Originally Posted by olec
So you made an extra pocket on the old baseplate, but it didn't help (too much), and you reaplaced it with the updated baseplate now and then you found more cracks in the old one when removing it? (just to be sure before I order it that there are no more issues with the new one)
those pockets where made in the OLD type base plate to have clearance between the plate and the 2nd valve motor and idle speed motor:
Otherwise it would be installed under stress, but the cracks i found where in the tabs not around the pockets.
I installed the new type last week so.. no feedback of strenght issue's. but according Chris from CPR the new plates should be stronger than the old ones.