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Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by reddog64, Feb 27, 2002.

  1. reddog64

    reddog64 1/2 ton status

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    I dont have a cover on my flywheel/torque converter... I know I need a cover...
    I'm looking...
    Even with a cover on... cant water get in there... and mud?
    How bad is that?

    PS : I'm not going throught mud or water missing that cover...
     
  2. greg83k5

    greg83k5 1/2 ton status

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    you could conceivably go down the road a long time without your cover on there- BUT


    it keeps poo out of the flywheel teeth, off the seal ( does it care?) and is a strength member that solidifies the trans casing ( the ones for 2wd are like coke cans...)....

    for driving down the road- fine, no water or mud-

    4wheeling- get one on there!!

    i should have an extra somewhere, i'll look...

    greg

    * keep the greasy side down *
     
  3. chevyfumes

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    Watch for the muzzleflash!
    A buddy of mine never ran one til I said something, but I would think that you wouldn't have to 4X to hammer on it,they're cheap get one...

    <font color=blue> I'd rather have a bottle in front of me, than a frontal lobotomy!
     
  4. reddog64

    reddog64 1/2 ton status

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    I'm looking for one... it's a th400/454...
    the guy i got it from has one but icant find his number...
     
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    BlueKnight 1/2 ton status

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    yep definitely get one. Had a rock fly up there on mine which didnt have one and mangled some of the teeth. Eventually the starter would get to that spot and not turn over.

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    POWERMAD 1/2 ton status

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    I do not have one and I have a 465 gear box.
    Granted it is a 1956 bell housing and I have not been able to find one for it.
    But I go wheelin almost every night and am up to the hubs in slop and have not had a problem yet.


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    All the dust and dirt that gets in there without a cover when off roading is very hard on the rear main and front tranny seals. It may shorten their life considerably.

    <a target="_blank" href=http://coloradok5.com/gallery/Thunders-Blaze> Blazer pics</a>

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  8. newyorkin

    newyorkin 1 ton status

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    My old K5 was the same, I never had the cover on my 465 in the entire time I owned the truck, and never really had a problem with it, wheelin' and all, even stuck in 3 feet of mud...
    I would definately recommend getting one on an automatic, though.

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