I ordered a new flexplate from Summit Racing, and had it overnight shipped directly to the trans shop
The truck is back running and doing alot better
According the BD, the flexplate tooth ring is press fit onto the actual plate....and welded
The damaged/broken flexplate that was taken out of my trans HAD NO WELDS.......ANYWHERE!
The new flexplate has a serial number of 001855
The old flexplate has a serial number of 000443
Also, when the flexplate failed, it also chewed up the bendix gears/teeth on my starter......I had to pay a local starter rebuild shop $50 to install a new gear assembly.
At 73,000 miles, the inside of the starter looked brand new.....according to the rebuild shop
I am going to send BD the broken flexplate, my invoice for the labor, invoice for the starter, and the invoice from Summit for the new flexplate.....this should have never happened
$489.20 New BD Flexplate
$450 Labor Fee
$50 Tow Fee
$50 Starter Gear
Does BD have a quality control inspection department??????
04 QC/LB, 4WD, 305/555 HO CTD, 6" Lift, 37x13.50 Toyo Open Country MT on 20x10 BMF SOTA 8, MBRP 5", GDP Power-Flo, GDP Air Boss, GDP Grid Delete, IceBox Intake, Air Dog 150, ATS Pulse Flow Manifold, BD Special, SMARTY SR POD, ARP Head Studs, T&C WILD Fuel Rail, T&C CPRV, II Dragon Fire 85% CP3, II 100HP Nozzles, Edge CTS Monitor, Built 48RE Trans