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8/22/12 1:08pm - Original Message: 'There is a hole in this pan...'
Mynewold75vette
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So while i was working on one of my headlight housings this morning i happened to look towards the back of the car and noticed a hole in a pan just behind the engine...  it looks like this pan is going to need to be replaced but i am wonder first off what pan it is, i can tell that the engine oil pan is just in front of it and i think the transmission pan is just behind it.  i am also wondering how hard it is going to be to replace both the pan and whatever fluid was inside of it.  also this is a 75 vette.

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8/22/12 1:14pm - Reply: 'Re: There is a hole in this pan...'
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That is the flywheel/torque converter dust cover. The hole is there as a drain, so it's not a boo-boo. There are no fluids in there, unless the engine or the trans is leaking.
It does look like the bottom of the cover has a dent in it, but it's not a big deal, as long as it is not rubbing on the flywheel.....and you would know if it was....it would be making a heck of a loud scraping noise.
The cover is held on by 4 screws/bolts. You can take it off pretty easily, and bang the dent out, if ya want. Thumbs Up


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8/22/12 1:27pm - Reply: 'Re: There is a hole in this pan...'
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Well i can definitely see the flywheel in there pretty clearly but that is good to know that i can just pound it out and put it back on!

Thanks for the help!


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8/22/12 5:32pm - Reply: 'Re: There is a hole in this pan...'
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Some PO did a boo-boo! Amazing what you find in these cars!
 
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8/24/12 12:34pm - Reply: 'Re: There is a hole in this pan...'
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Adams' Apple said: That is the flywheel/torque converter dust cover. The hole is there as a drain, so it's not a boo-boo. There are no fluids in there, unless the engine or the trans is leaking.
It does look like the bottom of the cover has a dent in it, but it's not a big deal, as long as it is not rubbing on the flywheel.....and you would know if it was....it would be making a heck of a loud scraping noise.
The cover is held on by 4 screws/bolts. You can take it off pretty easily, and bang the dent out, if ya want. Thumbs Up



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