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Old 03-12-2011, 08:53 AM   #21
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;3590358]Are you supposed to resurface a new flywheel?
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No resurface if you're reusing a flywheel.
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Old 02-08-2012, 08:53 PM   #22
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Can the fly wheel of the 2006ST with the 2.3lt be resurfaced? I'm us sure if ford was using the dual mass flywheels at his time or not? I was planing on doing a clutch job with OEM parts to save cost but if i have to replace the flywheel (stupid ford wanting 300 for it) i feel like i should just go with this Exedy stage 1 clutch. Any information on the flywheel and resurfacing? Thanks!

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Clutch just started slipping in the last week. Noticed the RPM just when giving the car gas in 3rd and 4th gear. Tested the car on a hill and can feel the clutch slipping in 1st gear.

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Old 05-21-2012, 12:56 AM   #23
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Update: LOVE the clutch, still works beautifully. Also I had the transmission out recently for an unrelated reason and have some pointers on removal/installing here if you're interested:

http://www.focusfanatics.com/forum/s...51#post4175051
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Old 05-24-2012, 11:07 AM   #24
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Change out your other 2 motor mounts (stock replacement is fine) and your engine will be much quieter and smoother. The poly trans mount should not make your engine vibrate any more than stock. I did the same thing but my upper mounts were completely shot and I couldn't even drive my car the way it was. As soon as I changed my mounts I had a new car!
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First off, no resurfacing the DMF.

Secondly, you don't have to replace the pressure plate bolts cause of the teeth, but you should have replaced the flywheel bolts, not only do they stretch, but the lock-tight on there is specially made through Ford only.



And I have just the oe Exedy fly/clt conversion kit guys, and I can feel a difference in torque with it for sure. I could only imagine that the stage 1 has that much more torque and performance feel to it.
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Change out your other 2 motor mounts (stock replacement is fine) and your engine will be much quieter and smoother. The poly trans mount should not make your engine vibrate any more than stock. I did the same thing but my upper mounts were completely shot and I couldn't even drive my car the way it was. As soon as I changed my mounts I had a new car!
I have a poly trans (lower) mount and there was a noticeable increase in vibration in the car so I stayed away from polys for the others, so your saying the vibration increase isn't that bad?

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First off, no resurfacing the DMF.

Secondly, you don't have to replace the pressure plate bolts cause of the teeth, but you should have replaced the flywheel bolts, not only do they stretch, but the lock-tight on there is specially made through Ford only.



And I have just the oe Exedy fly/clt conversion kit guys, and I can feel a difference in torque with it for sure. I could only imagine that the stage 1 has that much more torque and performance feel to it.
Agreed that it can't hurt to replace flywheel bolts. Not particularly concerned with the minimal mods on my motor. I did use red lock tight on the re-install.
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It's not about mods, mods or no mods, you should get Ford replacement flywheel bolts.

Guys were telling me when I went to do mine a while ago, that a lot of people showed up to FR10, and there flywheel bolts broke or came loose, due to not replacing them with Ford flywheel replacement bolts.

I would imagine that even the focus specific ARP bolts would have the special red lock-tight on it?
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Actually you should use Blue Loctite on them. If you use red you'll probably strip the bolts trying to get them off on the next clutch change. Only use red on bolts that specify red. The stock bolts already have some blue on them, I added a little of my own just to be sure.
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Zetec must be blue, and Duratec is red?

As shown in the pic, mine are red Loctite.

Weird?
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can't see any pics due to work internet. My Zetec ones definitely had blue on them, when I took the old ones out and the new ones in the package. If yours had red on them then that's new to me.
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