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2G Opinions on hot spots

Posted by Gstclipse69, Jan 6, 2016

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  1. Gstclipse69

    Gstclipse69 Proven Member

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    So, I pulled my motor and tranny out to swap in another block and thus took my clutch assembly off. Once I got it out of there I found 3 nice hot spots on my flywheel and pressure plate. I wasn't expecting this, and am now wondering what was the cause of this. The pressure plate is a southbend SS-X with a full face kevlar disk, and an act streetlite flywheel that was resurfaced and stepped correctly before installation. I got like 1500 miles on this setup. I never launched it, only some hard 2-3 and 3-4 shifting. Obviously i am assuming they both are beyond repair. Opinions on what not to do next time?
     

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  2. Lou98GSX

    Lou98GSX Proven Member

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    By the look of the pictures i don't think the clutch is fully engaging .
     
  3. babyviper

    babyviper Proven Member

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    It didn't fully break in, that's pretty common with carbon kevlar disks. They need to be broken in perfectly. That's why I like to steer clear of them, street disk or puck is all I run.
     

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    chrysler kid Proven Member

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    Was it giving you problems? All you said was you pulled it at 1500 miles.

    You didn't picture the clutch disc so I assume it looks fine, but the flywheel and pressure plate are never going to look like new. as mentioned they don't look like they have been through enough heat cycles to be worn in.

    I would re use it if that's what you're asking. Just make sure the burn marks on the pressure plate and flywheel match back up.
     

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  5. Gstclipse69

    Gstclipse69 Proven Member

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    No it wasn't really giving me much problem. It just didn't want to shift easily at 7-8k. I just pulled it because I'm swapping in a built bottom end. So I'd be alright to run an act street disk with this pressure plate right? Instead of the kevlar disk I have now.
     

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