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Old 02-27-2002, 08:10 PM   #1
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my first centax clutch,ok i am putting the centax clutch on my engene and i just noticed this option part being a centax spring tool thing ! what the. does this mean i need to buy this tool to be able to finish putting my clutch on? help!
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Old 02-27-2002, 10:10 PM   #2
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The Spring Tool is just that, optional. You don't need it but it does make your life easier.
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CK...I second Manbik....that tool does make life easier...
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Old 02-28-2002, 09:44 AM   #4
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so if i didn't have this tool yet is there any way i can tighen the nut with out it or should i wait until i get one, and how tight should it be?
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Old 02-28-2002, 10:31 AM   #5
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so if i didn't have this tool yet is there any way i can tighen the nut with out it or should i wait until i get one, and how tight should it be?
I really dont think you need it! if you have extra cash then invest in a Mugen Pinion Gear Removal Tool! This is a must have item for your engine tunning because gearing affect alot on tuning engines
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Old 02-28-2002, 11:50 AM   #6
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CK ....don't get me wrong you can still put the centax clutch together without the tool... Go ahead and put it together...i used regular pliers to put my MRX3 Clutch together it worked fine. If you don't find yourself having to adjust it alot you should be fine without it...

Ah10 is right the pinion gear removal tool it a must if you don't want to strip those gears when removing it...or just get several clutch bells if youre lazy like me....

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Old 02-28-2002, 12:51 PM   #7
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ok how tight should the nut be?
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follow the specs on your instruction manual and start from there...it should tell you the initial spacing....
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ok how tight should the nut be?

There isnt an answer for your question because depends on how you want to set up your clutch!

If you want your centex engage engage later(means having the engine rev up more then engage) then you will need to turn the nut in more. If you want it to engage eariler(means the engine dont have to rev up so high to engage) then you dont have to turn the nut in as far.

You need to try it with different setting as well as watching your engine temp and gearing to make it work! but gernerally you want to hear the engine to rev up a bit before it engages.

I am using RB X12T and I turn the nut 4 turns in, it might be a guideline for your setting! but dont hold me on this because different engine, gearing and engine has different clutch setting!
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ok. i will try that cause i have a RB X12T 5port , this will give me a starting point. thanks, chris
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It also depends whether you have the silver or black spring. The black spring is softer than the silver so you need to turn the nut in more.

Another factor is the amount of "float" you have on the bellhousing ie. the distance the friction shoes have to travel before your clutch locks. Its very much a suck it and see process!!! try all settings til you come up with something you like...then take measurements!! you won't ruin anything!!
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Another factor is the amount of "float" you have on the bellhousing ie. the distance the friction shoes have to travel before your clutch locks. Its very much a suck it and see process!!! try all settings til you come up with something you like...then take measurements!! you won't ruin anything!!
That's a good point!
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Wow 4 turns seems like alot? I have The MTX and I have the black spring. The nut hangs on by one thread!! and that give the engine a nice rev b4 it engages.
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Does anyone know it the Mugen Centax will fit on the GT-4. If not is there one out there that does.
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Old 03-12-2002, 03:16 PM   #15
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I dont think it will fit but what engine you planning to put it on?

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