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andydeans3
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United Kingdom
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Posted - 03 Jun 2021 :  15:03:44 Show Profile Reply with Quote
Friend of mine has just had the clutch plate for his 96 re-lined by a local company. The overall thickness is now 9.5 mm.
Spec in the manual says 8.4 +/- 0.1 mm, so it's 1 mm too thick.

What does the collective think? Will this cause a lot of clutch drag?
Will it perhaps wear off in a reasonable time?
Should we be looking to skim some material off the clutch plate material? If so, how?
Any thoughts appreciated.

Andy

1978 LHD SAAB 96
1978 MGB Roadster
2008 LHD "Classic" Renault Twingo
1991 Nissan Figaro

chris steeden
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United Kingdom
147 Posts

Posted - 03 Jun 2021 :  17:45:08 Show Profile Reply with Quote
My mate has answered you over on the other site Andy.
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andydeans3
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United Kingdom
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Posted - 03 Jun 2021 :  18:37:46 Show Profile Reply with Quote
Thanks Chris.

1978 LHD SAAB 96
1978 MGB Roadster
2008 LHD "Classic" Renault Twingo
1991 Nissan Figaro
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Derek
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United Kingdom
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Posted - 04 Jun 2021 :  10:15:50 Show Profile Reply with Quote
If the company knew the spec then they should re line it free of charge. If the rivets are too thick then skimming would leave less usable friction material. Bottom line is that they have made a balls up.
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andydeans3
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Posted - 04 Jun 2021 :  20:51:24 Show Profile Reply with Quote
Derek
No Derek, without going into too much detail, the company are not at fault here.
My mate and I would just like to know what to do now with a clutch plate that's 1 mm too thick.
Grind it down to 8.4 mm, or something else?

Andy

1978 LHD SAAB 96
1978 MGB Roadster
2008 LHD "Classic" Renault Twingo
1991 Nissan Figaro
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SAAB96L
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United Kingdom
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Posted - 04 Jun 2021 :  21:38:45 Show Profile Reply with Quote
Hello Andy,

Will be worth dropping Orca Clutches an email, outlining the problem. They are very helpful and knowledgeable - hopefully they can advise.

http://orcaclutch.co.uk/vintage-classic-car/

Best wishes.

Richard.
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