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Old 04-06-2013, 03:38 PM
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Originally Posted by MouseFink View Post
Besides the number of gear teeth and overall diameter, there are two types of flex plates. One flex plate has a "flat" crank flange bolt circle with a spacer between the crank flange and the flex plate, and it uses longer bolts. The other has a "dished" crank flange bolt circle. Just something to think about because I have see this happen before.

Spacer, GM 12563532 (1 spacer)
Bolts, GM 11569956 (pack of 10 bolts) *

*Some dealers will break up a package of parts and some won't.
Dished here. Flipping it over would move the ring gear further away from the starter. I'd love to see a coupla shims twixt the crank and plate.... none to be found though. Thanks.
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