Clutch Advice Needed

Discussion in 'General Tech Talk' started by Coppa, Oct 12, 2017 at 4:11 PM.

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  1. Coppa

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    Just wanted a few opinions, I've got a new clutch and springs set to fit over the winter, is it worth changing the detent spring or anything else while i'm in there. No signs of trouble other than some clutch slip reported when I had a tune on a dyno earlier in this year, so what do you guys think?
     
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    Absolutely change the detent spring while in there. It's cheeeeeeeeaaaaap!
     
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    See if it was mine I would leave it alone. It must be working fine you wore out the clutch and its held up.
     
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    Isn't the new detent spring a higher quality than the original?
     
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    Only few early ones broke. It became a nuisance in 08 starting with the touring. Or in reality starting with the first engines that were supposed to be fully updated.
     
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    My guess is the clutch is fine, it just needs better springs. My Roadster's clutch was slipping bad before I sent it to Carpenter for the 265 kit. All they did was add the heavier springs, and it's never slipped again.
     
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    Thanks for the feedback guys - I had it dyno'd at TTS who produce the supercharger kits in the UK, it was their opinion that stronger springs would be the answer but while I was in there I decided to change the plates as well - only done 20,000 miles but I don't intend to be taking it apart again hence the original question. So... how much more work is it to get the basket out to change the detent spring and anything else worth changing while I'm in there.
     
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    You are one nut away from removing the clutch basket after removing the clutch plates.
     
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    I have a spare detent spring, lifter piece, shaft etc. I put all the 75,000 mile stuff back in after my trans fiasco, it all looked fine. Figured my trans was made on Friday afternoon, but my detent spring was Wednesday all the way !
     
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