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Clutch and Vendor Questions

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#1 e3mt


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Posted 08 February 2004 - 06:54 PM

A while back someone spoke well of a "Luchs" or "Lucks" or something brand clutch. Tried a search and could not find the thread. Anyone remember what it was? Needing clutch kit for EA-81 4wd hatch.

Since we're on the subject, it seems pulling the engine is the preferred method to replace a clutch. Anyone favor pulling the tranny?

Also, with this hatch being a 1987 getting parts is sort of a PITA. Got an order from oemparts.com and half of it was wrong. Anyone have a recommendation for a good vendor?
Feel free to ping me off list if you like.

Thank you much - Mark

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Posted 08 February 2004 - 09:24 PM

Luk is the brand I think you are looking for. Exedy is pretty popular around here too.

Preference for engine or trans pull is based on a lot of things.

If you have a loaded car and are strong on your back you might prefer to do a trans swap from underneith. If you have a car lift a trans swap would be easier.

But if you have an engine hoist and a simple carb car, the engine pull is probably easier and allows for you to do some engine maint at the same time like oil pan, front seals, timing belt if applicable, etc. Alot of people like the opportunity to degrease and clean the engine compartment too.

#3 e3mt


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Posted 12 February 2004 - 08:21 PM

Thanks Shawn. You have a favorite vendor for getting the right parts when you order?


#4 MaroonDuneDoom


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Posted 12 February 2004 - 08:46 PM

Originally posted by e3mt
Thanks Shawn. You have a favorite vendor for getting the right parts when you order?


i know, i'm not shawn. But.....I recommend going to napa and getting a Luk clutch (pronounced luke). cost me 200 bones for an ea82. they had mine in stock. you may get a slightly better deal on-line. but when it comes time for warranty and the like it's nice to have somebody in town to talk to.
good luck. have fun!:-p

#5 clantieri


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Posted 12 February 2004 - 09:06 PM

I bought a Subaru OEM clutch from subaruparts.com they shipped the wrong part twice, but it was like $150 and included a release bearing, pressure plate and clutch disk. Don't forget to have the flywheel resurfaced and you'll have no problems. I also replaced release bearing springs, like .10 each. Pulling the motor is the way to go, IMO.

Good Luck, Chris

#6 e3mt


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Posted 13 February 2004 - 07:17 AM

Appreciate all the info.


#7 Ma-fia


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Posted 13 February 2004 - 08:11 AM

I've got mine (Luk, EA81 -- car in the signature) for $109 at Pep Boys 2 years ago, life-time warranty; they had it in stock, too.

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