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    Clutch failure

    Post  psbarham on Sun Jul 25, 2010 1:53 am

    The clutch on the Leggie recently started to get a bit tired, the biting point was getting higher and higher and then shortly after started to slip, It was a surprise how quick it went from slightly worn to slipping like a tw@t.

    The clutch it's self had done less than 20K, and was an uprated stage 1 exedy item, so due to the lifespan of that one I instantly ruled out them for the replacement.
    I wanted to retain a degree of drivability as it is the family car after all. I then came across these guys http://www.competitionclutch.co.uk/ I contacted them to see what they recommend for this application and the most helpful gentleman recommended their evo 8 stage 2 carbon ceramic kit which has 80% more clamping force than stock but still retains the stock pedal feel and drivability, I was a tad dubious understandably, but he insisted it really was as good as stock but with better power handling. so i went for it, and at 330 ish quid delivered it was sensibly priced.

    Well last friday i decided to get it changed as the car was undrivable by now.

    The verdict, The man in the know was right, the pedal is a lot lighter than with the exedy item, and is very drivable, there is a bit of judder, but its only done 300 miles since it was installed. All in all highly reccomended for anyone who is considering a new clutch.

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    Re: Clutch failure

    Post  Danzul on Tue Jul 27, 2010 8:32 am

    hows it driving now its bedded in then buddy?


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    Re: Clutch failure

    Post  psbarham on Tue Jul 27, 2010 11:54 am

    its still a bit juddery, getting better though, it just needs milage putting on it tbh.
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    Re: Clutch failure

    Post  MopedMayhem on Sun Sep 19, 2010 6:18 pm

    i found out the hard way, my parents clutch dropped when they let my brother have a go. rite old car that we had sitting at the bottom of the garden, i think it was an old mark 2 escort. we managed to strip the engine and fit a new clutch and gear bearings. but with no luck the clutch keep sticking so we had to end up striping the engine and found out tht we forgot to put the nuts back on the engine mount that holds the transaxle up which then caused problems somehow ? dont have a clue how
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    Re: Clutch failure

    Post  GT on Sun Sep 19, 2010 6:20 pm

    MopedMayhem wrote:i found out the hard way, my parents clutch dropped when they let my brother have a go. rite old car that we had sitting at the bottom of the garden, i think it was an old mark 2 escort. we managed to strip the engine and fit a new clutch and gear bearings. but with no luck the clutch keep sticking so we had to end up striping the engine and found out tht we forgot to put the nuts back on the engine mount that holds the transaxle up which then caused problems somehow ? dont have a clue how

    i wood of tort that oil got on the clutch that wood be the corse of it sliping i might be rong
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    Re: Clutch failure

    Post  MopedMayhem on Sun Sep 19, 2010 6:29 pm

    i dont know but it was hard work, the car i now being done up hoping to be finished next year
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    Re: Clutch failure

    Post  GT on Sun Sep 19, 2010 7:38 pm

    gd gd put some pic on and tell us how is doing

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