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Urgent Fly Wheel Question... NEED HELP ASAP
Turbosnowbird Offline
My clutch is slipping but I have another flywheel. Can I switch from an aluminium to cast iron? Any differences? Also something is slipping in the drivetrain any ideas. When I put my foot into it the tac jolts up and down and the car jerks. Any ideas? PLEASE HELP!!!

rpratt Offline
Senior Member
Is it snowing out?

Couldn't help it, sorry [Image: frown.gif]

Are you going from an aluminum TO the iron flywheel? either way it will be fine, just resurface the flywheel and get a new clutch, throwout bearing and pressure plate, it will be like new.

Other than the clutch, there isn't anything that can slip in the drivetrain.

If you pull an aluminum Flywheel out of there, you should be able to get some money out of it to help fund the project.


tps87turbo Offline
Posting Freak
You could have a bad rear main seal which would be leaking oil on the clutch disk. That would make it slip.

It doesn't make a difference which flywheel you use as long as it doesn't have any blueing from too much heat or stress cracks. If it needs to be re-surfaced, which I would do when installing a new clutch, make sure that they take as litle off as possible to get it true.

Tony Sceia
Red 88 TC, Med Red with Raven Leather & every option, Walbro 255, 3" SS Downpipe with Magnaflow Dual SS 2.5 Cat Back system, 3-core Radiator, Star Stage 3 Clutch, Rebuilt T-5 Tranny, 4:10 rear, 140 MPH Speedo, New Paint, Headlights, Refinished Snowflakes & New Tires.

She looks so SWEET. Now I need to make some more HP & make the engine look good.

87 Turbocoupe - Bought as a Parts Car, but runs & needs a little work. Looks like we will have HIS & HERS TC's.
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HIS Red 88 TC
HERS - Blue 87 TC, fully loaded with every option, Work in Progress
87 Gray TC Parts Car - Gave to BJL and is now his daily driver

Jeff K Offline
If the flywheel is cut, be sure to shim it by an amount equal to the thickness removed. If you dont do this, and a fair amount of material is removed, the clutch pedal will engage/disengage too close to the floor, if it disengages at all.

Jeff Korn

88 Turbo Coupe: Intake and exhaust mods, T3 turbo at 21 psi, forced air intercooler, water injection, bypass valve, Ranger roller cam, subframes, etc., etc.. // 86 Tbird 5.0 (original owner): intake, exhaust, valvetrain mods, 100 HP nitrous, ignition, gears, suspension, etc., etc.... // 91 Escort: Bone stock winter car // 02 Taurus Vulcan(wifes car)
Jeff Korn

88 Turbo Coupe: Intake and exhaust mods, T3 turbo at 24 psi, forced air IC, water injection, BPV, Ranger cam, subframes, etc., etc.
86 Tbird 5.0 (original owner): intake, exhaust, valvetrain mods, 100 HP N2O, ignition, gears, suspension, etc., etc.
05 Taurus SEL Duratec daily driver
04 Taurus Duratec (wifes car)
02 Pontiac Grand Prix GT
95 Taurus GL Vulcan winter beater
67 Honda 450 Super Sport - completely customized

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