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Old 05-18-2004, 22:10   #1 (permalink)
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Clutch questions - Machining flywheel/pressure plate

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Will machining a flywheel or pressure plate affect the point in which a clutch engages?

During a clutch replacement it is determined the flywheel does need machining. Is there any reason why you wouldn't machine or replace the pressure plate as well?

Is it recommended to machine these components at all?

Appreciate your help.

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Re: Clutch questions - Machining flywheel/pressure plate

Pressure plates dont need to be machined when they are new, and if the clutch is being replaced I dont see any reason not to replace the pressure plate. I always machine the flywheel when doing clutches just to be sure, and it will barely, if at all, affect your pedal travel or clearances. Machining a flywheel takes very little off.
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Re: Clutch questions - Machining flywheel/pressure plate

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Pressure plates dont need to be machined when they are new, and if the clutch is being replaced I dont see any reason not to replace the pressure plate. I always machine the flywheel when doing clutches just to be sure, and it will barely, if at all, affect your pedal travel or clearances. Machining a flywheel takes very little off.
But if your flywheel was machined and the pedal travel is afterwards excessive, could this be attributed to someone taking off too much during the machining process?
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Re: Clutch questions - Machining flywheel/pressure plate

Machining the flywheel will not affect the clutch release figures. If someone has machining the PP without fully rebuilding it, then the finger height stand off figures will be BADLY mucked up, and typically the clutch will take substantially more travel to release.
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