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Hey guys, its time for the Verde to receive a new clutch... To save some money for obvious other parts I will need in the future my plan is to buy a new friction disc, have the flywheel surfaced and balanced, and re-pack the throwout bearing.. I know could scuff the flywheel and pressure plate, but if I'm going this far I might as well resurface and balance the whole deal....

Does anyone know of a shop in LA area (preferably San Fernando Valley) that has experience balancing these units?


A few questions.


1. Does the clutch shaft have to be present for balancing? Or can I just drop off the the flywheel, pressure plate, and new disc?

2. Any ideas who to call for a new guide tube? (the sleeve the Throwout bearing slides on bolted to transaxle over input shaft). Ugh... Mine is all galled up from the throwout bearing rubbing on it (as seen from the hole the clutch fork passes through.)

3. I am also looking for that nifty little bushing that the shifter selector passes through in the bell housing.

4. The diamond in the ruff.. On the end of the shift sector rod there is a cast "ear" held on by a roll pin.. mine has a ton of slop... I was thinking of machining a bushing to remove the slop, however.. IS this pice available? Has anyone experienced this problem.. It really takes the fun out of shifting!!


Thanks everyone.
 

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One addition. Correct me if i am wrong but The flywheel and clutch assembly is the same between and 2.5 and 3.0 right?
 

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With a hacksaw, cut though the component the mounts to the selector shaft 180* away from the lugs. Buy a high tensile 6 mm bolt and drill through the lug and shaft. The bolt now will clamp on the shaft eliminating the slop (ensure you use Loctite or a nylock nut. This technique can also be used where the long shaft from the shifter meets the isostatic mechanism... Just the cut must be made along the female fitting.

Bushings... Time to make friends with a friendly machinist. Lucky for me, I can do all this myself.
 

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Ah, excellent idea. I was going to fab up a piece using some DOM I have around, but this is easier...

I guess I'll make up a bushing for the selector lever to pass through on the bellhousing.
 
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