The 0231.169.003 is used in the Porsche 911 from 09/1971 to 06/1972. This distributor has a vacuum module, a fixed cast lug, and uses points. The 911T is a mechanical fuel infected engine unless it was a European model, which could have been running carburetors up to 1973. The ignition system is a three-pin CDI.
This 0231.169.003 distributor is one of the first to have a cast lug on the side to mount and adjust the distributor on the engine. When installing ignition distributors that have fixed cast aluminum hold down clamps as part of
the ignition distributor housing they must be completely seated against the engine case before tightening the hold-down nut.
Warning, do not pull the distributor down using the hold-down nut.
Failure to seat the distributor before tightening the hold-down nut can result in severe engine damage and or distributor housing/ bushing damage. We also recommend using a liberal amount of silicone
or rubber grease on the distributor shaft to case seal to aid in installation.
Porsche Cross Reference Numbers
The Bosch number is stamped in the side of this aluminum small case distributor, 0231.169.003, but Porsche uses 901.602.021.CX or 911.602.021.01.