unless you ride the clutch pedal, a stock disc and pp are plenty good for the street.
My clutch burned up and was smoking through the timing hole With power loss uphill
Clutch failure happened after all kinds of performance mods+ new stock parts
Header,Volvo cis intake, new clutch cable, accelerator cable, block breather, synthetic oil, Windage tray, etc
I forgot what code transmission I have
I'm looking for something tougher than stock but a decent price
Well, he never said how old the clutch was to begin with. I've done upgrades on an 8V and then found out the clutch would slip, but that was the original clutch for that car. With lots of miles and abuse on it already.
That or the new cable is adjusted wrong.
I've driven over 10,000 miles in the past 6 months and over the 20 biggest mountains in America and that was before I even started modding it out so it's an old clutch
Once I got where I was going I still ragged it out on rally style roads and hill climbing
So yeah a few weeks before I put the volvo cis intake on it & header it
was slipping slightly and only got progressively worse
It's my clutch I know because of the acrid smoke from the timing hole and black goo material on the bell housing
Nothing anyone thinks can me think otherwise as to what is wrong
I'm not your usual mechanically inept moron
Main advice I need is on what sizing for clutch and what brand or parts to replace while I'm
Having fun for longevity of engine trans and etc.
I live next to a machine shop in case I need to replane the fly wheel or maybe lighten it For more fun
My trans is fine and full o gear oil, FN code
Engine pl 16v
I want a clutch that will last several years
I have an offer for a almost new spec stage 2 clutch I may pull the trigger on
My stock clutch held up surprisingly well until I started pushing past 12 psi of boost. For normally aspirated, I'd stick with stock due to the cost.
I now have a Spec stage 2 and LOVE IT. It feels as smooth or better than factory and no slippage whatsoever even past 18 psi.
Oh and get a lightened flywheel ASAP. Your first quick blip of the throttle to match the revs on a downshift will make it worth it. The engine won't really make any more power, but like I said, downshifts become way more fun.
Actually it's an ff I cleaned the trans off more today
I think a couple of the ratios are different the 3rd is lower ratio and the 5th is higher
I'm pretty sure it's 190 mm
Im really thinking about this spec stage 2 clutch from
Peter over at thescirocco.com
Tell him I sent you if you need aftermarket performance
He's a great guy to deal with
After I'm done welding this subframe bar together
I'll take the trans out and see what the p/o's have put together in this drivetrain
Everything else but this has touched my hands and been changed
Last edited by scirocconaut; 07-05-2012 at 04:45 PM.
FF is also and early trans code, so most likely will have a small input shaft and normally came with a 190mm disc size, but that can be altered at any time.
And I have dealt with the Scirocco.com a few times and have always had a good transaction.
Turns out I already had a 210 mm clutch and flywheel/ pressure plate.
He sold me a pressure plate but I used my old one because it seemed to be still good,
I used a 6 puck clutch disc, threw my old circular one in the trash
it was mostly black powder
Installed the new bushings and cap and put a new pushrod in with 2L of royal purple
In the trans
I weighed and measured my old one against the new lightened flywheel
They are the same and around 9-10 pounds
Turns out I already had a lightened one
Maybe the bad pushrod made the clutch disc go bad?
Last edited by scirocconaut; 08-07-2012 at 01:44 PM.