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Old 03-01-2003, 11:05 PM
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This is one I can't figure out. I also can't figure out where to ask the question. Why are aluminum flywheel covers so much more expensive then say steel or chrome plated flywheel covers?
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Old 03-01-2003, 11:25 PM
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I would guess cause they wieght less.
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you didn't mention if you where referring to and original aluminium cover. if so they are casted, where the steel ones are stamped. and also aluminum is a more expensive material.
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One of the many mysteries about my 'Bird is that there is no flywheel cover at all. This leads me to think that maybe the engine was replaced before I inherited her. So the question would be aimed at an after-market cover. Do you see a difference in using one over another (Aluminum v. Steel)? Thx...K
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Old 03-03-2003, 06:20 AM
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If you are running 10 seconds or less I would go with the aluminum. But on the street the weight saved is not going to matter. The cheaper the better. The only thing a chrome cover will do is give the guys in the pit at the oil change something shiny to look at


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Old 03-03-2003, 08:09 AM
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a steel one weighs like 6 ounces. get one. it's to keep crud off your clutch or whatever. rear seal front seal, navy seal
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