[DML] Re: Clutch disc thickness
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[DML] Re: Clutch disc thickness



Rich Acuti (remember him...) has a 10 spline input shaft on his transmission. To the best of my knowledge the transmission is original to his car. 

Bill Robertson
#5939

--- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, "Martin Gutkowski" <martin@...> wrote:
>
> Original valeo clutches are still available from Renault, including the really early 10 spline type and the stronger turbo clutches for both 2.5 and 3 litre engines. All fit the delorean.
> 
> Martin
> 
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: "John Hervey" <john@...>
> Sender: dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Date: Wed, 28 Mar 2012 09:04:43 
> To: <dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> Reply-To: dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Subject: RE: [DML] Re: Clutch disc thickness
> 
> Tom, Be careful. If the clutch facing is to thick ( on each side ) the
> clutch won't release unless the flywheel is turned down to compensate for
> the disk facing material thickness. I have a few new original Valeo disk I'm
> holding on to for the future and the original facing material is 3.3mm + or
> - on each side. .5mm or about ( 20thousands ) can make a difference in
> releasing or not.
> But to really see if the disk needs to be replaced is how much material is
> above the rivets. That will vary with manufacturing and wear. 
> Valeo didn't make the disk or pressure plate for the last several years
> before they were discontinued and it was jobbed out to other factories due
> to demand. ( I know of 2 )  That is why the price kept going up and
> deliveries kept going way out. Bosch does the same thing on a lot of their
> parts that were discontinued on our cars last year.. 
> Being in distribution all my life I know the signs of when a part is going
> away by the factories and that is why I started making my own clutches 3 to
> 4 years ago. Yes, I had a little bit of a learning curve but it has all
> worked out.
> John Hervey
> www.deloreanautoparts.com
>  
>  
>    
> 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of
> daveswingle2
> Sent: Tuesday, March 27, 2012 8:23 PM
> To: dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Subject: [DML] Re: Clutch disc thickness
> 
> If the striping is still there you are probably OK, if gone and hitting the
> rivets you should change it. It's one of those "how soon do you want to drop
> the trans again?" questions. 
> 
> But to actually answer your question, the installed thickness across both
> facings is about 8mm. Each side is 3.5 mm and about .5 mm for the steel
> disc.
> 
> If a new one is thicker you may have issues completely disengaging the
> clutch unless you cut less of a step in the flywheel or the pressure plate
> is designed to accomdate something thicker. It's a system. 
> 
> Dave S
> 
> --- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, "Tom Niemczewski" <dmctom@> wrote:
> >
> > Hello everyone!
> > 
> > I have another technical question to ask. 
> > Does anyone know the thickness of a new Valeo clutch disc? Mine doesn't
> look bad but I'd like to know how much life it has left in it.
> > I appreciate any help.
> > 
> > 
> > Greetings from Poland!
> > Tom Niemczewski
> > Vin 6149 plus 2418, 3633, 5030, 16473, 17086
> > Google earth: 52°25'17.66"N, 21° 1'58.40"E
> > 
> > [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
> >
> 
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