[Vwdiesel] Honing advice needed!

LBaird119 at aol.com LBaird119 at aol.com
Fri Apr 1 11:05:21 EST 2005

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

  Looks more like it's about twice that!  The quick look I took.

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

  I lean toward that approach as well.  I've never worn out a properly 
working clutch.  It's proably overkill but while you're there...  I believe 
I did take one back once because it was only a few thou thicker than 
the old one (after I got it out and could check it.)

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

  Unless it got soaked for a long peroid of time the disk should be fine.  
If the rivets are heavily rusted or the springs have any pitting then I'd 
seriously consider replacing it.  Otherwise it should be fine.

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