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This can be tricky. The base of a distributor is sealed with several "O" rings and to replace them requires removal of the entire distributor. A shop will charge no more than an hours labour for this. Or a "Quick" fix is to loosen the bolt securing the distributor and lift it out slightly and the wipe all oil away from the mating surfaces. Then use a heat resistant silicone and apply a small amount to the mating surfaces, drop the distributor into place, secure the bolts and wait several hours and then start.

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