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« on: August 27, 2016, 10:48:30 PM »

My throwout bearing failed, so I pulled the transmission to replace it along with the slave cylinder. I was surprised that it failed so quickly. It was replaced 35K miles ago.  I also removed the clutch from the flywheel to replace to pilot bearing and found what appeared to be a thick layer of powered rust.  Is this normal???


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« Reply #1 on: August 30, 2016, 01:52:40 PM »

Steel flywheel?  I'd say Yes, that's normal.  The clutch creates heat cycles which  probably caused that rust.

Here's my stock Luk clutch which has about 62,000mi on it when I removed it from my Roe car.  Same rust dust around the center.


* Stock clutcch from my Sapphire GT (1) (570x380).jpg (196.05 kB, 570x380 - viewed 205 times.)
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