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Old 10-07-2012, 09:32 PM   #1
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I removed my flywheel today and noticed some pitting in the surface. Is this normal and is it going to be able to be resurfaced? I took it to get resurfaced today and they told me they use a lathe which I understand you shouldn't do with flywheels.





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Old 10-07-2012, 10:38 PM   #2
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Find a shop with a blanchard grinder. Get it resurfaced and quit obsessing over surface imperfections.
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Old 10-07-2012, 11:05 PM   #3
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Find a shop with a blanchard grinder. Get it resurfaced and quit obsessing over surface imperfections.
Just asking a question? Maybe I shouldn't obsess over using a blanchard grinder either?
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Old 10-08-2012, 07:31 AM   #4
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Just asking a question? Maybe I shouldn't obsess over using a blanchard grinder either?
That would be wonderful.... Do all that work and have your 40$ flywheel resurface done WRONG...
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Old 10-08-2012, 11:22 AM   #5
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Yes almost as wonderful as when the clutch fell out of the transmission and hit me in the face.
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Old 10-08-2012, 04:58 PM   #6
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Nice....like the time(s) I had brake kleen/PB Blaster full of rusty/superAIDS particles drip into my eye.
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Old 10-08-2012, 06:08 PM   #7
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It almost knocked my teeth out but luckily I got away with a fat lip.
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Old 10-08-2012, 06:47 PM   #8
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Old 10-09-2012, 03:47 PM   #9
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It looks like the machine shop didn't put the studs back in straight so the holes in the pressure plate wouldn't line up. After a few hours of hammering on the flywheel and test fitting over and over I finally got it on.
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Old 10-09-2012, 05:46 PM   #10
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Now THAT is a properly ground flywheel. Barvo!
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Old 10-09-2012, 06:26 PM   #11
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that is how you do it whatever is taken off the main surface you do the step also,as long it's not alot.
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Old 10-09-2012, 08:14 PM   #12
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Old 10-09-2012, 08:48 PM   #13
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oooh so nice and fresh!!^^^^^
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Old 10-09-2012, 09:13 PM   #14
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haha yeah if only I could get the transmission back on.. it was so much easier removing it
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Old 10-09-2012, 09:24 PM   #15
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yeah a pita but if you can use 2 jacks and make sure that throw out bearing is clipped in nice but put pressure on the throwout bearing by pulling outward while the trans goes in the pilot bearing so it doesnt unclip.just a pointer.
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Old 10-09-2012, 10:16 PM   #16
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I only have 1 jack that will reach high enough. I have spent at least 9 hours trying to get it to line up and no luck so far.
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Use MacGyver tactics. Wedge a 2x4 under the exhaust manifold at the front of the motor. When you drop the trans the motor shifts down in front/up in back as the weight of the trans makes the motor tilt forward futzing up the angle. You need to find some method to prop the front of the motor up so it puts the mating surface more at a horizontal angle. Perfect tool is a high ass engine jack, but you could do the same with a strategically placed 2x4....wedge it under there and beat on the base with a hammer until it tilts up. Don't use the oil pan though as you'll bend it.
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Old 10-10-2012, 03:01 PM   #18
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yes I forgot about this,the weight of the trans is off the motor which it tilts upward where the trans bolts to.look at the spacing between the trans and motor,you can see this.Line the space equally and should slide right in as your pushing the trans.
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Old 10-10-2012, 04:38 PM   #19
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Well I finally got it on but it didn't slide right on at all. I had to use the bolts to get the gap to close the last inch. I jacked the front of the motor as high as I could and picked up the back of the transmission in my hands and wiggled it back and forth while trying to shove it on. I probably screwed something up but I guess I won't know until it's all back together.
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Old 10-10-2012, 04:55 PM   #20
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now install the clutch fork and pin and slave cylinder and then press the the clutch pedal slowly b4 you finish everything else up.a few time to make sure the throwout bearing does not pop off.Or you have to everything else again the hard way.Good deal man glad its in,good luck!
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I already had the clutch fork and pin installed before putting the transmission back on.
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Old 10-10-2012, 05:50 PM   #22
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ok it can be done either way,good deal!
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Old 10-10-2012, 06:12 PM   #23
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Okay cool you had me worried for a second.
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no problem just try it b4 every thing else goes in like I said earlier.if no snap out,your golden!!
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Old 10-10-2012, 08:19 PM   #25
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Well what I'm worried about is some kind of horrific bearing noise when I get it started up. Also I accidentally jammed part of the shifter linkage when I was jacking up the transmission and I heard a snapping noise so I'm worried about the shifter.
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