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Posted 12/1/09

to see if clutch worn, when you shift, or drive the revs sometimes jump high and seems as if the car doesn't move when revs jump high.

and slowly you won't be able to go into gears.

also if you press the clutch pedal and it goes in fast, either your out of clutch fluid( clutch cylinder slave) or your clutch seloniod(spelled right?) is worn. or pressure plate worn.


Definitely not a correct way to check a clutch....


and I know for a fact that with AWD, the transmission will be an absolute beech to remove... Might as well have a shop do it, lol.


Subbie trannys are easy. They are almost like a rwd car except you have to remove the pins holding the front axles in.
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Posted 12/2/09

lasthope05 wrote:


to see if clutch worn, when you shift, or drive the revs sometimes jump high and seems as if the car doesn't move when revs jump high.

and slowly you won't be able to go into gears.

also if you press the clutch pedal and it goes in fast, either your out of clutch fluid( clutch cylinder slave) or your clutch seloniod(spelled right?) is worn. or pressure plate worn.


Definitely not a correct way to check a clutch....


and I know for a fact that with AWD, the transmission will be an absolute beech to remove... Might as well have a shop do it, lol.


Subbie trannys are easy. They are almost like a rwd car except you have to remove the pins holding the front axles in.


weird i didn't recieve a message about this post.

1. car doesn't move just revs go high... my car did this, after clutch replacement, it now actually moves( bought car with worn clutch).

2.clutch not getting enough grip to actually make the car move on higher gears(so loss of higher gears)...if wrong tell me what it is.
better then saying "wrong".

3. that was a mistake, i few days ago, i remembered what i was trying to say, but can't remember it, again. so blank,lol...or was i thinking brakes, hmmm.

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Posted 12/2/09 , edited 12/6/09
maybe

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Posted 12/2/09 , edited 12/2/09

OLd shocks and new Coils~! but sadly i have no pix's TT-TT
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Posted 12/2/09

YA~ short Shifter and New steering wheel YA~ But.. No LSD O.O ( I feel sad now..)
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26 / M / Philadelphia
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Posted 12/3/09 , edited 12/3/09

dc-jev wrote:

weird i didn't recieve a message about this post.

1. car doesn't move just revs go high... my car did this, after clutch replacement, it now actually moves( bought car with worn clutch).

1. A car will move with a bad clutch. A worn clutch means the friction material has been dramatically reduced or is gone. BUT, even if the friction material is gone the base plate will still be there and power from the engine will still transfer to the transmission(at the cost of the pressure plate and flywheel.) I have seen countless clutches with no material still drivable.

2.clutch not getting enough grip to actually make the car move on higher gears(so loss of higher gears)...if wrong tell me what it is.
better then saying "wrong".

2. You dont lose higher gears with a worn clutch. There has to be something wrong with the sliders or hub for the gears to not work. If you are talking about usability of the higher gears you are only mildly correct. Your are probably talking about driving your car hard and slamming the gas after shifting. The clutch is a medium between the engine and transmission and the gearing ratio of the transmission is what dictates speed functionality and velocity of the vehicle. Because of the ratio of the lower gears are bigger there is essentially less load on the clutch to get the wheels moving (coupled with the fact that the majority of the engines torque is still not produced at low rpms.) Now on upper gears it a problem but only a problem when you are not driving in that gears optimum range. EXAMPLE: You dont drive in 5th gear at 40mph and slam on the gas since that puts excessive load on the clutch. The excessive load causes the clutch to slip(if your clutch is worn) but if you ease into speeding up or even down shift that takes a lot of the stress off.

3. that was a mistake, i few days ago, i remembered what i was trying to say, but can't remember it, again. so blank,lol...or was i thinking brakes, hmmm.



I dont really understand what you are trying to say here with these points but anyways I guess I'll go a little bit into what you said.
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Posted 12/3/09 , edited 12/3/09

lasthope05 wrote:


dc-jev wrote:

weird i didn't recieve a message about this post.

1. car doesn't move just revs go high... my car did this, after clutch replacement, it now actually moves( bought car with worn clutch).

1. A car will move with a bad clutch. A worn clutch means the friction material has been dramatically reduced or is gone. BUT, even if the friction material is gone the base plate will still be there and power from the engine will still transfer to the transmission(at the cost of the pressure plate and flywheel.) I have seen countless clutches with no material still drivable.

2.clutch not getting enough grip to actually make the car move on higher gears(so loss of higher gears)...if wrong tell me what it is.
better then saying "wrong".

