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I've had my PECO unit for 5 years.  Today when I was dismounting it I noticed the unpainted plate on the bottom of the tray:


Can any PECO owner confirm the lack of that plate on their unit?

I'm thinking it was a PO improvement to stiffen the unit.  Probably a good thing.

As opposed to this other PO "improvement":


I guess the pulley won't fall off anymore.  But I think changing the bearings won't be easy.


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I have had 2, maybe 3 over the years. One was NOS still in the box when I got it. None of them had a plate welded under the pan.

I have a transmission with a drive pulley welded on like that....I was thinking the same thing. Especially since I need to take it off here soon to see if I can find which seal is leaking

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1 hour ago, krt said:

Looks like a pigeon did the weld job should take to long to grind it free. 

I don't see any reason to remove it.  

Only downside is additional weight, but that's minor.  So it stays.  Maybe next year I'll get around to painting it.


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2 hours ago, krt said:

I was talking about the pulley weld.



Might grind that one off someday if I need to replace the bearings.  But I'm guessing the shaft,  keyway or something is messed up.  

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It does look as though the weld jobs were not done by the same guy...the plate weld is a good job...probably never prepped the shaft for the pulley...and probably tried to weld over the paint on the pulley...not a great job...but it seems to hold sm01

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