Or just freakin lucky... /forums/images/icons/laugh.gif It happened again, I get in my rig to go to work and hit the key and get the big ol click. Look at the volt meter and have plenty of juice. at first I start to get irritated and then realize that once again ol girl has gotten me home and decided that enough was enough and died in the drive way. /forums/images/icons/cool.gif The only place she leaves me stranded is in the freakin driveway LOL I drive over 100 miles to and from work and she has never let me down, that and I wheel the crap out of her. The last time was when she spit out the driveshaft. (the u-joint is still welded to the yoke) /forums/images/icons/shocked.gif Anyway I start calling around for a starter and have the Delco # on hand and start to get the ol what year bla bla bla. I tell em you cannot go by application on this one. you know how it goes they need the info any way... he says ya we have a bunch in stock and I am like now will ya take the #. He says ok and I give it to him and a bit later he says a 78 K5 does not have that starter and I tell him mine does. Long story short they don't have one and will have to order it. Bah I just said screw it and took it out and tore it apart to see what had happened. well my lil oil leak had soaked the inside of the starter and there was enough sand in it to fill a cat box. So I toss it in the parts washer and clean it up and inspect it and other than the armature being kinda scratched it looked ok. Break out the blow dryer, dry it off and stuff it back in. hit the button and she fires right off. /forums/images/icons/cool.gif I was 2 hrs late to work but still managed to get in a full shift. Ya know come to think of it none of my rigs leave me stranded.