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Fidanza flywheel quite possibly no good...

Discussion in 'General Tech and Maintenance' started by civicious, Jan 5, 2006.

  1. civicious

    civicious FüK-VTEC VIP

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    Ok, I open the box and take out the flywheel, and immediately something doesn't look right.
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    Put the pressure plate up to it, and sure enough...
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    The flywheel doesn't have the little nubbies for the smaller holes in the pressure plate. There ARE three larger nubbies, that are evenly spaced between the threaded bolt holes, but they don't fit in the smaller holes, and aren't remotely close to anything...they don't interfere with the pressure plate sitting flush on the flywheel...


    But shouldn't it have the nubbies to make sure the pressure plate is 100% centered?


    Also, the fucking hole in the middle is too goddamn big for the bearing that came with the Exedy clutch...
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    What the fuck? Anyone know what to do?




    Oh, and here's a pic of my blingedy blingin' Skunk2 test pipe, just for good measure...
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  2. E_SolSi

    E_SolSi Member of the 20 nut club Moderator VIP

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    well that kinda sucks
     
  3. eg6sir

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    yeaaaa... that sucks...
     
  4. jamesA

    jamesA Well known pissed off telephone guy VIP

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    haha

    Got a drill with a metal bit? :ph34r:
     
  5. civicious

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    Drill? What for? There's supposed to be a dowel pin (previously referred to as a 'nubby thingie') there...


    What the crap am I supposed to do, other than send it back?



    I'm fucking calling Fidanza first thing in the morning...goddammit.


    Anyone on here ever ran a Fidanza before?
     
  6. GSRCRXsi

    GSRCRXsi Super Moderator Moderator VIP

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    j00 got a miata flywheel
     
  7. jamesA

    jamesA Well known pissed off telephone guy VIP

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    /sarcasm

    Surprised you didn't pick up on it... that is your specialty. Call them, send it back.
     
  8. civicious

    civicious FüK-VTEC VIP

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    [19:19] greyfades: the part number on the website is 191161
    [19:19] greyfades: my flywheel is 161161
    [19:19] greyfades: its a miata flywheel
    [19:19] GSRCRXSi 314: told you
    [19:19] greyfades: thats what the fuck 'mi' is on the box
    [19:20] greyfades: GODDAMMIT
    [19:20] GSRCRXSi 314: thats weird that its almost the perfect size, and that the bolt holes line up
    [19:20] greyfades: that is weird
    [19:20] greyfades: yup
    [19:20] greyfades: http://prostreetonline.com/buy/fidanza_alu...lywheel/191161/
    [19:20] greyfades: http://prostreetonline.com/buy/fidanza_alu...lywheel/161161/
    [19:20] greyfades: look at the part numbers...theyre almost identical
    [19:20] greyfades: fuckin' prostreet fucked up
    [19:21] greyfades: i'll be damned.
    [19:21] greyfades: woah
    [19:21] greyfades: the miata flywheel is like $341.65
    [19:21] greyfades: hrm
     
  9. GSRCRXsi

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    hello profit :)

    funny how its so much more expensive and essentially the exact same part, minus some SLIGHT measurements
     
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    ahahaha that's what driftspeed did to me. Part numbers were 1 number off.
     
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    ouch that sucks haha! Call them up!
     
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    I know i'm a little late on the topic but, I bought a fidanza flywheel for my 93 Integra. The first one i had to take back cus the wrong flywheel was in the right box. The second one, some the dowells(aka nubbies, lol) did not fit the exedy clutch... I just left out 2 or 3 of them.

    To hell with that shit, since then i've been using chromoly one peice solid flywheels. I actually feel the difference, better torque gains too.

    One.
     
  13. phunky.buddha

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    Looks like someone at Prostreet is dyslexic.
     
  14. civicious

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    Dyslexics of the world untie!
     
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    i say.. sell the miata one and buy another one with the cash you come up on..since the miata FW is like 150 more and cash in your pocket now..
     
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    just post it on a Miata forum for whatever you wanna come up on... you could prolly sell it for $300-325.. since its brand new.. and then buy the right one again for 190.. its all money in your pocket now
     
  17. civicious

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    the only miata forum I could find, miataforum.com, charges you like 10% of whatever you sell it for. Prostreet already shipped me the right flywheel, anyways.
     
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