Changed flexplate, restalled converter, clearance issues again
Well I made a thread about this last year, ended up using washers as spacers with the GM flexplate and Yank 3600ss.
Sent the converter to get restalled to 4000, and also replaced the GM flexplate with a Yank SFI plate.
My problem is right now with the LQ4 (NOT THE OLD CRANK STYLE) the pilot on the converter bottoms out too early on the crank and with the flexplate bolted to the crank, it's 5/16" away from the converter.
I put 3 washers in there to equal the 5/16" and used longer bolts. Now how do I go on figuring out the correct clearance that I can pull the converter out of the trans?
The best sequence I've found is crank, flexplate, spacer, bolts
That, for those who don't know is a solid pilot bushing for a manual trans car. Makes sense considering I bought the engine from a guy using a 6 speed.
I feel like a jackass! In my defence there was some dirt/rust in there making the impression that it was just part of the crank. That doesn't make it acceptable as Yanks instructions clearly state to remove all debris/rust before installation.
I'm willing to bet that this was the result of my trans failure, as well as hopefully why I had a vibration felt in the whole car.