Do I need a new flywheel?

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Do I need a new flywheel?

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I have a new clutch kit, endfloat shims, oil seal, spigot bearing and felt washer. Looking for advice on whether this flywheel is still ok or should be replaced.

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Give it a clean up with some 180grit, no cracks it’s fine , it does look pretty good

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Looks OK. Just looks like the melted resins from a slipping clutch, clean them off with some emery cloth and then check for any cracks like this.
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Replace the starter bush while you are there?
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Cleaned it up and it's looking fairly ok, no cracks that I can see and only a slight wear ridge at the inner and outer edges of the friction plate. Thanks for the tip re the starter bush.

Am I right in thinking that the felt washer fits in the centre of the flywheel? If there was one originally, it disintegrated long ago.

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Donald360 wrote: 16 Jan 2022, 21:39
Am I right in thinking that the felt washer fits in the centre of the flywheel? If there was one originally, it disintegrated long ago.

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