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Flexplate and starter covers?

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by blazerman78, Nov 18, 2002.

  1. blazerman78

    blazerman78 Registered Member

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    My truck came with these I think (its been apart for so long I can't really remember). Do i really need them? i'm pretty sure it had the flexplate cover, but I'm not so sure about the starter cover. i know other cars have them.
     
  2. Muddytazz

    Muddytazz 1 ton status

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    All vehicles should have a flexplate cover on it, it helps to protect the flexplate and torque converter from damage. As far as a starter cover, I've never seen one, so I can't help you there.
     
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    K5DRAGER 1/2 ton status

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    Maybe I'm wrong but the only starter covers that I know of are actually heat shields. They where usually made of thin metal or alum. so they would absorb the heat not the starter.
     
  4. unsane

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    I think he is talking about the integrated cover that covers both the flexplate and the nose and gear of the starter. I would run with one on for sure, unless you enjoy rocks and mud in your Starter, tranny, Ect.
     
  5. blazerman78

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    Ok thanks alot guys /forums/images/graemlins/smile.gif. Will any flywheel cover from 73-87 Blazers and trucks work?
     

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