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Old 03-02-2012, 11:27 PM   #1
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Default Clutch install looks funny, just want to be sure

Literally just crawled out from under the car after bolting in a FM flywheel and a OEM Mazda clutch and presure plate. Its been a long time sinc I've done a clutch, but when the pp bolted up the fingers went from sort of pointing out slightly to flat when the pp was tightend down. I had to compres the pp about 3/16 with the bolts to get it to seat. Just being stupid sure I've got it right before I go and put the tranny back in in the morning. Yes the higher profile side of the disc is on the transmission side. Thanks.
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Old 03-02-2012, 11:55 PM   #2
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I can't understand your issue. Did you put the clutch disk in the right way? pressure plate is supposed to be fully compressed when you tighten the bolts.
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I'm with Soviet on this...
If the bolt hole faces on the pressure plate don't sit against the flywheel before you tightened the bolts, then something is wrong.
I see your car is a '92...I am quoting this from the FM website, here: http://www.flyinmiata.com/index.php?...500%20%2010.30
"1.8 size. You can use this flywheel on a 1.6 car if you also install a 1.8 clutch."
Perhaps you used a stock 1.6 clutch? I'm not sure what the differences are, but what clutch are you using?
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Oh yeah, let's just say that you do reply saying, "oh $hit, I did use a 1.6 liter clutch with this flywheel".
Here's my advice:
If you're going to buy another clutch, don't get a stock one. I HIGHLY recommend the FM Level 1. Especially since you're turbo'd. You don't want 2 things...1) a stock clutch that slips, and 2) to do the job over again when you pull the stock clutch out to replace it with a better one.
Moral of the story: Since you have it all apart, just put in a good clutch and don't look back.
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