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Old 06-19-2004, 03:08 PM
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Exclamation Problems bolting TCI Converter to TCI Flexplate

Hey guys, here's the problem. I'm bolting the flexplate and the converter on my 2004R together, my new TCI flexplate has six holes, 3 of them are the same diameter as the bolts the other 3 are elongated. The TCI converter has 3 holes drilled and tapped into the outer ring, the bolt holes in the ring only line up with the 3 elongated holes in the flexplate. This concerns me, wouldn't this cause some kind of slap between the flex plate and the bolt? If so is it anything to worry about?

Secondly I have read on this board that you need to place a washer between the flexplate and the converter and you want 1/8" of space between the flexplate and the converter, if this is true why does the factory have them bolted directly to each other? And how tightly should I torque these 3 bolts?


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Mike

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Old 06-19-2004, 08:29 PM
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The slightly slotted holes will not cause any problems. Most of the later flywheels are being made that way. The 1/8" spacing you mention is the figure you should have when the trans is bolted on and the convertor is shoved all the way to the back of the pump. Then you should have to pull the convertor ahead 1/8". Bolting the convertor directly to the flex plate is ideal, but sometimes a shim is needed to get the 1/8" dimension. That figure assures you that the drive tangs on the convertor are properly engaged in the pump.

35-40 ft. lbs. should be fine.
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Thank you very much Bob, you answered all my questions.
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