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



Our Dollar is worth so little against the other world's currencies because we have borrowed SO much money the dollar is worthless except in the US. If it wasn't for the Chinese selling their stuff to us so cheaply we would be in even bigger trouble. The other side of the equation, buyers from all over the world are coming here and buying things at a discount. I know of many cars recently sold for what we here consider good prices and then sent overseas. Even with the shipping and duty they are getting bargains. I can remember when it was the other way around. You could take a shopping trip to the UK and still spend less than buying things here "back in the day".
David Teitelbaum

--- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, "John Hervey" <john@...> wrote:
>
> Martin, You might want to remember the your in the UK and were in the US.
> Valeo and Valeo US has discontinued and no longer carries the clutches.
> The sell off and shut down started about 3 years ago when prices went up and
> delivery went to about 6 months. 
> Pressure plate and disk and what you may be able to get is left over
> inventory. Nothing wrong with that except for your also not mentioning the
> difference in money because it takes $1.60 to = 1 of you dollars ( pound )
> so it's time and 1/2 + to buy something from the UK. 
> Then you have almost 20 lb's of weight and with that going up every year I
> just sent 20 lb's of parts go to a customer in the UK and it cost $95.00.
> It's has become impossible with out wasting money because the dollar or the
> pound has been devalued so much.
> One of our countries can't get this money exchange worked out has got a lot
> of UK parts cost prohibited over here.
> 
> 
> John Hervey
> www.deloreanautoparts.com
> 
>    
> 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of
> Martin Gutkowski
> Sent: Wednesday, March 28, 2012 11:35 AM
> To: dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Subject: Re: [DML] Re: Clutch disc thickness
> 
> 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
> 
> Sent from my BlackBerry®
> 
> -----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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