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One of the captive nuts on the Flexplate came loose..
« on: May 16, 2006, 12:32:44 AM »

You wouldn't believe it, but today I was just doing the flexplate bolts up, on My 1968 Autostick Beetle, when I couldn't rotate the crankshaft.
One of the flexplate bolts was loose in the captive nut [normally welded to the flexplate] and it was hitting part of the engine.. so I turned the engine anticlockwise until the 'loose' bolt appeared in the opening in the bell housing. I have been using 4 allen headed high tensile bolts which I had cut down to size... I couldn't get two of the allen headed bolts to screw in so I used two of the original bolts... I think the nut may have come loose when I was trying to screw in the allen headed bolt, and it fell off after one of the original bolts was screwed into it.... so Problem number 99..
well, it seems like that many... maybe 20...  I'm trying to find a way to do up the bolt.. in which case I can still drive the car... I haven't thought of anything as yet.. apart from pull the engine again.. and this time take the torque converter out with the engine...

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« Reply #1 on: May 16, 2006, 07:36:04 AM »
Lee,
     I have a spare flex plate that is a little "ordinary". I did check the rivets etc and they appear OK. If you get really stuck and need it quite badly send me a PM, or U2U me on AVD. I'll let it go for $50 AUS + P & P and find myself another somewhere else at a later date.


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One of the captive nuts on the Flexplate came loose..
« Reply #2 on: June 10, 2006, 11:18:44 PM »

Thanks for the flexplate Sean, I'm just waiting for My Son to come & help Me undo the gland nut and refit the 'new' flexplate...
My Alloy crankshaft pulley has cracked and chipped twice... so I'm hoping it will hold twice more....  :o  :lol:  I have a new alloy pulley ordered...
I have also ordered new engine mounts... although they are about 8 years old.. but car has only been registered since Dec 2005... they have lots of small cracks in them .....
so I'm going to replace them....
then fit the engine back in....
and then finally get to drive My beetle.... on the road....
with the heater on....

cheers

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