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Hi Everyone,

Here is a picture of the flexplate reinforcement plate including some deep gouges in the metal from the PO. I'm thinking about flipping the plate over and using the other side which is perfectly clean and flat. Any reason not to do this? Thanks.

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if you flip it, there will be air gap in the stack up and the bolts could bend the plate or loosen up later. I would put it on like it was.
 

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if you flip it, there will be air gap in the stack up and the bolts could bend the plate or loosen up later. I would put it on like it was.
Yes, that makes perfect sense, its not there as a spacer, just as a reinforcement, I read. I'll just put it back on like it came off. If I ever rebuild the engine, I'll get a new one then. Thanks.
 

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The plate is fine as is. The special locking bolts that Ford uses create those recesses and they are normal. "If" you replaced it , the plate would look the same after the first time the bolts were torqued!
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