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#1515633 5-Bolt L18 Flex Plate Needed

Posted by datzenmike on 07 September 2017 - 04:30 PM

Ah, that's one from a 3N71B automatic, so any L16 after April '71 or L18 will work. You are cleared to post an ad here....  http://community.rat...sort_order=desc    in our classifieds. There are lots of members in Cali who might have one.


Have you tried... http://www.the510rea...41d64c65a962721... many 510 owners scrap their autos or swap engines.

#1197695 Best place to buy datsun parts?

Posted by Busta Nut on 17 January 2015 - 07:40 AM

Did you ever find your flex plate??

I have 2.....that I will never use....

#1248772 74 620 flexplate worn down

Posted by datzenmike on 09 May 2015 - 07:25 AM

Well let's look back some. The starter was replaced... could it be the problem? Was the old starter the cause of the ring wear, maybe?


Is there a thin engine plate between the automatic and the engine block? There should be. The starter should sandwich it against the transmission when bolted up.


If the ring gear is worn there is no easy fix, the transmission or the engine will have to come out to get at it. If you have the original engine, any L16 or L18 flex plate will work. If your engine has been replaced with an L20B you will need an L20B specific plate. You can identify the engine you have by looking along the top edge of the block where it meets the head, directly behind the dip stick handle. If you have an L18 you want a 5 bolt wheel, if an L20B you want a 6 bolt.


Here is the link to the correct classifieds forum.... http://community.rat...sort_order=desc You are cleared to post there.