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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old Jan 28th, 10, 09:46 AM Thread Starter
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Flywheel questions for 383

Hello again! A few of you helped me out in an earlier post where I was having some starter issues and while under the car I noticed at least one broken tooth on my flywheel.

I will have to wait until I get home to check the part number on the starter I have, but at pepboys I used 2000 Tahoe, Auto tranny 5.7Liter. I had assumed the starter was for a 168 tooth flywheel since it used the staggered bolt pattern and was for an auto tranny.

*Can anyone verify if 2000 Tahoes described come with 153 tooth flywheels?

Also, since It looks like I will be replacing the flywheel can I get some guidance on what I should be shopping for? This is not a racing car and I think as long as its externaly balanced, 168 tooth, small block chevy it should work. Right?

I just want to be sure I purchase the correct flywheel and I havent had any experience in this area

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Re: Flywheel questions for 383

Yes...for a 383, you will need a 168 tooth externally balanced flywheeel (that is what I have on mine)...

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Yes...for a 383, you will need a 168 tooth externally balanced flywheeel (that is what I have on mine)...
A 383 can be internally or externally balanced. Make sure you know what yours is.

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Re: Flywheel questions for 383

Learn something every day, I thought a tahoe had a 323 motor? Or you got it stroked?

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Re: Flywheel questions for 383

Jason,
You really need to know how your engine was built before you purchase the flywheel. It could be either internal or external balance. If you dont know for sure you need to remove your existing flywheel, see if there are any numbers on it, and try to get the same thing.

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Re: Flywheel questions for 383

BillK-The more I researched, the more I came to the same conclusion. There were too many variables/assumptions to make the purchase before the flexplate is removed.

zdld17-I dont actually have a Tahoe, so you may be correct. That was the info I gave the guy behind the counter.


I appreciate the responses.

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BillK-The more I researched, the more I came to the same conclusion. There were too many variables/assumptions to make the purchase before the flexplate is removed.

zdld17-I dont actually have a Tahoe, so you may be correct. That was the info I gave the guy behind the counter.

I appreciate the responses.

Jason

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I get the confusion! I wasnt very clear in the original post.

My car is a camaro, but the pmgr mini starter is from a Tahoe. that is the reason for all the tahoe references

Ill try to be clearer next time!!

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