Remove Flex plate & Rear Cover – GM Chevy Tahoe Vortec LS Engine Tear Down vid # 20

flex-plate GM Chevy Vortec Engine LS 5.3

Flexplate ready to come off GM Chevy Vortec Engine LS 5.3

I remove the flex plate and rear cover in this video.  In the beginning I’m just marveling at the block.  I was shocked that I actually got this far.  I mean I’ve seen them do it 100’s of times on TV, but I am completely in awe at how the engine works in the first place.  How those parts do at least 2000 RPMs billions of times, how the 4 stroke engine works.  From the cam to the lifters to the push rods to the rockers to the valves – opening and closing at exactly the right time.  All of it.  It’s just really cool.

Rear cover and seal ready to come off GM Chevy Vortec Engine LS 5.3

Rear cover and seal ready to come off GM Chevy Vortec Engine LS 5.3

Anyway, I digress.  The flex plate came off with the air wrench, and I went slow, taking care to film the exact position of the flex plate in relationship to everything else.  The whole marking thing in the video ?????? , I don’t have a clue.  I’m sure that by the time the whole thing goes back together, those marks will be gone.  I know I have a ton of research ahead of me, and I don’t mind it.  I just hope I get it right.

Rear cover and seal now off GM Chevy Vortec Engine LS 5.3

Rear cover and seal now off GM Chevy Vortec Engine LS 5.3

As for the rear cover, it is straightforward, except for the two long bolts that come up from underneath, those need to come off before the cover will come off.

 

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