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Old 06-21-2010, 10:52 PM   #1
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well when i put y car together i installed a new cf clutch and TO bearing along with a new insert in my aluminum flywheel. i have only drinven it a couple hundred miles so far and on my last drive the clutch felt like it was slipping when you got on it in 4th and 5th. so i pulled it back apart and found the fingers on the pressure plate are bent and 2 of the little counter weights fell off the snap ring they are on. all the bolts where still tight when i took it apart so i donno why it happened? so i guess i need another clutch any suggestions?
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Old 06-21-2010, 11:53 PM   #2
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typical CF POS clutch

just another reason why i wont use their products
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Old 06-22-2010, 07:51 AM   #3
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typical CF POS clutch
oh bullcrap got two of them and never an issue as such.
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Old 06-22-2010, 01:23 PM   #4
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I've never had an issue with them either. But the OP said he was getting on it in 4th and 5th on a new clutch = no break in. If it was slipping it sounds like he toasted his own clutch by not breaking it in properly. As for weights falling off, I've never had that problem.
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Old 06-22-2010, 01:37 PM   #5
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Exactly with your new clutch you would have had a paper that gave a specific break in procedure!!! if you wanted it to last you`d have done it and not went right out and dumped it at 4000 rpm!

Centerforce is far from junk they are a very technically engineered clutch, a clutch that grabs harder with more rpm, huh there centrifugal weight design is one of the best clutch designs in the market, I had one in an old stick toy but hey i dont have clutch issues now, good ole automatic!

They may replace it but my guess is no!
They will ask about the breakin right off the top! Plus who installed it etc, they wont frown on you installing the clutch but if it wasnt broken in right then its your trophy so the next one gets done right!
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Old 06-22-2010, 05:42 PM   #6
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sorry guys i should have been more specific i did go easy on it and did stop and go driving for the first 100 miles like the break in period requires. i looked up my mileage and it was 356 miles since i to the car together. and i wasn't doing 4000 rpm drops on my fresh motor, i could feel it when when accelerating while climbing a hill in 4th and 5th on my way home from the shop i work at last time i drove it and then pulled it last night. im not saying anything bad about the company yet as the clutch worked well until the last 4 miles home. i'll contact them and see if they will replace it or atleast help me out, if so i will just need another new insert but if cf steps up and replaced the clutch i'll be happy. i just wanted to know if you guys have seen this? ive put in alot of clutches in at home and at the shop and have never seen this, ive seen worn out ones with bent finger but not this early. thanks for any input
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Break in is 450-500 miles in CITY driving, highway is more like 500-600 miles.
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I've been beating the hell out of mine for five years now. Still no issues here! Had the tranny off twice just to replace the throw-out bearing and inspected it, looked almost as good as the day I installed it. Best clutch i have ever run. No heat stress on the flywheel either.
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my paper says the clutch will perfrom best after 100 miles of easy driving stop and go is best i'll get a pic of the paper soon as i can
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my paper says the clutch will perfrom best after 100 miles of easy driving stop and go is best i'll get a pic of the paper soon as i can
why does it matter. At this point the clutch is junk... who cares!

call the manufacturer, tell them how long youve had it, show pictures of the failure, and ask for a replacement under a workmanship warranty
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