Pursuit Reincarnation Dog
Join Date: Apr 2001
Location: Melbourne VIC
Well, not being an expert here (uhumm, clearing throat) I can verify that clutch and T5 in an XR8 can take a full 207kW at the rear wheels. However, it's the torque that kills them and mine is coping well with 550+Nm. However, if you subject your gearbox to shock loadings (like banging the clutch in at gearchanges with W.O.T.) especially in second gear, expect breakages.
I suggest regular oil changes using a high quality ATF (auto trans fluid), even synthetic.
BA'1.5' Pursuit 290
Lightning Strike / Reflective Orange Stripes
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