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by lostboy
Mon May 29, 2017 5:43 pm
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Clutch Noise (Flywheel) Safe to drive?
Replies: 16
Views: 530

Re: Clutch Noise (Flywheel) Safe to drive?

I'm so happy I decided to do this now and not wait. This flywheel and clutch are beyond screwed. Thanks again guys.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=STliDMZuz_w


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by lostboy
Mon May 29, 2017 7:32 am
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Clutch Noise (Flywheel) Safe to drive?
Replies: 16
Views: 530

Re: Clutch Noise (Flywheel) Safe to drive?

Everything is disconnected only thing left are the mounts. I'll be actually dropping it out later when I have an extra set of hands on deck. In the meantime... here's a time out video brought to you by vintage AC tools.

https://youtu.be/uw80j6Kk0EA


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by lostboy
Sun May 28, 2017 6:40 am
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Clutch Noise (Flywheel) Safe to drive?
Replies: 16
Views: 530

Re: Clutch Noise (Flywheel) Safe to drive?

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Well, I started disconnecting things. I don't have the time today to get fully into it today but tomorrow the real fun begins. I'll post progress here as I go.


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by lostboy
Sat May 27, 2017 8:51 am
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Clutch Noise (Flywheel) Safe to drive?
Replies: 16
Views: 530

Re: Clutch Noise (Flywheel) Safe to drive?

There are a lot of variables involved, including driving habits, accumulated mileage, possible leaks causing oil contamination, etc. You may choose to wait until the clutch is actually exposed so that you can perform a thorough inspection. Many components will not be available at local auto parts s...
by lostboy
Sat May 27, 2017 7:10 am
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Clutch Noise (Flywheel) Safe to drive?
Replies: 16
Views: 530

Re: Clutch Noise (Flywheel) Safe to drive?

I'm going to order the DALE wheel, throwout bearing and pilot. I dont know which gaskets if any will need to be replaced. Obviously, being accustomed to working on newer cars, I order parts as I go unless it's something I'm familiar with. Does anyone have a definitive list of what I should have on h...
by lostboy
Fri May 26, 2017 5:55 pm
Forum: Corvair Talk
Topic: Star Wars 'Vair
Replies: 1
Views: 110

Re: Star Wars 'Vair

I saw this for the first time on Facebook today and thought it was worth repeating here... https://scontent-atl3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/18622136_10155021879101321_6641040120322168709_n.jpg?oh=06b02ad048ead3f2305c506d4f9be03f&oe=59A99D21 http://www.corvairforum.com/forum/download/file.php?id=30956&...
by lostboy
Fri May 26, 2017 11:02 am
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Clutch Noise (Flywheel) Safe to drive?
Replies: 16
Views: 530

Re: Clutch Noise (Flywheel) Safe to drive?

I agree with the others. The issue you describe sounds exactly like loose flywheel rivets. A throwout bearing would be quiet when the clutch is out and noisy when you touch the clutch pedal. You describe the opposite. How long will if drive like that? Could be years, could be days. As it gets worse...
by lostboy
Fri May 26, 2017 6:01 am
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Clutch Noise (Flywheel) Safe to drive?
Replies: 16
Views: 530

Re: Clutch Noise (Flywheel) Safe to drive?

Bbodie, any idea what the necessary parts are to do this job? I wasn't planing on replacing the disk or p-plate as I have no slipping, but I don't know how it will bed into a new flywheel. Obviously the throwout bearing will get changed. The clutch cable is good, I checked all that when I replaced t...
by lostboy
Thu May 25, 2017 4:09 pm
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Clutch Noise (Flywheel) Safe to drive?
Replies: 16
Views: 530

Re: Clutch Noise (Flywheel) Safe to drive?

The rattling sound you hear with the engine idling in neutral is almost certainly lose rivets in the flywheel. The fact that the rattling sound disappears the moment the clutch pedal is depressed slightly (which brings the throw out bearing into contact with the pressure plate diaphragm spring) gen...
by lostboy
Thu May 25, 2017 2:43 pm
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Clutch Noise (Flywheel) Safe to drive?
Replies: 16
Views: 530

Re: Clutch Noise (Flywheel) Safe to drive?

Thanks bbodie. I have a full service manual for the car. I've been a professional mechanic for 13 years. I'm not afraid of anything and can usually figure things out fairly easily but no one is immune to a mistake or learning something new. My real concern is that if I'm going to start replacing thi...
by lostboy
Thu May 25, 2017 2:17 pm
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Question: Temp gauge accuracy and proof..
Replies: 11
Views: 271

Re: Question: Temp gauge accuracy and proof..

A deeper oil pan, as mentioned above, does essentially nothing to reduce oil temperature. It just creates a larger oil sump to hold more hot oil, but does little to add more radiating surface to dissipate the heat from the oil. On the other hand, a specially designed oil pan that provides more heat...
by lostboy
Thu May 25, 2017 5:51 am
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Clutch Noise (Flywheel) Safe to drive?
Replies: 16
Views: 530

Clutch Noise (Flywheel) Safe to drive?

Ok guys, its spring and so its the perfect time for something to go awry. I started to hear a small rattling last summer but it was very feint and went away when I would touch the clutch pedal. As of a few weeks ago, the noise has gotten louder but still goes away with even the slightest touch of th...
by lostboy
Wed May 24, 2017 5:16 pm
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Undercoating
Replies: 10
Views: 294

Re: Undercoating

If you really want to cut sound use a butyl based sound mat like Raamat. I used (not in my corvair) the roof repair mat that they sell at Home Depot. It works very well and has very close properties to dynamat at about 1/4 of the price. Even in 100degree temps it stays firm and doesn't drip. Sent f...
by lostboy
Wed May 24, 2017 7:21 am
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Undercoating
Replies: 10
Views: 294

Re: Undercoating

If you really want to cut sound use a butyl based sound mat like Raamat. I used (not in my corvair) the roof repair mat that they sell at Home Depot. It works very well and has very close properties to dynamat at about 1/4 of the price. Even in 100degree temps it stays firm and doesn't drip. Sent f...
by lostboy
Wed May 17, 2017 6:32 am
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Help desperately needed..
Replies: 39
Views: 1595

Re: Help desperately needed..

I have a shop in Colonia, where did you have the work done? I couldn't imagine sending a customer away with a noise after a new engine.


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by lostboy
Fri May 12, 2017 5:15 am
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: How do I remove stuck turbo exhaust housing?
Replies: 9
Views: 270

Re: How do I remove stuck turbo exhaust housing?

You can do this at your own risk, but if all else fails, a bit of vibration usually does the trick. Fold a towel up to make a buffer pad, and then use an air hammer gently to vibrate it loose. Works for me all the time on cast iron parts.


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