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Old 03-29-2006, 03:02   #1 (permalink)
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another dead 250

jeez i haven't been around for AGES - ADFA really expects me to be busy studying and ironing all day and night...

went for a drive tonight, i knew the flexplate was working its way lose (for the 3rd time after being loctited and done to 75lb/ft(??) - tight anyways) but this time I have a very very very hot (haha) sounding click coming from somewhere inside the rocker cover... as well as the great rattle from a f^^ked flexplate.


mate (kinda... well not really a mate at all but he will be soon) is getting rid of his V8 XD project for $0 so i'm cause i can basically... and i've bought a spare 250 off ebay for $51 which i was gonna build for my 'D but now i don't have to :D

but anybody know a) why the flex keeps coming off and b) the ticking is what exactly - engine still runs fine btw...
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Old 03-29-2006, 12:58   #2 (permalink)
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Re: another dead 250

Had a 75 Kingswood that the clutch assembly kept coming away from the flywheel. No amount of tightening or loctite kept that bastard on. It lived without the plate underneath so I could get under and do the bolts up on a weekly basis. Never found out the why or how of that problem.

I just assumed the problem was that I owned a holden. F#$ken kingswood.
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Old 03-29-2006, 13:54   #3 (permalink)
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Re: another dead 250

hey mate
i had this same problem with my EF falcon back when it was auto and when i change the car to manual i found that on the torque converter where the flew plate bolts on all the threads were ****ed dunno why but yeah thats wat it was!!!!
so i fixed that problem but changing it to manual! :)
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Old 03-29-2006, 14:19   #4 (permalink)
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yeah sure - column shift auto to 5sp manual in the very very few spare hours i get

so it's one of those 'it just is' kinda problems i guess...
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Re: another dead 250

I read somewhere that a stuffed harmonic balancer can send the wrong vibrations to the flywheel bolts and surrounding areas.
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Old 05-20-2006, 18:28   #6 (permalink)
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well yeah i guess it was something like that...

problem solved: 1985 ZL fairlane, 250k km, reco'd head for ULP, 4sp MANUAL :D, lowered, dragways, extractors, etc for $1k with 5 days rego !!! Had it for about a month now, absolutely love it
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well yeah i guess it was something like that...

problem solved: 1985 ZL fairlane, 250k km, reco'd head for ULP, 4sp MANUAL :D, lowered, dragways, extractors, etc for $1k with 5 days rego !!! Had it for about a month now, absolutely love it
Vibration could be a lot of things but a loose harmonic balancer is the first place to look.
It may feel tight to touch but it needs to be checked properly.
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