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Flywheel cover question

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by Boss, May 1, 2000.

  1. Boss

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    I was working on the truck with a friend of mine, he owns a 79 Bronco XLT, when he looked underneath my truck, he noticed that I didn't have a "flywheel cover". He said water and sand and other crap could be getting in there and messing things up w/o that cover. I've never heard about this stuff before, what is he talking about? Is he right? Where can I get one?
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  2. Todd78/87

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    Yes,,he's right,, I just ordered one from a chevy dealer about 30 mins ago.. $17.00

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    Had a bolt head get sheared off because a rock flew up and lodged between the teeth. You need one on road or off road.

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    Dude that cover is a must! Just bolted on a new clutch and my flywheel was in excellant condition because of that little horse shoe cover.

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    Torque convertor cover . Yes by all means get one . GM still sells them or else you could do damage to the torque con. or the seals .
     
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    glad to read all of this, I never thought that they were important so I never botherd picking one up. our local parts stores sell the chrome ones for around 10 dollars, I just need somthing to keep the rocks out right? I suppose I could even run to the wrecking yard and pick one up [​IMG]
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  7. Corey-88K5

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    Just for the record, the one on my 88 (700r4 & 350tbi) has a super thick alum. one that looks strong enough to support the entire weight of the friggin pig of a truck its on. The thing weighs about 20lbs!

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  8. Blazer1970

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    As Corey said, the newer trucks (automatics) use a heavy aluminum cover. This cover has bosses where two rods bolt on that extend up to the motor mounts. I think this is to stiffen the drivetrain (torsionally) because the transfer cases do not have any kind of frame mount.

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  9. Boss

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    Todd,

    What was the part # for the fly wheel cover? I just called a local chevy dealer for that and the guy was like, we don't carry nothing like that, click. Idiots I tell you. If you can get me the part #, it would be much appreciated. Thanks brother.
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    Customer service suggestion:
    Call up dealer and say something like, "I would like to price replacement floormats for my 2000 Suburban." Then say, "Oh, yeah, what about a flywheel cover for my '88 Blazer"

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    Just a thought, GM is very particular about the name of their parts and products. I belive that they are acutally called "Flywheel Inspection Cover". That may help. I'll craw under my truck and see if there is a number stamped into the outside of it. Its a pain to pull it though...

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    If you get tired of dealing with the dealer, try Summit. I think they have a chrome one.

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    Hey Boss,
    Part Number: 14038632 All it says is: Cover

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    Todd,
    Thanks man. I just called them up again and ordered it. The guy was like, "yeah, its some type of cover, I can have that here by tomorrow." Same guy that told me they carry no such thing. Anyways, it was $22 for me. That was for a TH350 right? I asked they guy that and he told me yeah, but he didn't sound confident in his answer.
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    The same cover should fit 350, 400 and 700 trannys. Let us know if you get the correct part, as $22 for that aluminum cover sounds too cheap from Chevy. My guess is it'll be the stamped steel one, but please let us know!

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    Thanks for the info Ken. I will definately let yall know if its Steel or Aluminum and if it fits right by tomorrow night or the next day.
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    No,, it's not the heavy duty aluminum one with the brace bars. Yes, I have a 350,, haven't put it on yet so dont' know how it fits yet.
    The guy at the dealership I go to is super cool,, he never charges me list for anything and throws in little parts and pieces for nothing. So $22.00 to my $17.00 is about right. The guy even let me take the cover without paying for it. I'm waiting on an oil pressure gauge and told him I would just pay for them at the same time, so hold on to it,,, he said Naaawwww just take it with you and we'll square up later.

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    If you have an Auto tranny, you can get by without one. I haven't had one on mine for over a year and I do alot of wheelin.
    Summit has chrome cover for $29..

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    Hey Emettology 101,

    Just wondering, why can you get by with out a cover with an auto tranny? When I was underneath the truck I saw that w/o the cover, it look like anything could fling up and get caught in there. But now that I have the cover, I have more of a peace of mind now.
    Boss
     
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    With a manual, you have the clutch disc and pressure plate exposed. And that would leave the clutch disc exposed to water easier which would cause slipping.

    On an auto, you only have the Torque converter to worry about. Everything is selaed so you dont have to worry about water. the only thing you need to worry about is hit the convertor on an object. I have ran my Blazer without a cover for at least a year and I have experienced no problems except a few scratches and marks on my convertor which do not pose a problem.


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