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Old 10-30-2001, 04:00 AM   #1
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Default do I REALLY need to replace the flywheel?

I have a '98 RS w/60,000 mi and I need to replace the clutch - it shudders, and occasionally slips. The dealer said that with 1998 Imprexa RSs, the flywheel has to be changed also.
I thought I could just change the clutch and pressure plate, unless the flywheel was really bad, then have it resurfaced. Are they full of crap, or should I start loooking at those 13-pounders?
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Old 10-30-2001, 07:20 AM   #2
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You shouldnt have to replace the flywheel, but if you're looking for more performance, a lighter flywheel is DEFINITLY the way to go...

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Old 10-30-2001, 11:40 AM   #3
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IF your flywheel has been heat stressed it WILL have hairline fractures in it. I see this all the time, in that case it is imperative that you replace it. Hell i'd throw a billet Chromoly one in while they are doing the clutch anyhow.

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Old 10-31-2001, 12:46 PM   #4
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i know if i want to improve performance i ought to replace the flywheel. my question is, is it imperitive that i replace the flywheel each and every time i replace the clutch? that's what the subaru dealership said.

has anyone else run into this? ie-their dealership telling them that flywheels must be replaced with each new clutch on all RS's?

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Old 10-31-2001, 03:33 PM   #5
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whoa whoa whoa....unless you are going thru clutches every 15k miles there should be no need to replace it. Usually a flywheel can be resurfaced provided that it has no hairline fractures in the surface. I would ask them the reason the feel they need to replace it. resurfacing normally costs about 35 to 45 dollars.

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Old 11-01-2001, 04:43 PM   #6
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Default according to them...

...all RS's need to have their flywheels replaces with each and every clutch replacement. it wasn't my car in particular, but all RS's '98 and on. sounds pretty fishy to me. i was just wondering if anyone who has replaced their clutch and pressure plate didn't replace their flywheel and are still problem free. thanks.
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Old 11-01-2001, 05:36 PM   #7
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Old 11-01-2001, 08:00 PM   #8
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Default my thought exactly!!!

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i agree with you 100%. i understand the point that if the flywheel is scored in anyway secondary to rough use, etc. but according to the subaru folk, it's de facto policy to replace flywheels each and everytime. i am glad that i'm not the only one who thought this was total b.s. thanks

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Old 11-01-2001, 08:06 PM   #9
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i agree with you 100%. i understand the point that if the flywheel is scored in anyway secondary to rough use, etc. but according to the subaru folk, it's de facto policy to replace flywheels each and everytime. i am glad that i'm not the only one who thought this was total b.s. thanks

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