View Full Version : grease starter bendix and dist. cam necessary?

12-22-2009, 11:24 AM
I've heard that dealing with the starter is a royal pain and was told that on a car you rarely lubricate the distributor cam and getting to the bendix is tough. Who is doing this or having this done annually? A risk not to?

12-22-2009, 08:23 PM
never did it in 10 yrs on my 99 ls.........but i would replace your thermostat if you have not already.....prob every 7 years or so imo....anyone else?

12-22-2009, 09:16 PM
Not neccessary because for one the ignition is electronic and you don't have the cam wiper the old points systems had, hence the reason for lubing. Two, the lubing of a starter bendix was again an old school thing as starters were a lot less dependable and way less reliable than the new systems.

12-24-2009, 03:00 AM
I ride in salt and therefore grease my bendix annually. Its not really a pain to remove, just 2 bolts and the electrical connections.