[mkiv] crank walk
W.F. (Bill) Lawry
cmci at fcc.net
Sun Jun 26 20:57:58 CDT 2005
There's a very good mechanic w/ outstanding integrity and attention to
customer service in Manassas Park (Northern VA).
Tom at Fix Your Toy has worked on my MkIV TT 6 sp when I didn't have the
time or the inclination or expertise and his work has been flawless:
Serpentine belt, clutch, A/C issues, including a new crank pully, valve oil
seals, radiator replacement, an engine seal 'fix' that's gone over 100K,
He doesn't think our coil packs are consumables but that's a fine point as
far as I'm concerned.
Last week I dropped the car off because of a power steering leak, a problem
w/ the A/C shutting down when it's really hot, and I needed a state
inspection. He patched a high pressure P/S pipe, checked out the A/C but
didn't find anything, and told me to replace the front disk rotors and front
pads and he would give me the inspection sticker. For all this he charged
me a whopping $22!
He doesn't have a dyno and probably isn't the person to design you a single
turbo upgrade (we have Phil Panas near Atlanta for that) but for straight
forward repairs and maintenance in the DC area I don't think Tom at Fix Your
Toy can be beat and others whom I've sent to him concur.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Jeremy Cooper" <jcoop_21 at yahoo.com>
To: "The MKIV.com National Mailing List" <mkiv at mkiv.com>
Sent: Sunday, June 26, 2005 11:51 AM
Subject: Re: [mkiv] crank walk
> I did exactly what you said and I got no movement.
> This doesn't make sense! Although a little bit of a
> relief, I still don't understand what could be making
> the rubbing/grinding noise when the clutch pedal is
> pushed in. Also causing rpm drop? Is it possible
> that it could be a T/O bearing or pilot bearing? I
> certainly hope so but I doubt it.
> I don't know the exact pedal pressure on my clutch but
> I know a bunch of people are using the HPF disk with
> ACT PP. Also I heard that an unbalanced clutch could
> cause crankwalk. I didn't know shops sold unbalanced
> clutches or that it was a good idea to have them
> balanced but who knows...
> I wish I knew of a good shop to take it to in Northern
> VA, I just don't trust the ones in my area, not enough
> Supra experience.
> feel free to chime in anyone!
> '95 RZ
> --- Harry CHILCOT <gt5champ at msn.com> wrote:
> > Trust me, this is an issue you don't need to be
> > "guessing" about. Get a dial
> > indicator and mount the holder part on the front
> > sway bar. Attach the dial
> > itself to the holder and put it up against the crank
> > pulley. Take a large
> > screw driver and put it behind the pulley and move
> > it towards the radiator.
> > If you have more than 15 thousandths end play
> > (movement) you got a problem.
> > Measure it several times to be sure.
> > It would be helpful to know what the pedal pressure
> > is on your clutch set
> > up. Stock is 14-15Lbs.
> > I have heard of guys with clutches requiring
> > 30-35lbs. Guess what?
> > Good luck with it.
> > Harry
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