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Old 07-06-2013, 09:07 AM   #1
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Unhappy Auto cover plate on a manual? Is that ok?

I used the coverplate from an automatic in my manual by mistake

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This pic is taken from this thread "http://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthread.php?t=901286&page=3"

While in the process of engine swap i used the wrong cover plate. I had a doubt when i could see the flywheel from out side through the hole in the 3 o'clock position but I thought it was normal. while checking the real-oem today, I found out they are different

So is that ok to leave it there? or should i go ahead order the right part(the old part is all bent and damaged). but can I install it without removing the pressure plate, flywheel?

P.S.Engine and transmission are together now but they are still out of the car.

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Old 07-06-2013, 09:18 AM   #2
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If they are still out of the car, then I would re-do and install correct part. So easy now, so much pain later.
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Old 07-06-2013, 10:23 AM   #3
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If they are still out of the car, then I would re-do and install correct part. So easy now, so much pain later.
Well now I am confused there are no two different parts for manual or auto.

The Real-oem says



What is this S205A??

I am only concerned about the hole in the 3 o'clock position( the pic in the 1st post) that is exposing the flywheel

but if you look at this picture from pelican parts



at 5 o'clock position the flywheel would still be exposed?

Is it normal for the flywheel to be exposed?

My worry would also be about the pressure plate can it be reused after installing it 1s?

TOTALLY CONFUSED
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Old 07-06-2013, 10:51 AM   #4
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Yes the cover plate can be installed without removing the flywheel. Just slide it down behind the flywheel. If your worried about that hole than just buy the plug for it.

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