2. You dont lose higher gears with a worn clutch. There has to be something wrong with the sliders or hub for the gears to not work. If you are talking about usability of the higher gears you are only mildly correct. Your are probably talking about driving your car hard and slamming the gas after shifting. The clutch is a medium between the engine and transmission and the gearing ratio of the transmission is what dictates speed functionality and velocity of the vehicle. Because of the ratio of the lower gears are bigger there is essentially less load on the clutch to get the wheels moving (coupled with the fact that the majority of the engines torque is still not produced at low rpms.) Now on upper gears it a problem but only a problem when you are not driving in that gears optimum range. EXAMPLE: You dont drive in 5th gear at 40mph and slam on the gas since that puts excessive load on the clutch. The excessive load causes the clutch to slip(if your clutch is worn) but if you ease into speeding up or even down shift that takes a lot of the stress off.

3. that was a mistake, i few days ago, i remembered what i was trying to say, but can't remember it, again. so blank,lol...or was i thinking brakes, hmmm.



I dont really understand what you are trying to say here with these points but anyways I guess I'll go a little bit into what you said.



glad we got that out of the way, and your right, i may not go into full detail, but the meaning is the same.

even if i disagree on a few minor things, it doesn't matter.( at least i know your more informed then me)

anyone you meet, that knows me, knows, i can show them, but i can't really explain to them ( ... yeah, i suck at explaining ).

just to say it again, when someone takes my advice you play with fire,lol.
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Posted 12/4/09 , edited 12/6/09
I've built/blown up motors, but never really messed with transmissions, other than swapping clutches/pressure plates and installing them.
I've thrown rods, broken lifters, bent valves, worn out bearings... I was a pretty ignorant kid and refused to listen to what people told me, so I had to learn the hard and costly way... But there were added perks, I could swap a motor by myself start to finish in a few hours. (granted old cars are much simpler)

I'd say the hardest parts about working on cars is removing those parts that refuse to cooperate, and having the patience to wait and do something right. But the satisfaction you get from building a car can't be beat. Especially when you strip it down completely, and get a detailed knowledge of every part, even if it is just an insignificant part, you'll look at it differently.

Cars consume lots of time and money when you start modifying them. I spent nearly 9 months building a motor that seized up 250 miles after I installed it because someone removed the drain plug while i was at a party. People don't want you to have anything nice. Either that or the assume you are drug dealer if you are young and have something nice.

I worked week in and week out after school, over breaks, and with meager pay to buy parts. In the end, when I decided to sell everything, I did get a lot of my money back, but it all felt like a waste.

I've learned that if you are properly going to modify a car, don't let it be your daily driver if you heavily rely on it, get a 'daily driver' and have a project car.

I could go on, but I'm starting to feel my age.
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Posted 12/26/09 , edited 12/26/09
i do everything myself whenever possible. i can't help it! right now, i'm completely restoring a '73 muscle car: already rebuilt the motor, now i'm repairing/replacing/redecorating the interior. cars are like "familiars" (animal companion) so ya gotta treat em right
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Posted 12/27/09

NekoDomo wrote:

i do everything myself whenever possible. i can't help it! right now, i'm completely restoring a '73 muscle car: already rebuilt the motor, now i'm repairing/replacing/redecorating the interior. cars are like "familiars" (animal companion) so ya gotta treat em right



Are you a female? If yes, wow, it's rare to find a female who's into cars.


Just a random question, Subaru OEM rotors or Brembo replacement rotors?

Oddly enough, the Brembo rotors cost less than the Subaru rotors:

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Posted 12/27/09
i am indeed female! the ladies in my scene are all pretty amazing/hardcore. a handful of us are handy with engines and stuff, some build robots, some converted their engines to run on veggie oil, some weld, some wrench, etc. thus, i've gotten tons of support and help from friends & neighbors. if any other ladies read this and wish they had more knowledge about cars - Pick up a repair manual and start reading!! it's really not that hard if you enjoy the work...
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Posted 12/31/09
Everything I ever put onto my car was DIY, it's so much more rewarding. Plus, who wants to waste money in this type of economy?
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Posted 1/18/10
just me and the homies
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Posted 2/3/10
well..ive replaced clutch,flywheel, plate, spark plugs, wires, time belt exahust, and turbo kits and fuel injectors and more like that...mostly bolt ons...cant weld well....and not too much with the pistons and rods..yet...lol...
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