[Vwdiesel] Honing advice needed!

gary gbangs at cfl.rr.com
Fri Apr 1 07:58:43 EST 2005

Did you compare the thickness of the old disk to a new one?
How much is an new one? US$30?

It has always been my belief that whenever I dropped a tranny, ALWAYS
replace clutch parts, the disk at a minimum. Wasteful... perhaps.

I would be afraid that exposure to rust may have altered the facing
material in some way, compromising its life or other characteristics.


On Thu, 2005-03-31 at 21:48 -0800, Shawn Wright wrote:
> On 31 Mar 2005 at 15:35, LBaird119 at aol.com <LBaird119 at aol.com> wrote:
> > And I need to get the flywheel turned 
> > - the clutch was rusted to it, so it looks a bit rough.
> > Shawn Wright
> > 
> > I Hagar is puzzeld ----- when I get a clutch for a Rabbit  ----? --it is 
> > complete.
> > New flywheel and all.
> > 
> > 
> >   Sure you don't mean the pressure plate?  I've never heard of a clutch 
> > kit that includes a flywheel, unless maybe it's a race application.  Not 
> > many of those for a diesel Rabbit!  ;-)
> > 
> >   Shawn, if you can just clean it up with a little emory cloth or sandpaper 
> > then do it.  That's a "stepped" flywheel so it costs more to surface and 
> > the shop has to be good to keep the two surfaces the same distance 
> > apart.
> One final update - I cleaned the flywheel, then the pressure plate with sandpaper, 
> then steel wool. The p/p was nearly new, with the original machining marks still quite 
> evident. So I decided to sand off the clutch disc and use it as well - hope I don't 
> regret this!Shawn Wright
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