Leak cover under Distributor cap

Tiny
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When I recently replaced the rotor in my distributor I couldn`t get the leak cover to fit back in. The rotor I was given at the parts store was a slightly different shape than the old one and that made it impossible to replace the leak cover back.
I would have taken the rotor back, but I needed the car right then. I installed the new rotor without the leak cover and it ran great, so I didn`t sweat it.
Now, I`m starting to wonder. Do I really need this part? I`m assuming that it`s just an added protection against water/moisture, right?
Are there any other problems that I might face by not using this part :
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Wednesday, November 8th, 2006 AT 7:56 PM

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Tiny
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No you shouldn't run in to any other problems. I would replace the entire unit again when the time is right. That item is not critical.
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Friday, November 10th, 2006 AT 2:12 AM
Tiny
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Thanks for the reply. I m finding this forum very helpful. Glad that you guys are here to help :)
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Saturday, November 11th, 2006 AT 4:21 PM

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