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    Darn Suburban wouldn't start

    So, went to head over to grandkids place, jumped into the Suburban turned the key to my new 383, nothing. With a big smile on my face, went next door to where the early is stored, pulled the cover off, primed the fuel pump. STarted first time, headed over to grandkids, still smiling. The kids were excited to see it, they love the old van. Amazing how it starts easy and runs good all the time.

    Luckily the problem with the Burb was the battery terminals weren't tightened enough. They were tight, but not enough I guess. Added some diaelectric.

    Was a nice day.
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    purchased Nov. 22, 1970

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    They sre simple machines, and the simpler the machine the less to go wrong.
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    Yep, that's why I got a '94, prior to OBDII, still kinda simple.
    LARRY OF THE PACIFIC NW
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    purchased Nov. 22, 1970

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    Cool

    Sorry ...I have seen dielectric grease cause the same issue you experienced.
    Pull both terminals and clean both the posts and the cable ends very well.
    If it is the side terminal type clean those up also.
    The newer systems just do not like any thing like grease between there connections.
    They do like good full power the battery with CLEAN terminals supplies...
    Last edited by Wookee; 12-31-2019 at 08:28 AM.
    Its a "van thing". A life style you have to live to understand!!!!

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