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Old 11-30-2003, 21:37   #1 (permalink)
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Clutches what would you recommend?

Hey peeps,
Think I need a new clutch.
I get perfect grip when in gear but it shudders when taking off (has been for ages) and now if I downshift when going hard the car shudders hard enough to make diff bounce and through the rear of the car around (try getting sideways down a hill at about 70k/h on Old Belair rd = scary)
I'm pretty sure it's the clutch or the flywheel but either way I'll need to replace clutch.
I'm also replacing any stuffed rubbers on the rear suspension when I replace the diff on Thursday.

Oh and no it's not the engine mounts cause they are only 3 months old.
So anyway!!!!

What clutch brand would you recommend and the approx cost.
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Old 11-30-2003, 21:57   #2 (permalink)
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Re: Clutches what would you recommend?

It sounds like you either have hot spots on the flywheel and/or oil on friction surfaces.
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Old 11-30-2003, 22:06   #3 (permalink)
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Re: Clutches what would you recommend?

yeah either way I'll be getting a new clutch. No way I'm taking the box out just to have a look ;-)
Obviously the flywheel will be getting replaced/machined as required.
No oil leeks though I havn't lost a drop of oil since the service 7000kms ago.
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Re: Clutches what would you recommend?

I had the exact same symptons and it turned out to be the rear control/trailing arm bushes being flogged out. I replaced them and most of the shudder is gone. So maybe take a look at those aswell

I am looking for a new clutch aswell as I dont like the feel and grip of this clutch after driving a few other 5 speed falcons. I got a quote from repco for a PBR RPM Performance clutch kit for $230 (on special) and a standard PBR clutch kit is $260 (Don't know how that works but that is what I was quoted). I havent been to anyone else yet but would also like opinions on what clutch to get
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I got a heavy duty RPM clutch fitted. They said it has 40% more clamping power. Couldn't be happier...the pedal feel is great too, barely any difference from std. They just had to drill a few extra bolt holes into the flywheel to fit it I think. Have a look at heavy duty Daiken clutches too...I've heard good things about them too.
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Standard daikin in mine. Great clutch.
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I had the exact same symptons and it turned out to be the rear control/trailing arm bushes being flogged out. I replaced them and most of the shudder is gone. So maybe take a look at those aswell
This is what I'm hopeing it is.
When I first told my mechanic the symtoms he said the same thing.
deal is if it's the rubbers then I'll be installing the 3.27 diff at the same time.
If it's the clutch well then I'll get a new one.
I'm just gonna take it up on thurs and get him to find out.
The guys been working with Fords for 20yrs+ so He actuly knows what he's doing vs all the other wanks.
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Daikin = brilliant!

just make sure you get the flywheel machined, and are gentle with it for a while - clutches have to be bedded in like brakes.
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yeah it's the clutch/pressure plate for sure.
Driving home last night the pedal sunk abit and now it slips like a MOFO.
Daikin clutch for me getting installed thursday (already ordered after I got home last night)
I'll be getting the rubbers replaced and the 3.27 diff inserted as well so when I get it back It will be no creaks, no shudder, no bang. + Better bootability can't wait.
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Old 12-08-2003, 03:00   #10 (permalink)
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well i can tell you now that it isnt the clutch pressure plate or fly wheel i had the exact same problem in my xd, shudders in first and while changing down bounce a bit, we were told that it was the accelerator cable?!?! wtf was that, i dont think that seems right... the reason why i can tell you that it isnt the clutch , plate and or fly wheel cause we just bought a new daikin clutch and pressure plate, and had the fly wheel machined and still does the same thing, since then it still happens to this day, and it gets quite hard to launch a huge car like that with your clutch shudering.. anyone actually know what the reason is for this, ????????
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