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Old 12-14-2018, 06:43 PM   #1
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1988 sbc 350 starter

Anyone know what the gizmo on the bottom of the engine is that has a starter wire/terminal end connected to it? Never in my life seen this?
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Old 12-14-2018, 06:46 PM   #2
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Re: 1988 sbc 350 starter

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Old 12-14-2018, 06:49 PM   #3
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Old 12-14-2018, 07:03 PM   #4
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Re: 1988 sbc 350 starter

It's your knock sensor. You want to keep it.
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Old 12-14-2018, 07:06 PM   #5
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Re: 1988 sbc 350 starter

So its just getting power from the starter? Nothing really to do with the starter?
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Old 12-14-2018, 08:31 PM   #6
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Re: 1988 sbc 350 starter

its the just one wire that gets routed along the starter wires. has nothing to do with the starter tho...
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Old 12-14-2018, 11:24 PM   #7
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Re: 1988 sbc 350 starter

It's just a separate wire/ circuit that's routed through the same protective conduit.
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Old 12-14-2018, 11:30 PM   #8
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Ok guys, thanks a lot. I appreciate the fees back.
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Old 12-16-2018, 05:09 PM   #9
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Re: 1988 sbc 350 starter

That opening in the engine block just back from the knock sensor .....isnt it supposed to be holding the dipstick tube ?

Looks like its been leaking for a while...might want to check it out before you put engine back in....

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Old 12-16-2018, 06:50 PM   #10
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Re: 1988 sbc 350 starter

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That opening in the engine block just back from the knock sensor .....isnt it supposed to be holding the dipstick tube ?

Looks like its been leaking for a while...might want to check it out before you put engine back in....

Usually an O-ring takes care of that.
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Old 12-16-2018, 09:32 PM   #11
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Re: 1988 sbc 350 starter

AussieinNC, yes, I have removed it because Im getting ready to send the engine to the builder. BUT, I wasnt aware it took an oring, thanks for that info.
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Old 12-21-2018, 10:29 PM   #12
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Re: 1988 sbc 350 starter

Small blocks dont use o rings on dipstick tubes....use a little silicon on tube when reinstalling it...

Small blocks dipstick tube presses into the block...

Big block engines all use o rings...GM part number GM 274244....

Big block dipsticks fit into the sump...

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Old 12-22-2018, 01:23 AM   #13
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Thanks, that was going to be my plan...a little sealant
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