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Re: Clutch replacement / who has used what ?

Postby par » Wed 11.07.2018, 23:44

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par wrote:Looks like my clutch is on its way out and will need to be replaced, not bad going as it seems to be the original clutch with the car on 170K.

Anyone know what make of clutch the one listed on SJ Sports will likely be, any of the brands listed above?

If the Sachs type is the correct one listed on RockAuto once you factor in shipping & time it doesn't offer a significant saving over the SJ price, however if there is a quality advantage it may be worth ordering from RA.

when i needed to do one. i was refered to rockauto getting an impulse clutch. (bigger size) mine its a satch i think it cost me on the 120-140s kind of range. but i bought 2 of them with timing belt kits as well for the sake of getting all posted together.

i will try to remmeber to check the details when i get home later


Thanks ended up ordering the Sachs type from RockAuto as the consensus seems to be this is the correct size. The picture of the clutch kit on the SJ site only has 4 springs on the friction plate which sowed some seeds of doubt but I expect it would have been fine.
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Re: Clutch replacement / who has used what ?

Postby Nyloc20 » Fri 19.06.2020, 21:25

My S2 is on the original clutch after 130k and all seems fine. I don't want to replace it prematurely but surely it must be getting near the time? Can anyone confirm if the Sachs unit mentioned above is still available and the approx cost please?
I'm going to be using the car regularly after a few years of little use so might as well be prepared!
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Re: Clutch replacement / who has used what ?

Postby Saltire » Sat 20.06.2020, 10:21

I have a clutch kit coming from Kelvedon Lotus. They told me that the 4 spring plate is for the N/A car, and the 6 spring is for turbos Like mine. The one I’ve taken off was 6 spring, and Simon_P advised that too. If I’m not happy with it, I’ll send it back and order the Sachs
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Re: Clutch replacement / who has used what ?

Postby Nyloc20 » Sat 20.06.2020, 12:45

Saltire wrote:I have a clutch kit coming from Kelvedon Lotus. They told me that the 4 spring plate is for the N/A car, and the 6 spring is for turbos Like mine. The one I’ve taken off was 6 spring, and Simon_P advised that too. If I’m not happy with it, I’ll send it back and order the Sachs


Hi, please post up how you get on with the Kelvedon kit.
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Re: Clutch replacement / who has used what ?

Postby Saltire » Sat 20.06.2020, 12:47

Nyloc20 wrote:
Saltire wrote:I have a clutch kit coming from Kelvedon Lotus. They told me that the 4 spring plate is for the N/A car, and the 6 spring is for turbos Like mine. The one I’ve taken off was 6 spring, and Simon_P advised that too. If I’m not happy with it, I’ll send it back and order the Sachs


Hi, please post up how you get on with the Kelvedon kit.


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Re: Clutch replacement / who has used what ?

Postby HJ2 » Sat 20.06.2020, 18:07

I have an Exedy kit.
After only 4000 km it is starting to slip at max. Torque.
Either i did something wrong or the springs are bad.

I think I will Try a Sachs next time!
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Re: Clutch replacement / who has used what ?

Postby chrisP » Mon 22.06.2020, 16:07

Well my Valeo/Exedy version cannot take the power at all, I have had to wind back the ecu map for now and will be looking for an uprated version, if I find one I will let you know.

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Re: Clutch replacement / who has used what ?

Postby HJ2 » Mon 22.06.2020, 16:16

Yes please! :D
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Re: Clutch replacement / who has used what ?

Postby Saltire » Mon 29.06.2020, 17:52

Well folks, the Kelvedon clutch plate for my S2 turned up today:

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The plate measures 8 7/8 inches in diameter.

The box is labelled with a Lotus part number, and (as you can just about make out in the photo) it’s marked “Isuzu” and the paper wrapping says Tokyo Japan.

Link here.

On the downside, it was hugely expensive, but I don’t plan to have the engine and gearbox apart ever again, so it’s probably worth it. At least, that’s what I’m trying to convince myself :shock:
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Re: Clutch replacement / who has used what ?

Postby Rambo » Mon 29.06.2020, 18:36

Ouch

Saltire wrote:it was hugely expensive, but I don’t plan to have the engine and gearbox apart ever again


Until next year :twisted:
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Re: Clutch replacement / who has used what ?

Postby Saltire » Mon 29.06.2020, 21:57

Scottish resident. Optimist.

Two concepts you rarely find in the same sentence :twisted: :twisted:
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