Clutch Plate Marks

Discussion in 'Transmission' started by DresserDan, Sep 23, 2010.

  1. DresserDan

    DresserDan Member

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    I see a lot of marks on the fiber plates dots etc.Also see that there is black on one end. Is there a certain way that the fiber plates go in? 2000 ST
     
  2. TQuentin1

    TQuentin1 Well-Known Member Staff Member Moderator

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    Don't know what you are talking about. Got any pix or more detail.

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  3. Jack Klarich

    Jack Klarich Expert Member

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    What kind of clutch kit is this?
     
  4. DresserDan

    DresserDan Member

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    This is a stock HD clutch. Has anyone every replaced their clutch?Look at the plates.
     
  5. Jack Klarich

    Jack Klarich Expert Member

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    Not a newer clutch yet, but alot of older Dry clutches had a mixture of dark colors on the friction plates I think it was an attempt at getting away from asbestos JMO:D
     
  6. DresserDan

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    I have'nt found anyone that can tell me,so I will just put them in any way I can.Just seems strange that they would go to all that trouble to make marks for no reason.
     
  7. Breeze3at

    Breeze3at Well-Known Member

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    Dan; Your original post stirred something in my mind about dots on the clutch friction plates. I have looked in my shovel, evo and twin cam manuals to no avail., and internet search didn't turn anything up. The only things I know to watch out for are. If the pressure plate has a mark/arrow on it, it needs to align to the one on the basket. The narrow friction disc. goes in first.
    I know I used to know why the dots were on the ears of the discs.
     
  8. DresserDan

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    That sounds like you may be on to something.I also noticed the markings on the clutch hub also.I have looked and asked about this and you are the first one to come up with anything.I will give that a closer look when I put it back this weekend.
     
  9. Jack Klarich

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    Breeze has me thinking here, I would put the dots out facing the pressure plate JMO, markings on cage clutches put the clutch disc facing out from the flywheel and facing the pressure plate, hope this helps, Jack