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Old 06-20-2008, 10:16 AM   #11
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oh man, this is an excellent write up! please keep us updated on how the PG holds up and performs
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Old 06-20-2008, 10:17 AM   #12
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wow... that car was jacked up high.. i'd love to do a clutch, flywheel change... but im too afraid to do it myself... that's for sure. howlong did it take ya
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I'll let everyone knows how the PG performs.
The car was down for a week and a half, but the install does not take that long.
I had numerous delays waiting for little parts like flywheel bolts, and just general stuff that came up.
I also took the time to reweld spots of my turbo manifold, paint some parts, reseal the oil pan, etc.
I figure it could be done in a weekend by a competent mechanic the first time, and then less time the second time around.

I already have more details to add, such as bleeding the brakes and clutch, so expect that to be added this weekend.
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great how-to, gives me an idea of how my weekend might go!
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man terrific write up, i wanna know how this thing does!

and its awesome you got it for free, would def sway my mind as well
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Do you mind if I add this to my How-to wiki page? Some good info in here, and I'll just have to clean it up.

Oh, you don't have to drop the sub-frame, but it does make it easier.
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Do you mind if I add this to my How-to wiki page? Some good info in here, and I'll just have to clean it up.

Oh, you don't have to drop the sub-frame, but it does make it easier.
I don't mind at all.
You're right, you don't technically have to drop the subframe, but wow does it make it easier.

Just added brake/clutch bleeding details.
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Only a couple hundred miles on it, but so far so good.
The Exedy clutch is great.
I wasn't sure of it at first because it chattered a lot when it grabbed, but the more it breaks in the smoother the action is.
I've gotten on it a couple times but the PG is definitely working.
There is some chatter at idle until I push the clutch pedal in. No big deal. I've had that on other vehicles too.
I'm not even half way through the break in period, but thought I'd provide an update.
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cool. cannot wait until i get a new clutch!
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wherre can i get green springs for a phantom grip?

I have one waiting to install

I had a phantom grip in my last focus and LOVED it, especially in the snow and rain!
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