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Can i re use this pressure plate?


So in the process of my motor build i was pulling the motor apart and in the process found am ACT2600 pressure plate and a stock clutch disc whith really loose springs. Now i have a New fidanza flywheel and ACT street disc to throw in. The thing is the pressure plate looks somewhat new but has some hot spots, and was wondering if i could re use it with the new clutch? The previous owner said he rebuild the tranny, so if it might only be 10k miles old or so. heres some pictures..





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Looks okay, If you're okay with doing the job again because the warped pressure plate wore your new clutch un-even.


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ALWAYS CHANGE THE pressure plate when installing a new clutch disc....


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I've re-used MUCH worse. Not saying it's the best thing to do, but that plate isn't all that horrible. You could have it resurfaced or just sand it lightly with a scotch-brite pad.


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Just lay a strait edge across it and check it with a feeler gauge for warpage. If its not warped then there is no reason not to re-use it, but if it is warped, then, well you know.


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You CAN reuse it but I would get it resurfaced. Especially since your other components are brand new.
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thanks for the input, i took a scotch brite pad to it and it seemed to take alot of the color distortion off the plate.


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If the PP friction surface is flat with each other then yes you can reuse it. If it is warped in any way then no as it wont release properly.
This PP below is bad as it is warped. The edges are bowed up.
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considering the amount of money you have already spent on the fidanza flywheel and clutch disc it would be insane to reuse it. you would so regret it in the long run!!!!!!


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considering the amount of money you have already spent on the fidanza flywheel and clutch disc it would be insane to reuse it. you would so regret it in the long run!!!!!!
I agree with david Its a PITA to take the trans and all out and put it back in it would be a shame to do it twice just to try to save a few bucks. My motto is do it right the first time but thats just my .02 cents
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I would only reuse if it I absolutely had to.

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I ran a Fidanza 3.2 pressure plate with an ACT street disc and Fidanza 8lb flywheel. No problems whatsoever. They're rated at 2200 pounds, which is a semi-decent compromise between a 2100 and 2600.

Currently I am running an XTD stage 4, pressure plate is 2300 pounds. You can pick up an entire kit off of ebay for 150 bucks. They might cut you a deal on just the pressure plate.
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