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Old 09-14-2020, 04:05 PM   #1
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SS Manual Transmission Question

Hey guys, I have a 2012 SS with manual transmission. Take a look at the photo with the arrow pointing to a "hole" in what I think is the clutch bell housing. First of all, what is it? And second, is it supposed to be capped/plugged?

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Old 09-14-2020, 05:55 PM   #2
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looks like it was plugged,especially because of the ring around the hole,I tried to look under my car but couldn't get under far enough ,someone will chime in.
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Old 09-14-2020, 05:59 PM   #3
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In the old(very old!) days there were clutch adjustment access holes.
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Old 09-14-2020, 11:04 PM   #4
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Hey guys, I have a 2012 SS with manual transmission. Take a look at the photo with the arrow pointing to a "hole" in what I think is the clutch bell housing. First of all, what is it? And second, is it supposed to be capped/plugged?

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From that angle is looks like where there slave fitting should be, but it can't be that because you'd have no functioning clutch. It could be where the clutch bleeder valve should protrude from ...I'm assuming you're not the org owner and I'm gonna take a WAG that the prior owner installed some kind of aftermarket bleeder where the bleeder valve doesn't protrude
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Old 09-15-2020, 10:45 AM   #5
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That's just an inspection hole. The cap isn't a big deal, but yes, it was capped.
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Old 09-15-2020, 01:07 PM   #6
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That's just an inspection hole. The cap isn't a big deal, but yes, it was capped.
Never noticed an inspection hole on a TR6060. See this pic https://ls1tech.com/forums/attachmen...n-img_2913.jpg

This may not be the oem trans ?
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Old 09-15-2020, 01:45 PM   #7
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That's just an inspection hole. The cap isn't a big deal, but yes, it was capped.
Yes, I believe you are correct. Now to find the part number for the cap!
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Old 09-15-2020, 03:04 PM   #8
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UPDATE: My local Chevy dealer tells me that it is a clutch housing inspection/moisture drain hole and that there is no cap or plug from the factory.
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UPDATE: My local Chevy dealer tells me that it is a clutch housing inspection/moisture drain hole and that there is no cap or plug from the factory.
Intriguing! Sure don't see it in the TR6060 pic. Maybe it's just the angle of your pic. Where abouts is it on the tran ...top, bottom, side?
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Old 09-15-2020, 05:50 PM   #10
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I got my car up on ramps so I could crawl underneath to give this area a looksee. There is a star headed bolt up in this hole. Nothing else, just that bolt.
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I got my car up on ramps so I could crawl underneath to give this area a looksee. There is a star headed bolt up in this hole. Nothing else, just that bolt.
Thanks for looking. So I take it yours did not have a cap/plug either, correct?
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Got this photo from George-CZ showing no cap/plug.
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Thanks for looking. So I take it yours did not have a cap/plug either, correct?



Yep, no cap or plug in there. No signs of one being there before either.
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Must be a weight reduction option on select models
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