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Exedy Happy meal clutch missing parts

Postby bluemeany » Sun Oct 18, 2015 7:17 am

just got a exedy happy meal clutch and the flywheel is missing the alignment dowels. The instructions say explicitly to not install without alignment dowels. Removal of the dowels out of the factory flywheel without chewing them up is near impossible.
I searched the internet for some dowels and came up with $45 for the requisite 3. Are we supposed to to have to go through this?

the description for the happy meal said " Kit comes complete with everything you need for installation including Pressure Plate, Clutch Disc, Throw Out Bearing, Pilot Bearing and Clutch Alignment Tool. Fits 6 Speed Only."

Please help. Car is apart and I'm at a stand still til this is resolved
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Re: Exedy Happy meal clutch missing parts

Postby Brian » Sun Oct 18, 2015 2:52 pm

Don't think I have seen one without the dowels but the way to get response is email us picture of what you got because Monday morning that's the first thing that Exedy will ask for, is the pics. So, please reply to your email receipt with those pics so we can chase that down with them on Monday.
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Re: Exedy Happy meal clutch missing parts

Postby bluemeany » Mon Oct 19, 2015 9:00 am

here's a shot of the new Exedy flywheel without the dowels
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GWR order ref GWX7666


I decided to extract the dowels out of the stock flywheel, first I started with vise grips and prying which only chewed up the dowels, then I found a method on the internet that worked, except for the broken hammer.

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So I bought another hammer, and got them all out

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after hand filing all the maring so as to not damage the area of the pin that gets seated in the flywheel, they got pressed into the flywheel. then the clutch was installed

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Is this what Exedy intends for the buyer to do?
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Re: Exedy Happy meal clutch missing parts

Postby Brian » Mon Oct 19, 2015 10:24 am

It's not what Exedy intends, don't think I have seen a flywheel where they forgot to include those....but nice job getting it done. I will have my wife add a membership award on your account for the extra trouble here.
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Re: Exedy Happy meal clutch missing parts

Postby bluemeany » Mon Oct 19, 2015 10:37 am

Thanks, figured this was an abnormalmality. What a pain.

Clutch is great though.
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Re: Exedy Happy meal clutch missing parts

Postby jboemler » Mon Oct 19, 2015 12:04 pm

Maybe next time something like this would be a better bet?

http://www.mcmaster.com/#standard-dowel-pins/=zfrx12
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Re: Exedy Happy meal clutch missing parts

Postby bluemeany » Mon Oct 19, 2015 12:13 pm

indeed, missed the metric varietal the first time I looked. Looks like it would only have been $10 plus the shipping going that route.

still though...
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Re: Exedy Happy meal clutch missing parts

Postby Nuvolari » Sun Jan 31, 2016 5:20 am

Hi

What happened with MiataSpeedSport clutches? There's no longer available. I'm planning to buy one this summer but there no any information and their web-site isn't active :cry: :cry: :cry:
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Re: Exedy Happy meal clutch missing parts

Postby Brian » Sun Jan 31, 2016 8:07 am

The SpeedSport clutches just too expensive to continue to make for the Miata market. Add something like 27 CNC machining steps in production and expensive carbon materials process and maker figured out they were actually losing money on each one we sold. Prices needed to go up a few more HUNDRED for the item to actually make money. Sadly, we looked at the numbers and figured out we didn't have enough customers for a clutch north of $1500 retail to keep it in production given min number of units needed to justify continued production.
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Re: Exedy Happy meal clutch missing parts

Postby ronbauer » Tue Feb 02, 2016 12:23 am

Brian wrote:The SpeedSport clutches just too expensive to continue to make for the Miata market. Add something like 27 CNC machining steps in production and expensive carbon materials process and maker figured out they were actually losing money on each one we sold. Prices needed to go up a few more HUNDRED for the item to actually make money. Sadly, we looked at the numbers and figured out we didn't have enough customers for a clutch north of $1500 retail to keep it in production given min number of units needed to justify continued production.


Wow, that's too bad. I was hoping they'd make one for the 2016 Miata. I LOVED the one I had in the DP car.

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Re: Exedy Happy meal clutch missing parts

Postby YuriR150 » Tue Feb 02, 2016 3:36 pm

Just some additional info on Exedy:
I've recently ordered a full OEM replacement clutch kit and I think it was drop shipped from Exedy - it was supposed to have clutch, pressure plate, two bearings, grease, alignment tool. Well, it only had first two out of 6 items and the box appeared to be unopened and in good condition. I had to wait for a replacement kit to be shipped, which came in with all parts in place.
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Re: Exedy Happy meal clutch missing parts

Postby Zaphod » Fri Feb 19, 2016 1:08 pm

Will parts be available to rebuild the Speedsport clutches? I just acquired a Miata with this clutch.
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Re: Exedy Happy meal clutch missing parts

Postby Brian » Mon Feb 29, 2016 10:41 am

Zaphod wrote:Will parts be available to rebuild the Speedsport clutches? I just acquired a Miata with this clutch.


Nope, I don't expect parts for rebuild will be available. So now it will be like most other brands, you toss it when it wears out and buy another new clutch.
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Re: Exedy Happy meal clutch missing parts

Postby Zaphod » Fri Jan 13, 2017 9:35 pm

Brian wrote:
Zaphod wrote:Will parts be available to rebuild the Speedsport clutches? I just acquired a Miata with this clutch.


Nope, I don't expect parts for rebuild will be available. So now it will be like most other brands, you toss it when it wears out and buy another new clutch.


With the Speedsport clutches with the lightened flywheel, will I need to replace the flywheel when I replace the clutch, or will I be able to keep the flywheel?
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Re: Exedy Happy meal clutch missing parts

Postby Brian » Sat Jan 14, 2017 7:13 am

No, the idea with that Speedsport design was that both clutch and flywheel had carbon pucks that were replaced as needed. The issue is that RPS may not make the pucks down the road, best to contact them on whether they still have some of the pucks.
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