This is why i don't recommend transmech clutches

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This is why i don't recommend transmech clutches

#1 Post by RoverRevival » Fri Jan 15, 2021 3:10 pm

So 1.5yrs ago, due to being skint, i bought the cheapest clutch to get a 216 up and running again....i mean, how bad could they be, worth case later down the line i'll just swap it out for a good one again.

Well, here we are down the line. Below is the picture of the transmech clutch after doing a whopping 7.5k miles

It looks like its done 60k miles on a drag strip, and look at the heat spots!

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Re: This is why i don't recommend transmech clutches

#2 Post by kevinwillis » Wed Jan 20, 2021 11:21 am

If that is out off your wife's green 200/25 with the toe bar I am sure it had nothing to do with using it to reverse a 3 tonne trailer up onto your drive!

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Re: This is why i don't recommend transmech clutches

#3 Post by 961tat » Wed Jan 20, 2021 12:47 pm

kevinwillis wrote:
Wed Jan 20, 2021 11:21 am
If that is out off your wife's green 200/25 with the toe bar I am sure it had nothing to do with using it to reverse a 3 tonne trailer up onto your drive!
Quality clutch then 3 tonnes must have fitted them to tractors 🚜 also :laughing2

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Re: This is why i don't recommend transmech clutches

#4 Post by 220 GSi turbo » Fri Jan 22, 2021 9:40 am

Nah, a bit of T-cut on that pressure plate followed by some Pritt Stick and chopped up Kelloggs cereal packets on the drive plate will have it back as good as new :laughing2
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Re: This is why i don't recommend transmech clutches

#5 Post by Johnny 216GSi » Tue Jan 26, 2021 11:41 pm

220 GSi turbo wrote:
Fri Jan 22, 2021 9:40 am
Nah, a bit of T-cut on that pressure plate followed by some Pritt Stick and chopped up Kelloggs cereal packets on the drive plate will have it back as good as new :laughing2
Surely not cereal packet cardboard? 800 grit wet and dry? Or perhaps 180 grit if you want it to really bite...

I wouldn't use Pritt stick either. Araldite standard-cure if you want it to last...
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