1988 chevy Silverado Distributer

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Old 03-07-03, 07:44 PM
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Unhappy 1988 chevy Silverado Distributer

I had to remove the Distributer, Because of a blown head gasket on a 350 engine. If anyone has this engine in a 1988. Please help.
I cannot remember if the wire connectios were toward the drivers side or the passengers side. what Ithought was a mark in the distributer cap wasnt.
Thank you in advance.
 
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Old 03-07-03, 08:00 PM
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Wires should be on the drivers side when on TDC.

Hopefully you had it on TDC when you took it apart!!
 
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Old 03-07-03, 08:22 PM
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Check autolibrary.org as well.
 
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Old 03-07-03, 10:50 PM
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Hi, Joe F;

I'm new here, but the AutoLibrary page has been down for about 3-4 days now that I know of. Something to do with someone else taking it over!!

Have you tried it lately????
 
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Old 03-08-03, 04:12 AM
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Thanks for the info. Yes, I had it on TDC when I took it out. But ,I forgot to verify and mark the cap. Idont mess up all that often. But boy when I do lookout, cause its a LOU LOU.


Thanks again for your help
 
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Old 03-08-03, 05:56 AM
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Well it/was free, so you know that would eventually come to an end.

You should pick up a service manual for reference anyhow.....
 
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Old 03-08-03, 05:58 AM
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Being a freebie, you had to figure it was going to end sometime .

A service manual is a worthy expense with regard to auto repair.....you can check the library for a copy.
 
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Old 03-08-03, 10:39 AM
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44mag;

So, does that mean that you're up and running now!!??



Joe F;

It's like taking candy away from a kid!!

Sure was a great site to have well it lasted!!
 
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Old 03-09-03, 07:03 AM
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Unhappy

Well, not yet. I started changing the oil. I only changed it last week. but because there was signs of water in the oil. I used a Frame ph5 filter. And only used hand pressure. well trying to take it off by hand ,it colapsed. I now have it apart trying to use a drift punch to loosen it. Thing wont budge. I think when,I get this done. I might not even work on my lawn mower. Just buy a Goat.
And this is the only thing holding me back from starting up.
 
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Old 03-09-03, 07:15 AM
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It sure was. However, there is another option. Fire up the old library card and head to the public library. They often have the Chilton manuals there, and last time I checked, the library was free. LOL.

I don't depend on the free information though. I have the factory manual for all my cars, or am in the process of getting them .

Original poster: Use Delco filters. Cheap, available and quality protection for a GM car. I buy them by the caseload when they are on sale .
 
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Old 03-09-03, 08:53 AM
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Sorry to hear of your bad luck, but Fram!!, well no I won't say anything except make the next one anything but a Fram or Pennzoil!!

The old saying is;
Pennzoil in the Yellow can,
Is the same as a Fram !!

This water that was in your engine was left from the HG job??
Or new?? Since the HG job!!
 
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Old 03-09-03, 12:48 PM
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It was before,the head gasket job. I wanted to start out with fresh oil and filter. I will let it run with this new oil and change it again in a week. And hopefully it will clean up well.
 
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Old 03-09-03, 11:04 PM
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Did you get the filter off?
If not is it leaking yet?
 
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Old 03-12-03, 05:07 PM
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I got it off, and running ,found I was set on the #1 exhaust .
And now I also, think my water pump isnt working. I did have a blown head gasket. The temp went up and pegged out ,I checked the top hose ,by pinching it off. No pressure.
 
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Old 03-12-03, 05:16 PM
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Change the water pump and have the radiator flushed out. Pitch all the hoses and belts for new ones. After all that work, this is not the time to skimp out on a couple of hundred bucks (at most!) in needed maintenance parts.
 
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