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Old 05-30-2006, 08:48 PM   #11
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85 C-bodies were FWD with a distributor. 86 H-bodies were FWD without the distributor. There is no hole or o-ring because all Buick engines since the 215 have the distributor on the front cover. The bonneville changed bodies so many times in the 80s it'* hard to keep track.

You 88 just needs plugs and wires for ignition maintenance.

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hmm sorry hans, that last pic is wrong...

that is a 89-91...the 88 had the 3800 stamped on the top of the UIM...the 89-91 had it on the plastic cover unless that is a really late model year 88...
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That stamp on the top is the ONLY difference visually, I know cause I have that in my car now as a replacement engine. Came out of an 88 Trofeo.
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That pic of the 3800 is a Vin C.
Looks identical to my mom'* 88 Park Ave Vin C.
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You forgot the 86-88 Vin 3.



Similar in appearance to the 85, but with sequential port injection and distributorless ignition.
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Well, my mistake. The 3100 and 3400 i think has that hole for the distributor shaft, but * covered, so i figured buick might have the same thing.

I thought 85 was the first year, because my Haynes manual has the years 85-02 FWD Full size buick, pontiac, and oldsmobile.

Guess I oughta toss the haynes garbage in the can!
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that manual covers 85 to 2005 models in 85 the olds and buick were on the new front drive platform the pontiac didn't get it till 87
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Well, my mistake. The 3100 and 3400 i think has that hole for the distributor shaft, but * covered, so i figured buick might have the same thing.

I thought 85 was the first year, because my Haynes manual has the years 85-02 FWD Full size buick, pontiac, and oldsmobile.

Guess I oughta toss the haynes garbage in the can!
my 3400 has the hole for it. i believe the 2.8/3.1/3100/3400 all have it but not the 3800
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Your are all correct...

The 86-88 Vin 3 used the DIS system... No distributor, and no drive gear on the cam... So no holes....

The 88-91 Vin C 3800 also used the DIS...


The Chevrolet 60* V6 was a diffrent story... The 2.8 in 87 I believe dropped the Distributor in the Car lines in favor of the DIS system... But the Dristributor drive was also the oil pump drive shaft and at the rear of the motor much like a chevy V8... All of the 2.8'* 3.1'* 3100'* and 3400'* and I'll bet 3500'* all retained that shaft with a plug on top sealed with an O Ring...

If you have one of those Chevy engins and start to develop a nasty oil leak that O ring would be something to check...

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Well, my mistake. The 3100 and 3400 i think has that hole for the distributor shaft, but * covered, so i figured buick might have the same thing.

I thought 85 was the first year, because my Haynes manual has the years 85-02 FWD Full size buick, pontiac, and oldsmobile.

Guess I oughta toss the haynes garbage in the can!
The haynes manual is correct, but not all the models were introduced the same year. In 85 the C-bodies came out, 98 and Electra, in 86 the Lesabre and 88 came out(H-bodies) and in 87 the Bonneville(H-body) came out.
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