Clutch replacement job

Dave Hord spokes at
Mon Mar 10 10:38:43 EST 2003


Something I thought of while reading your story:

When my 90q clutch started slipping my mechanic (who does all the work I don't
have time, or care, to do) suggested I swap it as soon as possible!  The
rivitst that hold the clutch together are VERY close to grinding against the
flywheel when it starts to slip.  Mine in fact, had started to grind requiring
a heavy machining of my flywheel.



86 4ksq 266,600km new to me as of March 5th 2003... will it stick around??
89 90q  330,000km as of Feb 26th.
Rally Conversion...perpetually in progress...
Roll cage shots available at:

Quoting Louis-Alain RICHARD <laraa at>:

> Hi all,
> It looks like my 83 urQ will need a new clutch very soon; slippage is now
> felt on all gears (…with a heavy right feet, ☺).
> What I need from you is advices, tips, do’s and don’ts, all that stuff.
> I will buy a new kit from a local (Montreal) FLAPS, a Sachs-BOGE part number
> KF293-01 (fits only urQs and 86-88 5ktq). Price is 425.00 CAN$, expensive but
> not out of reach.  I will also replace the flange, the pilot bushing and the
> crankshaft rear main seal.  Slave cylinder is new from 2002.
> Do I forget something?
> Should I have the flywheel being resurfaced from a specialized shop?
> BTW, I have the Bentley. Not very clear on the subject.
> Miscellaneous:
> Alternator died Thursday night after too much snow eating (snowed a lot
> recently). Replaced under warranty, the unit on the car was only 18 months
> old. The funny part was that I was seeing 14V at the battery for the first
> time since I own this car. WOW, for a moment I though I have covered
> all_the_electrical_glitches on the car.  Turned out to be a bad voltage
> regulator…
> Had a broken brake bleeder on the left rear caliper since a while.  Replacing
> it took me about half an hour, including jacking the car, remove the wheel,
> remove the caliper, heat the broken bleeder.  I was very proud of myself.
> More, I can now do the job without going back to my tool box.  Let’s see:
> 13 and 17mm wrench, pliers, a lever… that’s it!  Thinking of it, it is
> not a thing to be proud of, it means you did it so many times… Hum, being
> naturally positive I prefer to think I am almost a real mechanic. Girlfriend
> approves. She’s lovely.
> I won’t need new rear tie-rods.  A 6 inch vise and an inexpensive (60 CAN$)
> Bernz-o-matic propane-oxygen torch is all you need. Try this
> ( once and all your light-duty
> jobs will be easier (no interest, yada, yada…).  Of course, this applies
> only for us, DIY with plenty of spare time. I’d prefer a real acetylene
> torch, but stocking this bomb in our basement might makes my GF raise an
> eyebrow… or quit me for a guy with a real boring and reliable car…
> Imagine a beige Camry…  Oh no, I don’t mean beige; Gobi is a real nice
> shade of beige…(TIC). I mean a beige more, like…, you know…, beige like
> Gobi but less…, you know, a beige with more… Ahhh, forget it!
> Oh, I almost forgot.  There is a good reason I want to do the clutch soon; I
> almost had a face-to-face accident today because of it.  Two-lane road, a
> Dakota in front of me going about 100 km/h. Tried to pass it, just to
> discover that the car will not accelerate fast enough to clear the incoming
> car (too much slippage).  Instead of risking our lives, I chickened and began
> to move back behind the Dakota just to discover that he applied brakes to
> help me….  I jumped on the middle pedal, locked the front wheels, almost
> touched it, finally pulled back behind the truck.
> No harm, fresh shorts.
> Louis-Alain RICHARD
> 83 urQ

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