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What does it feel like when your clutch starts to slip?
#1

Everythings all cool at take off and while shifting.
If I get on the gas, the car speeds up and then if feels like it looses something.
I can still hear the RPM's going up, but it feels like I pushed in the cluch pedal for a split second, then the powers back again.

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87 Turbo Coupe, 5-speed, Tangerine exterior,
Shaved door handles, locks and emblems, Tiger interior, Autometer gauges, painted trim pieces (matches exterior), monitor & PS2, pony wheels(white)
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#2

Sounds like your clutch is just starting to go.Try to refrain from playing boy racer & it`ll last a little longer.
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#3

What's involved in changing the clutch?
How much is a good clutch run?
I'll be doing it myself...

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87 Turbo Coupe, 5-speed, Tangerine exterior,
Shaved door handles, locks and emblems, Tiger interior, Autometer gauges, painted trim pieces (matches exterior), monitor & PS2, pony wheels(white)
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#4

I'm not sure about clutch prices, check out www.jegs.com, or www.summitracing.com for prices. Changing the clutch isn't too difficult, but getting to it can be a pain sometimes. The engine and trans are bolted together as you may suspect, and getting between the two isn't always a funbag of fun. It's gonna take a little time, but you're better off doing it yourself than paying a mechanic.
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#5

Well, I am a mechanic, but I've never done a clutch before. Do you have to take out the tranny? Or just unbolt from the engine and get in there somehow?
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#6

If you don't care about taking a couple of day's worth of wear off, you can check it by puttin' it in 5th, revving it up and popping the clutch. A good clutch will kill the engine - yours probably won't! [Image: frown.gif] Check with pnrvegas - I understand he's got some good deals on the Star (?) clutches that a lot of the guys swear by. [Image: smile.gif]

C'ya - RAY

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Former 2.3T courier (blow-thru carbed) & soon turbo ranger
Placerville, California
(former)  '78 2.3T Courier w/blow-thru Autolite 2bbl carb ~ (current)  '87 2.3T Ranger w/PiMP’d EFI
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#7

Tiny avenger has a nice clutch kit. You can get it with an aluminum fly wheel if you want. It's half the wight of the stock one, so faster spool, faster revs= [Image: biggrin.gif]

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Elliott
1986 XR-7 turbo
Starion intercooler waiting to go on, ready for 3" DP, gillis valve, new exhaust, adj FP regulator, big VAM, LA3, and a thorough porting.

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" Auto racing, bull fighting, and mountain climbing are the only real sports ... all others are games."
- Earnest Hemingway
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#8

hey if u cant leave some fat marks on the pavement, and still go over a 100mph ur clutch is ok,,,,,
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#9

It`s not really hard per say Joneser, just time consuming.It all has to come down,driveshaft, tranny, bell housing,clutch set-up,flywheel. Put in a new rear main seal,& check flywheel out for surface cracks & shape of ring gear on the perimeter. You will prob need to have it resurfaced but if the ring gear is all nicked up,you`re better off replacing it entirely.Make sure a clutch alignment tool comes w/new clutch set-up.if you can do this @ work w/a lift,tranny floor jack,it will be MUCH easier.
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#10

The hardest part is getting the tranny to move the last 1/4" to mate with the motor. The input shaft is a tight fit with the pilot bearing.

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66 Sprint 200: Smokes tire 125ft! ...and... 87 LX notchback: 85.5 SVO motor, .020 over TRW pistons, O-ringed, head studs, A237 roller cam and adjustable pulley (4 degrees advance), ported E6 manifold and intake, T3 turbo with .63 A/R exhaust housing, 3" Dynomax exhaust w/ cat, 3" VAF meter, SVO intercooler, adjustable fuel pressure regulator, 190lph fuel pump, 5spd, RAM Powergrip 6-puck kevlar faced unsprung hub clutch, 3.45 limited-slip, GT turbine wheels
Jon Keeling
87 Turbo Notch - excessive body rot
http://www.jonkeeling.com/sig.html
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