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Ok- on 5-3-96 clutch mart put a brand new clutch release bearing pilot disc and cover as well as resurfaceing flywheel. Now my clutch is slipping big time when I shift between gears when I get on it. It just started about a month ago. What could be wrong?HElp I am out of $$$, should I go get a junkyard clutch and pressure plate and risk it for the time being...it cant be any worse then the way it is now...Sh*t I cant even race a dump truck..Id loose! -Travis 77z
 

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HUH?????

> Why don't you just adjust it then?

IT engages and disengages at the correct places so how do I adjust it so it will not silp anymore? Let me know And I will Do it.
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Clutch Probably All Used Up

> IT engages and disengages at the correct
> places so how do I adjust it so it will not
> silp anymore? Let me know And I will Do it.
> -Travis 77z

Travis,
Most NIssan clutches, driven normally, are good for 60,000 plus miles. I know a guy who has over 160,000 on his original. It needs replacement but it still lasted 160,000. Other manufacturers - especially generics - don't always last that long. Every 3,000+ RPM launch from a stop light will take roughly a few hundred miles off your expected clutch life. Figure how many miles you've driven in the last 30 months. If you're like the average bear it would be around 35 - 40,000. Then divide the balance: 25,000/200=125 or about 1 race per week.
I'd be willing to bet that your clutch has probably done pretty well and given you at least the equivalent of 60,000 miles. Am I close?
Phantom
 

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Right on....I have another Q.

> Travis,
> Most NIssan clutches, driven normally, are
> good for 60,000 plus miles. I know a guy who
> has over 160,000 on his original. It needs
> replacement but it still lasted 160,000.
> Other manufacturers - especially
> generics - don't always last that long.
> Every 3,000+ RPM launch from a stop light
> will take roughly a few hundred miles off
> your expected clutch life. Figure how many
> miles you've driven in the last 30 months.
> If you're like the average bear it would be
> around 35 - 40,000. Then divide the balance:
> 25,000/200=125 or about 1 race per week.
> I'd be willing to bet that your clutch has
> probably done pretty well and given you at
> least the equivalent of 60,000 miles. Am I
> close?
> Phantom

Phantom- You are exactly right...I probly race 3 times a week now that I have make mods to my engine so timing is right on. I am going to get a clutch out of a junked Z this weekend so it will last me for the next month when I will get a preformance one. Do I need to replace the pressure plate as well or can I use my stock one?
Thanks-Travis
BTW..HAve a merry christmazz!!!
 

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Re: Right on....I have another Q.

> Phantom- You are exactly right...I probly
> race 3 times a week now that I have make
> mods to my engine so timing is right on. I
> am going to get a clutch out of a junked Z
> this weekend so it will last me for the next
> month when I will get a preformance one. Do
> I need to replace the pressure plate as well
> or can I use my stock one?
> Thanks-Travis
> BTW..HAve a merry christmazz!!!

Travis,
You can use your stock one in a pinch but I would replace it. Anytime you're renewing one part you really ought to do the other - just in case....,
A merry Christmas to you too.
Phantom
 
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