This document contains information (the material), which is provided as general information only. It is not intended to be given as advice and should not be relied upon as such. Information relating to the installation of clutch systems and or individual clutch components, for specific vehicle applications must be sort prior to attempting installation. Clutch Industries Pty Ltd strongly recommends that only qualified personnel undertake the installation of any clutch system and or component. No warranty is given in relation to the accuracy, currency or completeness of the Material. To the full extent permitted by law, Clutch Industries Pty Ltd accepts no liability whatsoever for any loss or damage arising from use of, or reliance upon the material, whether or not such loss or damage is caused by reason of negligence, or otherwise on the part of the Clutch Industries Pty Ltd.
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Check that the part number of the kit supplied is the correct part for the vehicle. Compare the critical dimensions of the unit being replaced with those of the unit supplied. Improper vehicle application could result in unacceptable friction material life or failure of the clutch.
Check that all packing materials / protective coatings have been removed.
Failure to follow safety and or appropriate vehicle repair procedures as suggested within this notice, contained within the vehicle manufacturer’s repair manual or in accordance with other accepted methods, can result in personal injury, death, damage to components, vehicles and or property.
Always wear a respirator when working on or around clutches or clutch friction material dust.
Always wear eye protection.
All parts in this kit are designed to work together and should not be replaced, modified and or substituted with similar parts.
A jack must never be used alone to support a vehicle while any service is being performed. The jack may lower or slip and serious personal injury could result. Always support the vehicle with suitable floor stands.
Handle parts carefully to avoid damaging any of the components of the Clutch Kit.
Always remove all traces of stickers from friction surfaces and clean off any rust preventative film, which may have been applied to the friction faces with an appropriate Solvent, Brake Clean or a similar product before installing the clutch. Do not get solvent on the friction material.
Keep grease, oil and other foreign material away from the friction surfaces of the Flywheel Pressure plate and friction material of the clutch plate.
Do not leave oily or greasy fingerprints on the friction surfaces of the Flywheel and Pressure plate. Do not pick up the clutch plate by the friction material with oily or greasy fingers.
Clutch plates that have grease, oil, solvent or other contaminants on the friction material must be replaced.
When using compressed air operated tools, insure air lines are completely free of oil and moisture.
When disconnecting hydraulic lines from the slave cylinder do not use clamps on the flexible hydraulic line to seal the line as hose damage may occur.
Inspect hydraulic lines for leakage and ensure none of the hydraulic lines are kinked or damaged. If leakage, damage or a defect is found repair or replace as required.
A scored Flywheel has a rough grooved appearance and needs to be replaced or machined to insure a serviceable “mating” surface is formed. However always ensure the flywheel is not machined past the minimum thickness recommended by the vehicle manufacturer.
A flywheel that shows signs of “Bluing” has been subjected to extremely high temperatures caused by continued slipping of the clutch or aggressive clutch actuation in launch or in gearing down. This Flywheel cannot be rectified by machining, it must be replaced.
A Flywheel that shows signs of “Hot Spots” has been subjected to extremely high temperatures that have caused structural change to the Flywheel material. This can cause the Flywheel to be susceptible to cracking as well as create shudder when engaging the clutch. The Flywheel should be machined to renew the surface back to original condition. Always ensure the flywheel is not machined past the minimum thickness recommended in the vehicle manufacturer’s workshop manual.
A flywheel that shows signs of surface cracks in the friction surface must be replaced. If the flywheel is not replaced the cracks may accelerate the wear of the friction material and can eventually progress deeper into the material causing a catastrophic failure of the flywheel.
When installing the gearbox onto the engine do not force the gearbox input shaft into the clutch plate spline or rest the spline on the clutch plate as this will damage the spline or bend or break the clutch plate.
Ensure the mating surfaces of the gearbox bell-housing and the engine are free from burrs, dirt or impediments that may not allow the gear box to line up accurately with the engine and ensure the bell-housing is fitted correctly over the mating dowels.
Make sure the master cylinder does not overflow when the clutch is engaged.
If any hydraulic lines were opened or removed, bleed the hydraulic system as per the manufacturers recommended procedure. Failure to bleed the clutch system will allow air to remain in the system. Entrapped air will cause insufficient bearing travel and result in non release of the clutch system making it difficult to change gears.
Do not reuse hydraulic fluid. Hydraulic fluid removed from the hydraulic system must be discarded appropriately. Hydraulic fluid that has been removed from the system may be contaminated. Contamination can cause damage to components and loss of clutch actuation.
Use only the type of hydraulic fluid specified by the vehicle manufacturer. The wrong fluid can cause damage to the rubber components causing loss of clutch actuation. Do not mix different types of hydraulic fluid.
After the clutch has been fitted be sure to test the clutch operation before returning the vehicle to service. This includes but is not limited to the following;
The system operates without any hydraulic fluid leaks within the Hydraulic system.
The clutch pedal is at the correct pedal height.
In operation the clutch pedal returns to the correct position after actuation
The clutch “releases” completely and that the clutch is not “grabbing” or “slipping”
The Clutches operation is smooth and consistent.
Contact CI: Clutch Industries is Australia’s only manufacturer with full Engineering and Test support services. Call us on 1300 369 787 if you require further support.
Clutch Industries Head Office
136-138 Gaffney St
Coburg North VIC 3058 Australia