones have more sophisticated dwell etc and are not that expensive with better quality.

No matter what, be sure you apply a heat sink compound underneath it at installation. This is similar to the compounds used between the cpu and heatsink in a computer. Also make sure your 12volt lead is of sufficient size.

I have used the Chinese modules with good luck so far, but not many actual miles.
 

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Yes... I used the grease each time.

I finally talked to tech support at Accel…

He said he had “heard” from “racers” who “may be” having this problem,
and their solution “might be” to use a GM replacement 4-pin (e.g.- 75 Camaro 350 HEI) module.

He did not come right out & say that the modules were faulty.

I got one at Advance Auto& installed it.

Since I had 4 fail, and Accel does not warranty these (racing parts), he
gave me the module for free.

Kudo’s to the counter guy for taking some initiative,
and Kudo’s to the Accel guy for at least giving me “hints” to
what he probably was unable to actually tell me.

Don’t see that very often anymore.

I’ll see how long that one (Sorensen EL”102) lasts.
 
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