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Old 08-12-2012, 03:01 PM   #19
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Out on a limb

To be honest, I'd consider the whole clutch issue very carefully.

If you have no suspicions that there is anything wrong with the clutch other than the fibre plate being worn, then I would go with that and save money. The worst that could happen is that it won't last as long as you hoped. It's rare for the metal plate to warp or wear out. It may be worn, but won't be worn out. Likewise the spring plate. If the fingers are good and not broken, they don't seem to lose spring pressure that easily. If the clutch had been playing up. diffeent story. Good clutch - Then go with the 'consumable' fibre disk and be done with it.

Now that's just my opinion as a professional aircraft maintainer and as an amatuer BMW oilhead maintainer. There are lots who do the same and stay quiet about it because there are also lots who advise stronly against doing just that. So - Either replace the lot as complete clutch pack, or take a chance on just the fibre plate. Again, only you can make the call as it's your money and your risk.

Doesn't help much, does it?
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