Originally Posted by gofastz
...found a vortec block but new ?'s it has a crank sensor on the front, what do you do about that sensor?????
You have a few choices:
• Remove the sensor and plug the hole.
• Leave the sensor in place and forget about it.
• Use cover p/n12552557 w/o the sensor hole in it.
Leave the reluctor wheel that fits on the crank snout in place. It keeps the shorter Vortec damper from being installed too far- which will cause sealing, crank timing gear and accessory pulley alignment problems. Only remove the reluctor if you want to use an earlier-type damper.
VORTEC DAMPER W/RELUCTOR ON LEFT