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im soooo upsett!!!!!it had been slipping a little for the past few weeks, nothing major, just felt more like it was missing boost a bit.

anyway i took the line to get serviced today at F&F imports and Dave told me that it was the clutch and it would need to be fixed in a while.

driving to a girls house tonight going up William slim or Hovell (whichever one goes from the parkway to belconnen) anyway as the slope crept up i went to put my foot down to speed up, and it went on me, just reved straight out to redline so i dropped to 4th and it was ok. once i got to her house the smell was almost unbearable,(im sure a few of u know what i mean) i just got home then and it had gone in all gears but 1st, e.g. change to second=rev out, 3rd=rev out, etc.... so i crawled up my hill to get it home. im soooo upsett, i already owe enough on the car now im gonna have to fork out at least $5OO for a heavy duty clutch (as im bout to up the boo5t) im considering selling it but at the end of the day i dont think i could part with it.

anyway does anyone know of anyone in canberra that has good clutches, cheap?

it'll need to be heavy duty, but the car is now officially off the road as i can hardly drive it in 1st. to make matters worse, my mums car blew up today and is pretty much unfixable, so i cant even drive her car either, im going to cry :(

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Sh#t man, I hate it when car stuff goes wrong that you hust can't afford. Sorry, I can't offer anywhere cheap to get the clutch done, the only thing I can offer is my condolences. Maybe try some of the SAU sponsors? Just Jap have always been good to me, and putting in a clutch can be done by most mechanics, so just have a ring around.

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Ed at Integra Automotive can source RPW and Daikin clutches at very reasonable prices and also fit them at very reasonable prices. Give him a call, tell him what you want and yeah :(

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hee hee yeah right i'm still getting around with the twin plater on low boost it's still grabbing (now and then) i wanna see how far i can get with it b4 it completly goes, like smoke and smell hee ee hee. (so far been to wakefield park 3 times with it in this condition)

in it's replacement i have a carbon twin plater to replace it once it does decide to let go, at a nice price of $3500.

sorry to hear veilside r33, like amaru has said go see ed to help you out.

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the clutch is sitting at the mechanics ready to go in, it's just that he wants to do more mods to it thus i'm sceptical in taking it in, until the rest of the parts come in.

i'm itching to go on the 26th but being it on a monday don't think can make it as it's the busiest for me at work.

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just called ed, im looking at $1100 for a fitted heavy duty clutch. which is way out of my budget. but as always he was very helpfull in suggesting a few ideas. i also mentioned that im upping the boost so he told me to come by for a (something test) cant remeber. to make sure i dont det the engine when i do boost it.

so im gonna have to keep looking, i know of heaps of dudes with race clutches (i think daiken) that have picked them up for well blow $500.

if anyone knows of anymore websites they can suggest then please dont hesitate to do so!!

as always thanks again for all of your support!!!!!

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ah ok thats fair enough... my only advice is dont get a brass button for daily driving :( other than that, pick it up for as cheap as you can then find somewhere to fit it

Also try Unique Auto Sports - www.nismo.com.au

Theres also www.performanceconnect.com which has a listing of alot of car parts people etc.

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ok,im just about to find a final price on an exedy heavy duty clutch from melbourne. its a ceramic button clutch that i think will be very good. price should be under $400.

my only remaining question is, is it definatly my clutch??? i dont want to get it and fit it and find out it was the slave cylinder or something.

i was told by dave at f&f that my clutch was on the way out pretty soon.

then on my way to belco, up a hill i put my foot down and it revved straight out to redline and by the time i arrived the car smelt really dirty.

and just b4 i got home after a round about i put it into second and it revved out then grabbed....3rd=rev out, 4th=rev out. i nursed it home in 1st even though it still occasionally slipped a little. i then put it flat on my driveway, put it in 3rd and tried to take off, it simply revved straight out asif i had my foot on the clutch. and after the round about the car started smelling really bad again.

so based on this info, is it my clutch????

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ok just got final price.

Exedy heavy duty caramic button clutch. $400 shipped to canberra. im bery happy with the price. ive called Ed and he's agreed to take his origianl quote down to $400, so for $800 all up shipped and fitted im pretty happy. now all i need to know if its actually my clutch thats the problem lol!!!

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Ok guys, heres the final result.

Clutch: exedy heavy duty ceramic button clutch, with PVR plate= $378

Shipping: $41 overnight through TNT, ( i will never use these guys again, terrible )

Fitting: Fitted by Joe from Skyline Performance $310.

Overall: $739

im really happy with how much i saved, and how good the clutch is, and Joe was good enough to take a bit extra off the final price of fitting aswell!!! the car runs really well now, all i have to do is stop stalling it at every sat of lights lol. and restrain myself for the next 1000kms to let it bed in.

once again thanks to everyone for their help and advice!!!

Andrew.

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