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Gearbox / clutch?

Discussion in 'Engine & Transmission' started by steve_4802, Nov 6, 2016.

  1. Gordon D

    Gordon D Active Member

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    Was wondering about that ... but I can see how they could move a little if used frequently ... worth dropping a bit of Loctite in there?
     
  2. oldman

    oldman Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Should have spring washers beneath bolts......
    Any mech. worth his reputation should have checked that first, if he/she knew VW.
    Owners are not mechanics unless qualified.......they simply have diagnostic skills if they choose to learn ;)
    Cheers,
    Mark
     
  3. cbus

    cbus Well-Known Member

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    And many modern 'qualified mechanics' have stuff all understanding of mechanical engineering. Plug and play diagnostics is their limit, signed off by govt improved system of ' pay for your own examiner and complete your apprentiship in 2 years'.
     
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  4. Gordon D

    Gordon D Active Member

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    Thanks Mark - will check on this when I get her again on Friday. If there are none (and I don't recall seeing any on Sunday) then I know what I will be doing on Saturday :p
     
  5. Gordon D

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    Hi guys, just picking up on this thread again (as a reasonable place to be talking clutches) and I need to decide if I should get just the clutch plate replaced or do I need to do the throwout bearing and pressure plate at the same time?
    My supplier only has the 215mm plate at the moment so wanted to see how critical it is to do all three together
     
  6. Barry

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    Not critical but silly not to.

    Not a huge expense - compared to pulling it back out again later
     
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  7. Gordon D

    Gordon D Active Member

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    That's what I thought ... I have more than enough to do over the next couple of weekends on the motor and gearbox so will leave clutch for last and just get the full kit. Another of the "at least I know what state it was in when I put it all back together" items ;)
     
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  8. Kai

    Kai Well-Known Member

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    worth resurfacing the flywheel at the same time if condition is poor.
     
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  9. Gordon D

    Gordon D Active Member

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    ... any idea how much that will cost and what sort of shop I would need to take it to?
     
  10. Barry

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    Should not cost a lot.... $100 i would guess and any machinist can do it.

    Do you have a mechanic you use?
    They would all have someone the send the flywheels and brake drums to.

    I would suggest Custom Vee Dub or Leon's would all be able to get it done for you
     
  11. Gordon D

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    Thanks Barry - will look into it while everything is apart. I was going to give the flywheel a good clean and then check surface (by feel) for any irregularities.
     
  12. Barry

    Barry Well-Known Member

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    It is more if it is "blued"
    If it is then it has been effected by heat
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  13. Gordon D

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    This is the best shot I have ... as it came off the block
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    ... is that the effect you mean?
     
  14. David H

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    Resurface be my recommendation;). Too much 'crazing' on that one for my liking:(. Interesting pattern compared to Barry's pic but still gives more grip/more heat, on take up, than a smooth surface. Pressure plate is designed for a smooth surface.
    Barry's driven by a rev head:rolleyes: taking off hard or got bogged once?
    Cheers
     
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  16. Gordon D

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    Thanks Bern - I will check Leon's first and then see if I need to venture further afield ... not to far south as I am just near Moorooka :)
     
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  17. Kai

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    with a new clutch kit then you know its good a a long time to come. It would be bad if you put it all back together only for it to not work.

    also make sure the input shaft is sanded smooth and not rusty make sure you grease the shaft, also worth checking condition of the pilot bearing in the crank.
     
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  18. Gordon D

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    Any special grease ... or just the classic Castrol grease?
     
  19. David H

    David H Well-Known Member

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    Moly (molebdnum di sulphate grease) but any better than none on the shaft;). Moly is a heat grease & shaft has no (little) heat. Moly for continuous rolling surfaces. Wheel bearings, CV joints, spigott etc.
    Cheers
     
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  20. bern

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    Leons etc may have their own or the same machinists...but could be dearer than if you go direct to the engineers.
    Also cash is king!
     

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