look what i broke!

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  1. 4bangen

    4bangen Member

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    i was going about 70mph down the highway in my 89 n/a2.3l vert and desided to pass a slower car, i gave her alitle more gas and it downshifted. next thing i hear is a very loud snaping sound the RPMs shot up to about 7k real fast, so i let off the gass and it dies. now i had to cross 3 lanes of trafic going about 70-75mph in a dead car(not fun) well i got it toed home its a sad day to see your pony on a flatbed :( i pulled the trans and found this, whats left of my flex plate. i did not think i ever had to worry about this on a n/a2.3 with an a4ld.(and no i have never done a N-drop on this thing)
    well the good news was that i pulled the trans, replaced the flex plate and drove it to work the next day.(having 4 spare motors realy pays off) all for about $6 worth of trans fluid.
    has any one seen a 4banger do this?
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    thats a pretty bad break. Was there a seam or weld there? Thats really odd.

    You're also pretty lucky, we were at the track earlier this year when a clutch assembly came apart and cut a guy's foot off.
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    ive seen that happen a couple times
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    it was one piece i stress was! it just snapped.
    i didnt think 88hp could do that, maybe it was the big NOPI sticker i have on the side of my car :rolleyes: (only kidding)
    its an auto i thought the trans would go first.
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    Thats a really ugly thing, hope mine never does that!
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    Here is my 92 after she blew the front main seal on the tranny, damn A4LD. That would be the tranny fluid she was pouring out when I was on my way to the drag strip with my friends. :rolleyes:

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    yummy red x's
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    RPM breaks that kind of stuff not power output.
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