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?