[Es2] Pressure Plates

gcbuerner at att.net gcbuerner at att.net
Mon Feb 28 15:25:49 EST 2005

Hi all,

Been a long time since I posted,  been having a blast with the ADU converted AAN in the 91CQ....until yesterday.

I've put @ 14k miles on the new engine over the past 24 months with no gremlins to speak of.  The clutchnet clutch had been holding up as had been the original 5 spd tranny and pressure plate. Can't remember now if we used the CQ PP or the one from the AAN.   Yesterday on the way to the Kart track the clutch/pressure plate/throwout bearing let go while on the freeway.  I couldn't find any gears and had to coast to a stop just shy of an offramp.   Forced the car into second re-started while 2nd gear was engaged and was able to get up the ramp and to a nearby gas station.  I think tranny and clutch must be fine, but pressure plate and throwout bearing broke apart.  We'll see..it's being taken apart this afternoon.
Any recommendations for tried and tested pressure plates @ 380hp??  I did feel this one slip in just the right weather conditions at maximum boost a few tiimes in the past,  but yesterday it let go completely without a sound, without warning.

Thanks for any help,


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