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Accel Distributor Cap

Part No. 120142 Warranty Details  

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ACCEL high performance standard size caps offer superior protection from arc-thru and crossfire. Features hi-performance. 60kV- rated alkyd compound, stress-relieved at molding to ensure stability. Brass inserts provide for high spark energy flow.

Product Features:
  • High Performance Distributor Cap
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AccelDistributor Cap
 
3.7

(based on 12 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (3)

73%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Improves engine efficiency (6)
  • Easy to install (5)
  • Increases power (5)
  • Durable (4)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Everyday driving (8)
  • Replacement (7)
  • Performance driving (5)
  • Restoration (3)
    • Car & Truck:
    • Mechanic (3), Truck enthusiast (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Truck enthusiast (4), Casual driver (3), Mechanic (3)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

very high quality; KIT is mileading

Kit is misleading. One may be inclined to think it includes the rotor. It does not. Gave five stars for the quality of the cap itself. Screws included did not match OEM...Read complete review

Kit is misleading. One may be inclined to think it includes the rotor. It does not. Gave five stars for the quality of the cap itself. Screws included did not match OEM & consequently I twisted one off in the distributor. Not fun. Beware and use your old screws if new don't match. Again, quality is second to none and corrosion shouldn't be an issue as with aluminum contacts.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Thought would be a great cap...wrong!

Thought I couldn't go wrong with a premium ACCEL cap. Quality looked great and it worked fine for a short while (20k mi). Then started getting random misfire in damp weather. Thought...Read complete review

Thought I couldn't go wrong with a premium ACCEL cap. Quality looked great and it worked fine for a short while (20k mi). Then started getting random misfire in damp weather. Thought it might be the wires but it turned out to be the cap arcing internally. Was leaving a smoky film residue inside. Put old cap back on...problem solved!

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1.0

Thought would be a great cap...wrong!

By 

from Loves Park, IL

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Pros

    Cons

    • Failed Less Than 20k Mi
    • Internal Arcing Misfire

    Best Uses

    • Paper weight

    Comments about Accel Distributor Cap:

    Thought I couldn't go wrong with a premium ACCEL cap. Quality looked great and it worked fine for a short while (20k mi). Then started getting random misfire in damp weather. Thought it might be the wires but it turned out to be the cap arcing internally. Was leaving a smoky film residue inside. Put old cap back on...problem solved!

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    2.0

    Right Cap Wrong Screws

    By 

    from Welch, WV.

    About Me Auto Enthusiast, Mechanic, Truck Enthusiast

    Comments about Accel Distributor Cap:

    Cap works great so far. Caution! Caution! Caution!As has been said, the screws that come with it are NOT the same thread pitch & design as the originals and will break the distributor cap screw ears on the distributor. Use the old screws from your old original cap, or end up buying and replacing the complete distributor.

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    (1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Great Product

    By 

    from Erlanger, KY

    About Me Auto Enthusiast, Casual Driver, Truck Enthusiast

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    3 or more reviews submitted

    Pros

    • Durable
    • Improves Engine Efficiency
    • Increases Power

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Everyday Driving
      • Replacement

      Comments about Accel Distributor Cap:

      I got this cap for my '99 silverado 4.3 L and it fit perfectly and didn't give me any problems after installation. I did have a little trouble getting the old one off though.

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      1.0

      do not purchase big mistake

      By 

      from lebanon,PA

      About Me Casual Driver, Mechanic, Truck Enthusiast

      Pros

      • None

      Cons

      • Oem Delphi Is The Best
      • Two Rotors Had Burn Thru

      Best Uses

      • Garbage Can

      Comments about Accel Distributor Cap:

      had bought two kits for each of my trucks. both had failed within two years. cap corodes fast rotor prongs wear thru = no starting. buy delphi youll thank yourself later these are junk

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      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Vented, which is what I was looking for

      By 

      from port huron, michigan

      About Me Casual Driver

      Pros

      • Easy To Install

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Everyday Driving
        • Replacement

        Comments about Accel Distributor Cap:

        Liked the brass inserts and venting. Only problem with this product as noted by another reviewer, is that the new screws supplied with the cap are not the correct thread. After reading his review, I was prepared for this, and used the old screws from the previous cap. Keep your old screws and reuse them if needed. Thanks to the reviewer that gave the heads up on this.

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        5.0

        Preformance

        By 

        from De Soto, KS

        About Me Truck Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Durable
        • Easy To Install
        • Improves Engine Efficiency
        • Increases Power
        • Lightweight

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Everyday Driving
          • Performance Driving
          • Racing
          • Replacement
          • Restoration

          Comments about Accel Distributor Cap:

          I love the product and price! : )

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          (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Blazer runs better than new now!

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          By 

          from Clearwater, FL

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          3 or more reviews submitted

          Pros

          • Durable
          • Easy To Install
          • Improves Engine Efficiency
          • Increases Power

          Cons

          • none

          Best Uses

          • Everyday Driving
          • Performance Driving
          • Replacement
          • Restoration

          Comments about Accel Distributor Cap:

          My 1998 Blazer has 204,000 miles and runs great. It had a bad stumble at Idle. New plugs helped, but it sounded rough. This new Cap made the engine run better than new and it idles very smooth with AC on in drive while stopped.

          • Car & Truck:
          • Auto Enthusiast, Mechanic, Truck Enthusiast

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          (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          great product

          By 

          from florida

          Pros

          • Durable
          • Easy To Install
          • Improves Engine Efficiency
          • Increases Power

          Cons

          • Screw must rethread rotor

          Best Uses

          • Everyday Driving
          • Replacement

          Comments about Accel Distributor Cap:

          solved my misfire, performance better than oem. I changed cap, rotor and coil what a difference, highly recomend

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          • Mechanic

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          (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

           
          1.0

          JUNK

          By 

          from Fredneck MD

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

            Cons

            • GARBAGE

            Best Uses

            • TRASH

            Comments about Accel Distributor Cap:

            Cap and rotor did not fit properly. They wobbled. Got engine code multiple misfires around 3000 rpm.
            Complete garbage (unless I happened to get a bad cap AND rotor).

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            5.0

            U.S performance made in China

            By 

            from Thumb, Michigan

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            Pros

            • Improves Engine Efficiency

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Everyday Driving
              • Performance Driving
              • Replacement

              Comments about Accel Distributor Cap:

              Nice heavy Cap. Made in China, Solved my OE engine misfire problem.

              • Car & Truck:
              • Truck Enthusiast

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              • Q:

                on about 12/3/09 and the ad price on line comes with cap and rotor for p.n.120142. true or false.
                Asked on 12/4/2009 by sa from ny

                1 answer

                • A:

                  False, It's just a Cap and screws, does not include a rotor.

                  Answered on 1/3/2010 by Mud Duck from Thumb, Michigan
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