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Post by Bignuggs on Mon 23 Nov 2015, 4:48 pm

Looks like I'm gunna need a new clutch. Anyone had any experience with exedy ?
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Post by gut feeling on Tue 24 Nov 2015, 6:49 am

yep there ok ..I will pm you mate .can get you a clutch Cheap!!!!!
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Post by Bignuggs on Wed 25 Nov 2015, 6:31 pm

Got ya pm and I'll phone tomorrow and see what they can do. the mechanics report says clutch is def on the way out so driving very careful at the mo.
got quoted on brands I've never heard of so have them searching for a WA price on an exedy clutch kit.
I think I'll be getting it from the East, it'll be a lot cheaper than here in the wild west.

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Post by martinjsto on Wed 25 Nov 2015, 6:54 pm

advise the mechanic to have the flywheel skimmed Cliff, it doesnt cost much but makes a heaps better job. I also replace the spigot bearing whilst im there, just pack with grease and find a shaft that fits into the inner hole and hit with a hammer and it will pop out. good luck with the job.

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Post by Pebbles on Thu 26 Nov 2015, 7:04 am

Cliff

I have recently had the clutch and rear main engine seal replaced on my old 80 series Landcruiser. The work was done by TLC Auto Centre in Stockdale Rd O’Connor who are 4wd specialists.

The head man there seems pretty cluey and did say that skimming the flywheel and replacing the spigot bearing were standard procedures for a clutch job.

It might be worth having a yarn with him before starting any work on your bus.

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Post by Bignuggs on Thu 26 Nov 2015, 9:16 am

Hi Col,
I've been to TLC before about another issue but they only deal with toyota's and I've got a nissan and they couldn't help me.
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Post by Bignuggs on Thu 26 Nov 2015, 8:46 pm

martinjsto wrote:advise the mechanic to have the flywheel skimmed Cliff, it doesnt cost much but makes a heaps better job. I also replace the spigot bearing whilst im there, just pack with grease and find a shaft that fits into the inner hole and hit with a hammer and it will pop out. good luck with the job.

After a long search this morning, seems I got the last exedy clutch kit in WA to suit the Nav.  Flywheel skimmed will be done.
the kit contains the spigot bearing and hopefully when all done, I'll be able to do burn outs  lol!   NOT  lol! can't afford new tyres also

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Post by martinjsto on Fri 27 Nov 2015, 11:34 am

the last clutch i did was a exedy kit and they were good. you shouldnt have any issues. shame im not there cliff as i would be happy to help you do it yourself. if you do decide to have a go then make up a clutch alignment tool to align the clutch with the central spigot bearing, i make them out of a 1/2 inch Tee bar handle with duct tape wound on it the correct distance in from the flywheel and wrap around to build up the diameter of the tee bar handle to fit snugly into the clutch spline.
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Post by Bignuggs on Fri 27 Nov 2015, 11:58 am

thanks for the offer Martin but unfortunately to get the gearbox out, a cross member has to be removed and the torsion bars have to come off.
the joys of owning a Navara I guess haha and that's why I'm leaving it to the mechanics to do the job.
the exedy kit actually comes with an alignment tool so all good there.

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Post by Dozer on Fri 27 Nov 2015, 12:55 pm

I have done hundreds of clutch jobs and very rarely used a centre alignment tool. We usually check the distance from the edge of the clutchplate to the edge of the flywheel at 90 degree separations. If they are even the clutch will be centralised!
Skimming the flywheel is optional unless there are ridges on it from a badly worn clutch. A scuffing with coarse emery will remove any glazing. Here in the bush it would be several days and lots of dollars to get a flywheel skimmed down in Kal.
Spigot bearing should be done every time as it is cost effective to do so while access is available. A lick of grease on the input shaft snout will also help in fitting it all back together.

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Post by NuggieDreamer on Tue 01 Dec 2015, 8:23 am

Yeah Cliff, you cant go wrong with that brand of clutch.
I got one ex-east to get put in my Hilux and is still going strong after couple of years pulling up dunes or the boat on occasion, when off fishing.

It came with the spig bearing, trust bearing, groovy stickers, a hat and cost me as much to get fitted. The high performance version I got must be made of good friction material, as it didn't seem to have a lot of meat over the rivets when new, I think it's made with carbon fibre, slips a fraction more on initial contact but still grabs strong.

So when you go to pick up your ute and you see the mechanic wearing a new hat, you know where he got it...
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Post by Bignuggs on Tue 01 Dec 2015, 12:24 pm

I bought the kit and it didn't come with a cap and I had to buy the spigot bush separate.
did I say it cost me $856 for the kit ? bloody daylight robbery Razz
if I was able to wait a bit I would have ordered from the east and saved a few dollars.

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Post by Bignuggs on Wed 16 Dec 2015, 5:35 pm

Thought I'd give an update on the exedy clutch seeing it's been in near 2 weeks now.
Took a while to get used too, it was deadly to start with, nearly did burn outs with it  lol! but seems to have settled in a bit.
Hell of a lot better than it was  Very Happy   seeing the old one was stuffed  lol!
Not sure about towing the jayco, haven't had the chance yet except for towing my camper trailer and no problems there.  
Can I recomment the exedy gear, so far so good  Twisted Evil

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Post by stalker on Sun 10 Jan 2016, 2:42 pm

i worked for marfleet brake n cluch in perth for over 8 and a half years . i was the foreman and machinist there , i also re manufactured clutch disks and brake shoes and custom one off jobs ,, i no longer work there , but its a better option than going anywhere else ,

exedy make clutch kits for other suppliers , most kits don't come with a spigot bearing or the thrush bearing ,

nothing wrong with exedy its all good .

bignuggs shame id seen this post after i joined , but if anyone has questions feel free to ask me , some times you don't need to spend big dollars ,
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Post by Ttrash on Mon 11 Jan 2016, 12:45 pm

Sorry I didnt come in on this earlier

Stalkers the man........!!

Nissan gearbox's normally have a spiggot bush - not like
toyotas - they have a small pilot bearing No. 6202z  

:):):)

$856 Hmm seems high - was that fitted......?

Exedy would be pretty much top of the brand names

If you bought other brands like ( PBR / BCI , Highway - they are likely to have Exedy
components in them...! )

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Post by Bignuggs on Mon 11 Jan 2016, 6:25 pm

$856 was just for the exedy clutch kit and the spigot bush was extra about $10
Yes the price was high, we get ripped off here in WA.
After labor, about $2,700
They know how to get the dollars out of ya here.
I'm ashamed to be West Australian, the bastards are rip off merchants. JMO
Explains why I try to buy from the East, it's cheaper even with postage or freight.

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