1990 Mazda 323 Questions

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when the car is left for the longer period of time,it does not start suddenly so what could be possible problems?

After a distributor replacement that barely got me home, I ordered another, but checked to make sure all the connections were correct, and they are. The car starts, idles good for 10 seconds, and then sputters and dies. It must be getting spark and gas. My mechanic says to try the next distributor. Someone on this sight was told to check for a corroded ground connection on the drivers side of the cylinder head. Where and what is that exactly? Thanks,Tim Coulter

When turned off the motor runs on roughly spluttering,for up to 20 seconds. It has 190,000 miles but runs like a dream. I am in Australia.It is a 323K p/car 1990. My daughter loves it. Cheers

Yes, it's a "1989" Mazda 323. Your year selection only went to 1990.For the last year and a half,my car ran pretty good with a distributor marked D4R86-22 and B6B1 8Y03. I ordered an M-36 Richporter distributor from All Automotive that was to be a direct replacement. It didn't work, due to the usual subtle differences my mechanics and I have found in the past. Do I re-build my old one? My last 8 VIN #'s are K0387996.My computer # is B6K2. The original Mazda Part # is B6B1-18-200. The plaque on the firewall says Made in Japan and 8595B. The car was shipped to California. I bought her brand new. She still gets 30 M.P.G. and has 300K+ miles. I just can't dump her cuz of a distributor problem.Any advice. Parts people can't help. I need a Mazda expert mechanic. Thanx, Tim Coulter.