New clutch plates for a Mk3

p400

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I need to refresh my primary drive on a Mk3.
gear shift seal leaking
gear shift bushing seems loose.
I need to inspect the primary.
clutch seems grabby and wont allow first without crunch.
primary case seems to be seeping.
primary drain plug seems to pee on exhaust.

So, if cost is no object for clutch plates, what/whose clutch plate set would be my best choice?
Andover
Barrnett
Bonneville shop
RGM
eBay
Baxter
CNW


or others

sintered plates or friction material?


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looks like a sintered set from Andover would be about $400
But what kind of primary oil would be prevalent using sintered metal,
Would this oil be kind to the starter sprag


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You need to inspect the whole primary. Many have had lifetime success with OEM scintered plates (they tend to rarely wear out). And the oil of
preference in a Mk3 would be the same as the engine oil (not ATF which doesn't work well with the auto chain tensioner)
The "crunch" may very well be a clutch hub which is notched, thus not allowing clutch plates to separate as designed.

If cost were no object, I would contact Matt at cNw and have a discussion with him. He would not advise you for his
personal profit, but rather best result for your situation. If cost were no object. There are cool things happening for
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Barnett. Soft alloy host plate, easy on the hub. Bonded fibre friction material
works great.
Cost is not a consideration. Barnett
 

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Barnet.

They are light weight, good for your long suffering mainshaft and gearbox.

They work brilliantly. No slip, no fuss.

Some get a small ‘chirping’ noise when pulling away (when running dry), some don’t.
 
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Either Surflex of Barnett.

My original sintered bronze always used to start slipping after a few hundred miles, but that was before I fitted a DynoDave clutch push rod seal.

I had no slipping issues with the Surflex but eventually after about 25,000 miles the teeth wore to a point.

I now have Barnett plates I, and although I'm happy with the way they work I think that the teeth that engage with the clutch centre may have started to wear after a relatively low mileage, but can't confirm yet as I found some alloy paste in the primary c.c. oil twice when renewing it. Time (and miles) will tell.
 
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I fitted a set of RGM bronze hi torque plates, They were 3.6mm thick sintered bronze driven plates that filled the basket perfectly and with one finger operation its a joy to use.

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