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Old 03-12-2005, 06:48 PM   #1
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Got the svt back.

Well I got the SVT back yesterday, the clutch is so different. I made a post a few weeks about the clutch slipping and the possible tsb and after finally getting the car in the dealership (had to wait a week for an open spot) I found out that the clutch was burnt out completely. however, I feel good knowing that it wasn't me (completely, damn those launches) for doing the damage as the guy explained to me why the clutch felt so different. This was my SVT and I didn't know what to expect from the clutch, I had about 5 inches of engagement when I got the car and I thought this was normal. Little did I know that this 5inches meant the clutch was in bad shape when I bought it, and between winter in Michigan, and the hard launches the clutch finally gave out. If the tech hadn't of told me about the short engagement I would probably have stalled it right in front of him (talk about feeling like a jacka$$.) The new engagement is probably about 1 inch or so, and it happens immediately when i let off the clutch. I feel like im re-learning how to drive a manual again hehe. Anyway, so the tsb they told me was not a factor so I ended up paying 140 dollars for the rental car and 1520.00 for the clutch assemble and installations. Now here is my question, they also replaced the flywheel, I didn't think they would have to replace that too, is this just standard operating procedure? I got all the parts in my basement, i'll take some pics sometime to show the carnage.


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Old 03-13-2005, 12:47 AM   #2
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you had to pay for a rental??? I believe since you drive an SVT, that you don't have to pay for any rental/loaner cars................
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you don't pay for rental if the work they do is warranty work. So basically you either go in there and pay nothing, or you go in and pay big!
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thats exactly wat they told me about my clutch so i told them i didn't want them to replace it with their crap so i went out and bought a stage 3 clutch and a fidanza flywheel no need to replace it with stock crap when its just gonna fail again.. and they do change ur flywheel when they change the clutch i think it has to do something with the surfacing of the flywheel thats just wat i think..
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thats exactly wat they told me about my clutch so i told them i didn't want them to replace it with their crap so i went out and bought a stage 3 clutch and a fidanza flywheel no need to replace it with stock crap when its just gonna fail again.. and they do change ur flywheel when they change the clutch i think it has to do something with the surfacing of the flywheel thats just wat i think..

I am thinking about doing the same, is your flywheel, clutch installed yet? I am looking for some experience if it is def. worth the upgrade.
 
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I'll have it installed by this friday after that i have to do the 450-500 mile break in i'll post a review of that in a new thread and after that i'll get on it and see wat kinda difference maker it is from stock..
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Now here is my question, they also replaced the flywheel, I didn't think they would have to replace that too, is this just standard operating procedure?
If they installed the new design clutch, it may very well have also required the new design flywheel.

Did you check the part numbers of the new stuff with what was shown on the TSB?
Sounds like they did the brunt of the TSB work, but for whatever reason,
they wouldn't cover it under the TSB, hence, why you had to pay.
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