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Offline Mr_Roboto

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Flexplate chewed?
« on: July 24, 2022, 10:10:06 PM »
Looking for opinions, workarounds etc. on this. I think it's done and I'm dropping the pan but want to be sure there's not another alternative/I'm not overthinking it.



Offline MIPS

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Re: Flexplate chewed?
« Reply #1 on: July 25, 2022, 12:26:09 AM »
Yeah it's getting pretty worn. How has your starter engagement been lately? What does the bendix gear look like?

Offline Mr_Roboto

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Re: Flexplate chewed?
« Reply #2 on: July 25, 2022, 01:18:03 AM »
Aside from a small chip the bendix actually looks fine.When I try to start it you can tell it hits a compression stroke then just stops and starts spinning. I started pulling the trans tonight. I'm going to do a couple things while I'm in there, so hopefully it won't be too dramatic.

Offline MIPS

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Re: Flexplate chewed?
« Reply #3 on: July 25, 2022, 01:45:46 AM »
It's not like 258 flexplates are hard to get or expensive, so if you are dropping the gearbox there's no point leaving that in.

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Re: Flexplate chewed?
« Reply #4 on: July 25, 2022, 07:40:45 PM »
Honestly if I were you I would just get a new flexplate.
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Offline Mr_Roboto

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Re: Flexplate chewed?
« Reply #5 on: July 26, 2022, 12:20:05 PM »
It's not like 258 flexplates are hard to get or expensive, so if you are dropping the gearbox there's no point leaving that in.

I'm going to do a bunch of "while I'm at it" stuff but the primary reason for dropping the box is to get that out and swapped. I'm sticking a Renix flexplate in and adding a hole for a reluctor as well and tossing in a 4.0 mini starter which is good because I need the clearance for an exhaust project. I may do a stall converter if I can turn it around quick enough.
« Last Edit: July 26, 2022, 01:04:04 PM by Mr_Roboto »

 

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