- Mar 14, 2009
Just recently built my motor after a rod bearing failure. The bottom end was professionally machined, balanced, and assembled. I have almost 700 miles on it and noticed right from the start that when I pushed the clutch (act 2600 with a street disc on an act flywheel) in, my rpms drop a lot. I also noticed today a ticking sound with any clutch pressure. The speed of the ticking increases with rpms. The problem has gotten a bit worse within the last 50 miles. Ever since the build I noticed that that trans (TRE) shifted really notchy. I was attempting to diagnose it today and I was under the car while it was running and noticed that the end of the clutch for was moving probably 1/16 of an inch side to side. Not good... do I have a bad input shaft/bearings? I called the machine shop and they said my crank was pretty tight and they highly doubted that it was walking. I have also noticed that when I push the clutch in while my car is off, the clutch creeks in 2-3 spots in the throw of the clutch and it can be felt through the pedal. Also, when the trans was off, I saw that the inside of the bell housing was a little more dirty than I thought it should be. There wasnt just dust, it had oil in there. Not a ton, but some.