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Old 12-03-2009, 11:20 PM   #1
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Default Release bearing/Pressure plate mismatch

I have just found out today, having dropped my engine, that my genius mechanic has replaced my pressure plate with a diaphragm style one, without the sleeve, but left my old style bearing fitted.

I've been having trouble with my clutch now for a while, making nasty noises when i push down on my pedal. This time, my mechanic told me that he had upgraded my plate/bearing to the later type. Unfortunately it still made a noise, but only when the engine heated up. When cold, it was fine. As this was better than before, i've been running it for a month or so.

Now i'm wondering what to do. To change to a later style bearing, do i have to change my fork and fit the sleeve? I'm getting extremely fed up with my clutch at the moment. The fork was replaced a few months ago, and this didn't help.

Is this guy http://www.vwspeedshop.com/shop/prod...3&cat=0&page=1 likely to sort out my problem?

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Not sure I follow exactly what you now have in there.
The combination is shown here...

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Hey Moby, i currently have the diaphragm plate with no centre ring, and the early bearing. So from your image, bottom left and top right

Question, how does the guide sleeve fit, is it an easy job? As the fork was changed recently, i'd hope anything that had seized will now be loose and easy to dismantle?
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If the fork, and probably the bearing, is new then why not just replace the pressure plate with the correct one. You can always sell the other one.
I don't know what the quality of the release kit is like.
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I guess i should just get him to switch the plate back as you say, indeed that is what i had before! I'm stumped as to what my clutch issue is still, i was hoping upgrading to the later style would change enough parts to irradicate the issues i have been having.

At least this way i won't have to drop the engine again, nor will i have to pay any more hopefully!
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or you could complete the job youe 'mechanic' has started
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