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Old December 23rd, 2017, 07:15   #16
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just speaking from my personal experience whitedog, not singling your case out ... also performance clutches can shorten the pivot ball life, i think someone offers an all metal ball to combat this
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Old December 23rd, 2017, 07:19   #17
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If you're good with a TIG welder or better yet, some silver braze, you can glue it back up. That's what I did on mine.



I replaced the clutch master a year ago hoping that it wasn't a bad clutch (it was), new clutch just never felt quite right even though it's the exact same clutch in my TT, just always felt different. Finally started dripping oil from the new one on my floor mat. Took the new one out, put the original 225k mile one back in and now the clutches feel the same.

Just an opinion from the other side of the "replace everything" camp. If you're troubleshooting and a new part does not fix the problem - sometimes it's better to put the original one back in and keep searching for the real problem. Other things (water pump during timing belt, etc) make sense for sure given the time/effort to replace the part.
cool fix, i like the braze/solder idea
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Old December 23rd, 2017, 07:20   #18
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just speaking from my personal experience whitedog, not singling your case out
Yeah, I got that and appreciate the input.
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