Lotus Elan

Fractured Clutch Disc

PostPost by: summerinmaine » Mon Oct 11, 2010 5:30 pm

Just pulled the pressure plate, assuming that all I was doing was unsticking the clutch disc. A quick ten minute job, right? Wrong!

This is what I found:

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Only thing I can figure, besides a defective plate, is that on some previous "unsticking" the missing portion of the lining pulled away. I had no clutch problems during my ownership, so who knows when it happened, as I would have thought that a chunk of clutch facing rattling around in there would have created some problems until it finished destructing.

So it goes.

BTW does anyone know how thick the facing should be on a fresh disc? Just curious.

Anyone had any luck with having a disc re-faced, as opposed to buying a re-manufactured one?
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PostPost by: theelanman » Mon Oct 11, 2010 7:45 pm

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/CORTINA-GT-LOTUS- ... 4aa56103af

dont know if its the same size or not but at this price Id say it be easier to buy this if it fits....

ah just spotted youre in the US.......not sure about the shipping
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PostPost by: summerinmaine » Mon Oct 11, 2010 11:34 pm

Thanks! I rung up DBE and they have discs in stock for @$60, so I will order one from there.
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