[mkiv] crank walk
jcoop_21 at yahoo.com
Sun Jun 26 15:45:28 CDT 2005
Well all that is good and true but I don't see too
many camry's, corolla's or echo's with crank walk.
The clutch doesn't bother me, IF it's the clutch but I
have a feeling it's not that simple. And plus a
Toyota dealer might not diagnose it as crank walk
until I mention it or until after everything has been
changed and the problem persists. And then what if
the shortblock is still good and only needs new
bearings? (if that's possible) You think they will
help me save money on that? NOPE!
So what I meant by someone I can trust or someone who
knows about Supra's, I meant just what I said.
And about the balanced clutch issue. You're telling
me that if I have mine checked right now and it's off
balance, that it's a rare occasion and I'm the only
one? I doubt that! I've never even heard of an off
balance clutch but it's something to think about if my
crank is walking and I only have 40,000 miles on the
car and I changed my clutch 800 miles ago.
I'm not arguing with you but I don't consider my Supra
a ferrari, but on the same note, not a camry either!
Thanks for the input Harry
--- Harry CHILCOT <gt5champ at msn.com> wrote:
> You can go onto the website for your clutch and they
> should be able to tell
> you the amount of pedal pressure your clutch
> requires. Like Lance said there
> should not be any unbalanced clutches being sold,
> certainly not as a unit. I
> have had clutches balanced before but never in a
> street car. The
> manufacturer's balance should be sufficient for a
> street car.
> I think many Supra owners forget that they are in
> fact not a "race" car.
> Taking them to the drag strip or to a track event
> does not make them a
> "race" car if they are not required to be trailer. I
> have read about owners
> doing things to Supras that I didn't do to true race
> cars (non street legal
> cars built and designed just for racing) which makes
> me wonder. Also,
> remember when you say no one in your area knows
> enough about Supras that
> they are still a Toyota, not a Ferrari. Any good
> tech should be able to help
> you with a clutch problem. It does not have to be
> someone that works
> exclusively on Supras. I think we get carried away
> with the fact that it is
> a "Supra". They have certain things that make them
> unique as most cars do,
> but a clutch is a clutch is a clutch here guys. I
> have had mine torn apart
> from bumper to bumper at one time or another and
> from underneath they look
> like any other front engine, rear wheel drive car I
> have ever worked on.
> Some of us tend to get carried away with ourselves
> because it is a Supra!
> Find a good tech (word of mouth is best - who do
> your friends take their
> cars to) and take the car to him and have him check
> it out.
> I'm done now. Good luck with it.
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