Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: Central Mississippi
No. Mine was missing when I got my jeep and the first thing I did was find one online at a salvage yard, bought it for $35 (with shipping) and had a man put it on for me while he was replacing the timing chain. You can go without a cover until you get into mud, dirt, sand or high grass. At that point your flywheel area gets packed with crud. I have never heard the line "lots of people do that" concerning leaving off a flywheel inspection cover. I wonder if lots of people also leave off the valve cover so that they can adjust the valves!?
Wish you had not committed to this jeep until you had received at least a few answers from owners on this forum.