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5.7 ltr Vy Clutch

Discussion in 'LSx Development and Modification' started by Purplecrewy, Jun 18, 2006.

  1. Purplecrewy

    Purplecrewy New Member

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    I am in the process of pulling my manual box out of my SS as the slave Cylinder went. I was quoted $550.00 and feel this is a waste of money as they tell me the Slave Cylinder is a throw away part. I am into a little engineering and will fit some new seals and have them matched and noted for future referrence. I am also told that the heat build up is quite a bit inside the bell housing so i am placing some louvered ventalion covers in the bell housing. I am also running an external (easy accessable) bleeder to the out side of the bell housing for future bleeding and re-newing of fluid. Once i do the calculations and dimensions i am also thinking of cutting an access hole to remover the Slave Cylinder without removing the box which is such a stupid idea holden have done. The price of the seals will be about $15.00 and add the waste of the throw away Slave Cylinder and the labour and with my modifications i believe my labour and efforts will be worth it. If anyone is interested in the mods please give me a message.

    Thanking you

    Steve
     
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    Why your box is out i'd reccomend a txtralia clutch, otherwise you will keep having issues :)
     
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    Hi minux

    well i do have the after market clutch and fly wheel kit with the mods and seems to be working fine so far. Although what is the item you are talkign about (txtralia).
     
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    HI Minux
    Also do you get invloved in the commodore drive days and are you from sydney.
     
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    Nope and nope, my car is currently off the road, so no cruises for me, undertaking quite a few heavy mods.

    As for textralia clutches...

    http://www.textralia.com.au/

    With a rip shift they are magic ;)
     
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    Well guys

    I now have the box back in and have re-used the original Slave Cylinder. I have now got overhaul kits (seals) for the Slave Cylinder and its working fine and didnt cost me $250.00 for the new Slave Cylinder wgich Holden recommend. i have got an inspection hole now and ventalation to helpy cool the clutch area.

    If anyone is interested send em an message

    Steve
     
  7. INJSLE

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    another common problem with these clutch assemblies is that the pressure plate fingers collapse, which means u cannot select a gear or get out of a gear.
     
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    Does anyone know what the torque settings are for flywheel bolts on the LS1? I just lost my job and sold an EK ute I had, mainly to finance a few weeks holiday and a replacement clutch. Because I'm a cheap bastard (i was born out of wedlock(so that should clear the no swearing rule)) and I need to keep myself afloat for a few weeks, I had to get the standard GMH clutch kit. Otherwise I would have got a Tex clutch. Theres about $1000 difference between the two.
    As for ripshifters, I was told by a gearbox specialist they don't really do any favours for your box. He told me if you've got a fat wad of cash, a lot of patience and don't mind replacing your box every so often, then yeah, they're mad. So I decided against that too. But I digress.
    So if anyone could tell me what the torque settings are I'd be very grateful. I'm absolutely busting to take the Munro out for a rap, I haven't driven it for about 2 1/2 months. I took a job driving interstate and was lucky to be home once a week. Then the clutch went so I've been without a fix for a while. I'm having real bad withdrawls.
     
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    Umai Naa!! R.I.P APY-88V :(

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    Torque specs for the flywheel bolts (New ones, that is), is in two stages, in a criss-cross fashion.

    Stage one: 50Nm
    Stage two: 100Nm
     
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    Cool, thanks heaps for that. With your reference to new bolts is it necessary to replace them?
     
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    It's all good. New clutch, new slave cylinder, new flywheel bolts , new rear main seal, new spigot bearing and gearbox oil change and a lightened, high speed wallet.
     
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    Umai Naa!! R.I.P APY-88V :(

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    Good to hear you got it sorted, mate.

    As for the bolts, it's cheap insurance. No reason why you wouldn't replace them.
     

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