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Old 10-18-2006, 06:25 PM   #1
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Default Setting up the Centax Clutch the righ way!

Guys,

As the title says how do you set up the centax clutch the right way, is there a site or guide that you can show me. First time using the centax clutch.

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Guys,

As the title says how do you set up the centax clutch the right way, is there a site or guide that you can show me. First time using the centax clutch.

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which car,btw?..


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This might help: http://www.rctech.net/forum/showpost...9&postcount=42
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Old 10-18-2006, 10:10 PM   #4
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Thats very interesting so clutch gap is different to end play, whoops
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Seems similar to Mugen, although it would be a good idea to get a copy of the Mugen instructions since you have the car.
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You need a caliper.

0.6 - 0.8 mm for my taste

0.8 - 1.0 mm for brutal acceleration.
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Go to cefx.net and you will find clutch setup tips.
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What do you do when the clutch is fully assemble with the clutch bell and bearings and you have no end play? (ie the clutch bell will not spin freely). The only thing I seen that fixed this problem is I installed a small shim between the thrust bearing retainer and the end of the crank shaft. It seems that the problem is that my flywheel cone does not sit deep enough into the flywheel which causes my entire clutch assembly to mount further down the shaft than usual. I believe the gap between my flywheel and engine crankcase is to big. anyone have any other ideas?
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It sounds like you have the wrong collet for the flywheel. You should have plenty of freeplay and have to use shims to set the endgap.
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What do you do when the clutch is fully assemble with the clutch bell and bearings and you have no end play? (ie the clutch bell will not spin freely). The only thing I seen that fixed this problem is I installed a small shim between the thrust bearing retainer and the end of the crank shaft. It seems that the problem is that my flywheel cone does not sit deep enough into the flywheel which causes my entire clutch assembly to mount further down the shaft than usual. I believe the gap between my flywheel and engine crankcase is to big. anyone have any other ideas?
Are you having this problem with an engine you haven't run yet - or did this problem develop over time?
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You need a caliper.

0.6 - 0.8 mm for my taste

0.8 - 1.0 mm for brutal acceleration.
I think most people run 1.0 - 1.2 mm (with silver hard spring) for MRX
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It's been this way since day one. The engine in questioned is a nova mega sx-12. I believe I have incorrect collet for my flywheel. But if I'm not mistaken My Mtx-3 prospec kit did not come with a collet.
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Go to cefx.net and you will find clutch setup tips.
This was a great read.
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This was a great read.
Lil bump are there washers between the front bearing and the Collete? Could you measure the length of the Collete your using from the end that touches the front bearing to the "tip" of the Collete?
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