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Accel Distributor Cap And Rotor Kit

Part No. 8132 Warranty  

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Product Features:
  • Heavy Duty Cap and Rotor Kit
  • With Brass Inserts
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AccelDistributor Cap And Rotor Kit
 
4.0

(based on 31 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (18)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (5)

83%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to install (22)
  • Improves engine efficiency (17)
  • Durable (16)
  • Increases power (13)
  • Lightweight (8)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Everyday driving (22)
    • Replacement (17)
    • Performance driving (5)
    • Restoration (3)
      • Car & Truck:
      • Mechanic (4), Auto enthusiast (3), Truck enthusiast (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Casual driver (10), Auto enthusiast (9), Truck enthusiast (8), Mechanic (6)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Works great!

    It was ready for me to pick up when I arrived at the store. I'd never done a distributor cap/rotor before and honestly thought there would be a lot more to it. Piece...Read complete review

    It was ready for me to pick up when I arrived at the store. I'd never done a distributor cap/rotor before and honestly thought there would be a lot more to it. Piece of cake to install. Just need to make sure you don't loose track of where the plug wires go. Had a little trouble with that as there wasn't much slack in my wires, but I made it work. It fits perfectly to replace my old one. Surprisingly it didn't make any noticeable difference even though my old one was horrid inside, carbon scoring like you wouldn't believe. A hint I do on many car repairs - use a permanent marker and write the date and mileage on the part, so you quickly can see down the road when you replaced it.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Two stikes and you are out

    I purchased this cap and rotor to replace one that was well beyond needing it. I installed it that same day, using a friend's shop. I drove the truck home and there was...Read complete review

    I purchased this cap and rotor to replace one that was well beyond needing it. I installed it that same day, using a friend's shop. I drove the truck home and there was a noticable improvement in performance. The next afternoon I went out to start the truck, and it would not start. It acted as if it was out of time. I spent some time checking to make sure the wires were on correctly, and finally pulled the cap. I found that the rotor was spinning on the distributor shaft, the plastic keyway that keeps the rotor stationary on the shaft had broken. Seeing as I had no other vehicle at my home, I had to walk several miles to return this for replacement.

    When I arrived at the store, they gave me a new rotor with no problems and even offered to have a parts driver take me home when they returned from deliveries. I declined the offer wanting to get back to install the part and get the truck running before an upcoming snow storm.

    I was too late, and ended up not installing the part until the next afternoon. The truck started and ran, I took it out for a couple of mile test drive and it was good.

    Early the next morning I went out to start the truck, so that I could drive my wife to work using my four wheel drive, rather than the rear wheel drive car. Once again, the truck did the same thing, trying to start but then acting out of time. I ended up driving her to work in the RWD vehicle. I came home and pulled the cap, again finding the rotor free.

    I pulled the cap and rotor, and took them back to the store. I was issued a refund reciept, but they say it can take 10 business days for the refund to show up on my card.

    To recap, Two rotors failed. Service was not bad, but the refund is not prompt. Avoid this unless you love installing rotors. I gave one star only because there was no way to give less

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    1.0

    Broke 2 Times

    By ChevyDude

    from IL Carbondale

    Pros

    • Easy To Install

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Accel Distributor Cap And Rotor Kit:

        I had 2 Rotor Tabs break causing me to walk to the store once. The second time i had to get towed home to get another one. I have changed brands

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        1.0

        Should have listened to bad reviews

        By Brent

        from Absecon, NJ

        About Me Casual Driver

        Level 1

        Pros

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Accel Distributor Cap And Rotor Kit:

              I read the bad reviews but went with the good ones instead. I replaced the rotor and cap, started the truck up and it ran worse than before. I put the old cap and rotor back on and it ran as before putting this new one on. I am returning it after chatting with customer service who assured me I would have no trouble with the return. Accel was THE ignition parts back in the 1969 with my Roadrunner, I guess all things change.

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              1.0

              Two stikes and you are out

              By Big Mike

              from Maryland

              About Me Auto Enthusiast, Truck Enthusiast

              Pros

                Cons

                • Failed Twice In 10 Miles

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Accel Distributor Cap And Rotor Kit:

                  I purchased this cap and rotor to replace one that was well beyond needing it. I installed it that same day, using a friend's shop. I drove the truck home and there was a noticable improvement in performance. The next afternoon I went out to start the truck, and it would not start. It acted as if it was out of time. I spent some time checking to make sure the wires were on correctly, and finally pulled the cap. I found that the rotor was spinning on the distributor shaft, the plastic keyway that keeps the rotor stationary on the shaft had broken. Seeing as I had no other vehicle at my home, I had to walk several miles to return this for replacement.

                  When I arrived at the store, they gave me a new rotor with no problems and even offered to have a parts driver take me home when they returned from deliveries. I declined the offer wanting to get back to install the part and get the truck running before an upcoming snow storm.

                  I was too late, and ended up not installing the part until the next afternoon. The truck started and ran, I took it out for a couple of mile test drive and it was good.

                  Early the next morning I went out to start the truck, so that I could drive my wife to work using my four wheel drive, rather than the rear wheel drive car. Once again, the truck did the same thing, trying to start but then acting out of time. I ended up driving her to work in the RWD vehicle. I came home and pulled the cap, again finding the rotor free.

