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Old 03-17-2008, 07:01 AM   #79
Mookish Mook
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Originally Posted by Pantah
what does this oil jet do? What happens when it's clogged?

Originally Posted by gefr
The wet clutch needs to have the disks lubricated in order to cool them. If the clutch is starved from oil the disks will overheat. Side effects are distortion of the metal disks,which can afect the operation of the clutch. The disks have friction with the clutch pressed, developing dragging and difficult gear changes (god forbid).
Hm. How does this jet lubricate the clutch plates? They are on the opposite side of the engine. The only thing I can see is that this lubricates the pushrod... am I missing something?
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