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The Worst Clutch Ive Ever Seen

Posted by BLACK'98DSM, Feb 8, 2020

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  1. BLACK'98DSM

    BLACK'98DSM Proven Member

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    This is just one of the many projects I keep going In my garage. And this has to be the most abused clucth I've ever seen. The project started because the clutch was slipping. Was checking the main seal when this was seen:

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  2. randman2011

    randman2011 Proven Member

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    That pressure plate is in WAY worse shape than the one that came out of my first DSM but weirdly the friction disc is much better. Did the clutch get full of sand? I don't even know how one can wear that much material off of the pressure plate!
     

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    silvreclips Proven Member

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    Looks like someone wore the original disc to the rivets and then just replaced the disc.
     

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  4. wrencher

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    Did the car have an extended/lengthened slave rod?
     
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  5. BLACK'98DSM

    BLACK'98DSM Proven Member

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    As far as I know that's the stock clutch and pressure plate... I have no idea why the pressure plate looks like that.

    There's nothing in the bellhousing except dusty clutch material. This has me a bit confused as well.
     

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  6. BLACK'98DSM

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    No. Completely stock drivetrain setup.
     

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    1998 Ford Mustang GT
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  7. BLACK'98DSM

    BLACK'98DSM Proven Member

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    The car only has 80k miles on it. So your theory would make sense if it had more, but there's no way the car ate up 2 clutches in 80k miles. Plus, a new clutch kit was $60, so what kind of a cheap ass would only replace the disc?
     

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    1998 Mitsubishi Eclipse N/T
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    1998 Ford Mustang GT
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