Former Nelson BC Sprinter
Replace all them rad hoses thenSo good news - definitely was the flexplate tone ring teeth. There were two that ended up being suspect. Some slight and creative prying and contortionism and now she runs like a sewing machine. Or at least did for a short drive around the block before the top radiator hose had decided it'd had enough of sitting unused in the arizona heat. Luckily this was shortly after i pulled into the driveway again .