View Full Version : Distributor oil

11-17-2005, 03:20 AM
Hey guys.. I got oil getting into dizzy cap.. however I call toyota and they had no seal for the 5SFE dizzy.. Ya know, looking for a dizzy shaft seal.. so um.. anyone have expirence in this issue?

11-17-2005, 03:40 AM
I ordered a kit from Kbox.ca, but I haven't installed it yet. My oil leak stopped after I ran some high mileage oil treatment. However, when the leak starts again, I'm rebuilding it. The kit comes with everything you need to rebuild the distributor. Here is the link:


It is listed for the MR2, but I emailed the guy that runs the site and he said it'll work.


11-17-2005, 03:40 AM
There is a rebuild kit on ebay for the the 3SGTE dist.
Comes with new seals and bearing.
I don't know if it will work on the 5S one or not.

11-17-2005, 04:13 AM
HOw hard is it to do? I can't imagine it being that bad since it is an external coil.. so none of that shit to worry about

11-17-2005, 08:09 AM
you can also just replace the o-ring on the dizzy shaft. Thats your main problem right there. I had the same thing happen.

11-17-2005, 03:05 PM
There is an internal seal that ususally goes.
That is what causes oil inside the cap.

11-17-2005, 03:25 PM
Right.. so how fun is the job?

11-17-2005, 04:57 PM
I have seen a couple of step-by-step procedures outlinining exactly how to do it. One is on this board I think, and one is on the kbox site.


01-21-2006, 02:22 PM
The 3SGTE and 5SFE kits differ by the outer housing oring and as such we have two kits listed.

Our new site is http://www.kbox.ca/catalog/ Please book mark it. We will be taking down the old pages shortly.

01-31-2006, 09:13 PM
I haven't had time to finish this write up but it should get you going in the right direction. Email me at catinhat@tds.net if you have any questions. I check there more than I make it to the board.
Good Luck.

02-01-2006, 03:12 AM
Hmmm boy I wonder if a 3SGTE dizzy will work fine on a 5SFE? Along with the ign. coil pack.. hmm..

02-01-2006, 04:40 AM
No. Already answered in the other thread.