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 Post subject: Suspected gearbox/throwout bearing just spat the dummy, help
PostPosted: Tue Jun 13, 2017 9:17 pm 
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Hey all, I have a MY09 Forester XT 5 Speed, Was driving along today and noticed my clutch pedal feeling "notchy" when being pressed and released, along with some bearing grinding/whining noise's (not good!)

Anyway, at the lights when I pressed my clutch in, something went (heard a abnormally loud whine/clunking/grinding noise) and I could smell clutch (some smoke from the engine way), at that point I turned around and got the car home.

So I am thinking maybe the throwout bearing has spat the dummy? Earlier symptoms were - bit of a creak when pressing the clutch pedal, a whine that sounds like a alternator whine that disappeared when i pressed the clutch pedal in (it was sparatic and would come and go, sometimes induced by decelerating) and prior this happening there was a noise when the clutch pedal was pressed (kind of a grinding/whine, im assuming thats the throwout bearing). I have recently tuned my car to run 16psi on the td04, but all I believe its unrelated. May not have helped, but I have mechanical sympathy, unlike my friend who drove the car yesterday....but lets not blame people, none the less the noises were there prior any mods.


Does this sound like anything major to do with the gearbox? Input shaft bearing? As the box will be being pulled out to replace the suspected throw out bearing, I am thinking I might as well do a clutch while I am in there as I plan on putting on a VF52 soon and a few other bolt ons.

What clutches do people run? I liked the stock feel, its my daily driver so something similar would be nice. Is a heavy duty acceptable for the power increase's?
Where is the best place to purchase one?


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 Post subject: Re: Suspected gearbox/throwout bearing just spat the dummy, help
PostPosted: Tue Jun 13, 2017 11:07 pm 
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With mostly mechanical sympathy stocko clutch will be fine for that , put a new one in mine 3 years ago no probs with about 200atw .
Rising sun had decent prices last time I looked , you may or may not do better local without the freight but probably worth checking out .
Hopefully only throwout bearing gone , you won't know till its apart , some have had trouble with the forks to , though not aware of any on the SH .


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 14, 2017 8:57 am 
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 Post subject: Re: Suspected gearbox/throwout bearing just spat the dummy, help
PostPosted: Wed Jun 14, 2017 10:43 am 
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Hopefully not. The cars done 190k, any tips for removing the gearbox?


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 Post subject: Re: Suspected gearbox/throwout bearing just spat the dummy, help
PostPosted: Fri Jun 16, 2017 2:16 am 
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In the event I need to replace my clutch, am I better off with a heavy duty type of clutch or just a OEM ?


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 Post subject: Re: Suspected gearbox/throwout bearing just spat the dummy, help
PostPosted: Fri Jun 16, 2017 9:17 am 
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stay away from an Xtreme clutch there to heavy
the exceady organic clutches are popular slightly more clamping pressure than standed


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 Post subject: Re: Suspected gearbox/throwout bearing just spat the dummy, help
PostPosted: Fri Jun 16, 2017 11:34 am 
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Hi booki
Whatever the issue is throw out or clutch, do not go more than slightly upgraded clutch kit. This matter has been laboured to death.
The idea and principle is that you sacrifice a clutch rather than your gearbox.
Cheers Al


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 Post subject: Re: Suspected gearbox/throwout bearing just spat the dummy, help
PostPosted: Fri Jun 16, 2017 11:42 am 
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Forester4thetrees wrote:
Hi booki
Whatever the issue is throw our or clutch, do not go more than slightly upgraded clutch kit. This matter has been laboured to death.
The idea and principle is that you sacrifice a clutch rather than your gearbox.
Cheers Al

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 Post subject: Re: Suspected gearbox/throwout bearing just spat the dummy, help
PostPosted: Sat Jun 17, 2017 9:35 am 
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make sure you change the clutch fork


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 Post subject: Re: Suspected gearbox/throwout bearing just spat the dummy, help
PostPosted: Sat Jun 17, 2017 11:31 am 
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Doesnt need to be replaced but it definitely needs to be inspected. The pre 05 5spds and 6spd forsks wear down on the bits that contact the release bearing. And the post 05 5spds can crack.

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