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Old 07-02-2010, 11:27 AM
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Originally Posted by webby459 View Post
For closure. We couldn't get this POS to release no matter what we did. Switched it out for a used ACT from a friend, and it worked 100%. I called the guys from clutchnet, they basically said it was impossible, and had to be my release gear. Obviously, it was not.

I wouldn't buy another F1 clutch.
You must have put in the throwout bearing this time.
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Old 07-02-2010, 11:57 AM
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Originally Posted by webby459 View Post
For closure. We couldn't get this POS to release no matter what we did. Switched it out for a used ACT from a friend, and it worked 100%. I called the guys from clutchnet, they basically said it was impossible, and had to be my release gear. Obviously, it was not.
You should remind them of the Miata group buy and the bountiful number of PPs that had to be returned due to this same problem. The issue is that the diaphragm needed to be pushed down more than typical in order to release it from the disc. well outside the range of our fork, we campared the throw on a bench press form that of the issue clutchnet PP and a ACT XT.
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Old 07-02-2010, 12:34 PM
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Originally Posted by alik View Post
my story
Yikes.

Originally Posted by miata2fast View Post
You must have put in the throwout bearing this time.
Yeah, you think the no throwout issue had something to do with it? I thought the throwout was vestigial .

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You should remind them of the Miata group buy and the bountiful number of PPs that had to be returned due to this same problem. The issue is that the diaphragm needed to be pushed down more than typical in order to release it from the disc. well outside the range of our fork, we campared the throw on a bench press form that of the issue clutchnet PP and a ACT XT.
Yeah, we moved the fork beyond what the slave could stroke, and still no release. The fact that the guy from clutchnet really just discounted it as a release mech problem kind of gets to me, even if they have had one bad plate, if it CAN happen they shouldn't discount the possibility.

Seriously, I was warned about not only the hit or miss of the quality of these units, but also the poor customer service. So, I almost feel that I had it coming to me in a way. It'll be ACT for me for the foreseeable future. This is my second one, and they bite well and are easy to drive. BTW, I think my original one is still floating around the membership here...
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Originally Posted by webby459 View Post
Yeah, we moved the fork beyond what the slave could stroke, and still no release. The fact that the guy from clutchnet really just discounted it as a release mech problem kind of gets to me, even if they have had one bad plate, if it CAN happen they shouldn't discount the possibility.

Seriously, I was warned about not only the hit or miss of the quality of these units, but also the poor customer service. So, I almost feel that I had it coming to me in a way. It'll be ACT for me for the foreseeable future. This is my second one, and they bite well and are easy to drive. BTW, I think my original one is still floating around the membership here...
Scott and I dropped his trans twice in a day ******* with his clutchnet POS. After that it is either ACT or FM or 949Racing for clutches. I will not touch anything else.
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