Measure the pins & holes first. Do they look like they are aligned properly? I would trust the flywheel pins (assuming stock flywheel) to be properly positioned more than an aftermarket cover.
Yes, they are aligned fine, and it is a stock flywheel.
Last edited by ChrisZX2; 08-11-2009 at 07:52 PM.
its a spec 3 clutch. it also has powdercoat on there making the dowel pins a very tight fit. just make sure when you tighten it down, go in a star pattern with a .25-.5 turn each screw. it will be a little tough to get it down but you arnt messing it up. once you get it to torque spec, the plate should be touching the flywheel.
Take a small round file and get the powder coating out of the holes and try again.
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*edit* ^^ these to beat me to it while i was typing.
the paint they used on the pressure plate is probably just a little to thick. align the plate over the pins and use the bolts to pull the plate to the flywheel. tighten each bolt a little at a time and in a crisscross pattern.
if the bolts are not able to make contact with the flywheel to start the above process, take a small file and remove a little material at a time. you want the fit to be tight.
Last edited by straightupmad; 08-11-2009 at 08:10 PM.
I'll try that, thanks alot!
2000 S/R FSP build: APC shift knob, LED tails, zx2 sticker on the rear bumper, Silverstar headlights, blue spark plug wires, optima red top battery, Magnaflow muffler, and some lowering springs.
its not tight enough to warp a pressure plate lol. its just paint.
Great, I used a file to get the paint out and it fits now. Putting the trans in tomorrow, wish me luck!
get some extra people to help you out, makes the install alot easier.
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