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  • 22-05-2019, 19:59
    I took the flywheel and clutch cover plate back to the workshop.
    he measured the dowels and the alignment holes in the clutch cover. "They're both 6.3mm" he says.
    I pointed out that the dowels were 6.35mm and the holes were 6.25mm.
    "That'll tighten down"
    Obviously it didn't.
    Discussion ensues about how he measured the dowels before he took them out etc, etc.
    How I could drill out the holes in the clutch cover.
    We ended up agreeing that he would machine some new dowels at 6.2mm

    Can't say I'm exactly thrilled, and why couldn't he just come clean and say "yeah, that's not right".
  • 16-05-2019, 21:38
    Hopefully new clutch in will last the rest of my days.
    Still going back to the shop though.
    They Should fix it really.

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  • 16-05-2019, 21:36
    Hopefully he'd not be changing the clutch that often that drilling a couple of holes isnt doable.
  • 16-05-2019, 21:16
    agreed, i'd pop back to the machine shop and get them to turn the dowels down where they go in the clutch cover. if not you'll be drilling cover plates every time you need a clutch. lots of cars/vans have stepped dowels and it shouldn't be an issue to machine them.
  • 16-05-2019, 20:40
    It should be easy to drill them out, but they are there for alignment, so make sure you drill carefully and with correct size bit so it is not loose.
  • 16-05-2019, 19:54
    Got my flywheel back from the machine shop today.
    They had to make new dowels, which are now slightly bigger than the holes in the clutch cover.
    If it comes to it, can I enlarge the holes in the clutch cover?

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  • 15-03-2019, 09:04
    Getting the dowels out is also very difficult.
  • 09-03-2019, 08:58
    just skimming isn't always easy, I have done many and most you can do in a lathe but I had one recently , (it was an abused race flywheel) that had so many hard spots due to heat build up it could not be done on a lathe, grinding is the best option but depending on flywheel design not always cheap.
  • 08-03-2019, 12:07
    Can't believe this was six months ago!
    Anyway, there is definitely wear on the face of the flywheel, so I think a skim is in order.
    Looking for recommendations for somebody in the North East (Tyneside)
    I've had a couple of leads so far, but drawn a blank.

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  • 13-08-2018, 14:45
    would have it skimmed, cheap insurance against doing it twice
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