                  I pulled the cap and rotor, and took them back to the store. I was issued a refund reciept, but they say it can take 10 business days for the refund to show up on my card.

                  To recap, Two rotors failed. Service was not bad, but the refund is not prompt. Avoid this unless you love installing rotors. I gave one star only because there was no way to give less

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                  1.0

                  Didn't fit 1995 c1500

                  By Joe

                  from Meansville, Ga

                  About Me Mechanic

                  Pros

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Accel Distributor Cap And Rotor Kit:

                        Quality brass contacts, but didn't seat on the distributor near the screws. Maybe you could trim the lip that laps over the base of the distributor and it will work but you shouldn't have to!

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                        5.0

                        good product .......

                        By jj

                        from wadesboro ,north carolina

                        About Me Truck Enthusiast

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

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

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Everyday Driving
                          • Performance Driving
                          • Replacement

                          Comments about Accel Distributor Cap And Rotor Kit:

                          I recommend this product ......

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                          5.0

                          decent,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,

                          By bubber

                          from salem,va.

                          About Me Casual Driver

                          Verified Buyer
                          Level 1

                          Pros

                          • Improves Engine Efficiency
                          • Increases Power
                          • Lightweight

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Everyday Driving

                            Comments about Accel Distributor Cap And Rotor Kit:

                            none

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                            5.0

                            I would buy again

                            By Ron Camaro guy

                            from Ft Myers fl

                            About Me Auto Enthusiast, Mechanic, Truck Enthusiast

                            Verified Buyer
                            3 or more reviews submitted

                            Pros

                            • Durable
                            • Easy To Install
                            • Improves Engine Efficiency

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

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

                              Comments about Accel Distributor Cap And Rotor Kit:

                              Brass terminals

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                              4.0

                              Definite buy!

                              By Adrian the Chevy lover

                              from Laredo, TX

                              About Me Learning Auto Enthusiast

                              Verified Buyer
                              Level 1

                              Pros

                              • Improves Engine Efficiency
                              • Increases Power

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Everyday Driving
                                • Performance Driving
                                • Replacement

                                Comments about Accel Distributor Cap And Rotor Kit:

                                The product was great! I have a 1989 chevrolet silverado c1500 5.0 that I am proud to be an owner of and had to replace the distributor cap and rotor. After installing the product, I could immediately feel the power back in my truck!

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                                (9 of 18 customers found this review helpful)

                                 
                                5.0

                                Great product

                                By CMO

                                from Norfolk Ne

                                Verified Buyer
                                Helpful Reviewer

                                Comments about Accel Distributor Cap And Rotor Kit:

                                Tune up

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                                (15 of 29 customers found this review helpful)

                                 
                                5.0

                                Accel HEI Cap and Rotor

                                By Todd

                                from Shreveport, LA

                                About Me Truck Enthusiast

                                Verified Buyer
                                3 or more reviews submitted

                                Pros

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

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Everyday Driving
                                  • Replacement

                                  Comments about Accel Distributor Cap And Rotor Kit:

                                  Quality product at a good price. Brass metal parts resist corrosion problems common with these style distributors.

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                                  • Q:

                                    will this cap work on my 1995 chevy pu 5.7 what does hei-est remount mean
                                    Asked on 9/30/2013 by me from san antonio tx

                                    1 answer

                                    • CUSTOMER CARE

                                      A:

                                      For further assistance regarding the Accel Distributor Cap And Rotor Kit (Part No. 8132), please provide the exact model of your vehicle. The hei-est remount mean High Energy Ignition or Electronic Spark Timing remount kit. For more information, please feel free to call us at: 1-877-238-2623 or visit the nearest Advance Auto Parts store and one of our Parts Pros will gladly assist you with any questions or concerns you may have.

                                      Answered on 10/1/2013 by Steve from AAP
                                  • Q:

                                    what is the correct way to put the plug wires on this part
                                    Asked on 10/1/2010 by Anonymous

                                    1 answer

                                    • CUSTOMER CARE

                                      A:

                                      That depends on your vehicle. If you are having a hard time hooking them back up, I recommend getting a repair manual for your vehicle. This should be able to show you how to replace the cap.

                                      Answered on 10/1/2010 by Mike from AAP
                                  • Q:

                                    I just went to store number 09300 to to purchase a cap and rotor kit part number 8132 (GM HEI Cap and Rotor Kit by Accel) and the sales person Michael H on my receipt, told me the cap and rotor were never sold in a kit and refused to look for part number 8132 i got from the web site. The price on the web page was $27.49. I even gave him the part number and discription, color and everything. After ringing up the two items seperately the total bill was $44.31. The receipt is dated 9/27/2010 at 18:54:24 Reg 03. If the web page is wrong it needs to be fixed, if the store is ripping off loyal customers, they need to be fixed also.
                                    Asked on 9/27/2010 by Don from Mobile, Alabama

                                    1 answer

                                    • CUSTOMER CARE

                                      A:

                                      For assistance with this issue, please give us a call at 1-877-ADVANCE (238-2623).

                                      Answered on 10/28/2010 by Mike the Auto Parts Master from AAP
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