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Old 05-30-2006, 07:48 PM
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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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Originally Posted by Timothy'* Buick
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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Originally Posted by Timothy'* Buick
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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