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Old 01-13-2020, 09:03 AM   #21505
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Stock valve springs failed outside recall and I got GSC 5756 valve springs installed with a fresh set of spark plugs this week. It was expensive since my warranty was void. But I had the option of upgrading the springs since I was paying for the service. It drives okay so far.
Your 2014 is not on the valve spring recall list. It has/had the improved valve springs.
Just curious why you went with the GSC 5756 valve springs and not OEM. Are they better than OEM?
Did a dealer do the install or someone else?
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Took the girl mudding this weekend for the first time, trip up to Western PA. I swear, I'm learning more and more things about this car as time goes on. Still hella responsive in mud, I think the VikingContacts are doing what I wanted them to do. Definitely needs a bath before I throw my OLM VLs on her, though. lol
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Old 01-13-2020, 11:39 AM   #21507
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I continue to ponder my throwout bearing. On cold mornings it squeals until I touch the clutch, then the sound goes away. The colder it is, the more pumps of the clutch it takes it make it shut up. I'm told it may be a lubrication issue, and as the bearing warms up it properly lubricates and that is why I only hear it during the winter. I may have had the issue last winter, but it was never this loud.

Based on other opinions it sounds like a somewhat common and not entirely dire situation. Some people say it could go in 100 miles, while others suggest that it will last forever so long as you are okay with noisy startups. As far as I can tell the clutch is in overall great shape.

I called a local shop and they said around $1200 for parts, labor, and resurfacing the flywheel.

I'm down to driving around 4K miles a year with very little clutch usage, so I'm wondering if I can keep it alive until Gen 2 hits the market.

Oh, also the Firestone Firehawk 500 tires are really, really good. I think better than the MPSS at about half the cost, especially in the cold. A little soft on initial turn-in, but still great. Got them about a month ago. No regrets.
Had the same issue. Thought I too could make it to the next gen but alas it really got bad and ended replacing the entire clutch. Soooo much better now.
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Had the same issue. Thought I too could make it to the next gen but alas it really got bad and ended replacing the entire clutch. Soooo much better now.
Yea, I'm scheduled to go in next Monday to get the entire clutch assembly replaced. After reading up on it more, while I'm certain I could probably go another 6-12 months without issues, it wouldn't be worth sacrificing my flywheel and transmission if the bearing decides to grenade.

I'm still working out OEM vs generic Exedy parts with the shop. The supplier isn't getting back to them. With the generic parts, it should be about $1050 total for parts and labor and resurfacing the flywheel. Right now they are saying $1250.

Not as bad as I expected. Some people were saying $1600-2000.
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Yea, I'm scheduled to go in next Monday to get the entire clutch assembly replaced. After reading up on it more, while I'm certain I could probably go another 6-12 months without issues, it wouldn't be worth sacrificing my flywheel and transmission if the bearing decides to grenade.

I'm still working out OEM vs generic Exedy parts with the shop. The supplier isn't getting back to them. With the generic parts, it should be about $1050 total for parts and labor and resurfacing the flywheel. Right now they are saying $1250.

Not as bad as I expected. Some people were saying $1600-2000.
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Old 01-13-2020, 10:18 PM   #21510
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That's really, really creative. No lift. No problem.
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Old 01-14-2020, 04:19 AM   #21511
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Your 2014 is not on the valve spring recall list. It has/had the improved valve springs.
Just curious why you went with the GSC 5756 valve springs and not OEM. Are they better than OEM?
Did a dealer do the install or someone else?
Yes, my car wasn't in the recall but the springs failed anyway. I am not sure if it was related to FI or just a defective part. Dealer did the work and asked if I wanted to go with an aftermarket spring set with better specs since I am paying for it anyway. Since my engine is boosted, I went with GSC 5756.
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Old 01-14-2020, 11:19 AM   #21512
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That's really, really creative. No lift. No problem.
A long time family friend built something similar back in the 40's. He built a garage with an apartment above were he and his wife lived while they constructed their forever home. He was a design engineer and used coated steel I beams for the main house structure. (You can see them in the house to the right in the photo.) His garage was in the side of a small hill. He poured a concrete ramp that ran from the garage back door up to the top of hill. He laid a tower of bricks at the back of the garage offset from the back door that came level with the ground. He place an I beam on it's side on that tower that ran parallel with the sides. The I beam acted as one side of the makeshift hoist. being offset you could drive a small car up one side or a larger car up the other.
I can't find a photo of it but thanks to Google Earth I have a snip showing the garage from the front. (Part of the main house is visible too.)
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Old 01-14-2020, 01:07 PM   #21513
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Fixed a pesky little exhaust leak today with some RTV sealant and a new gasket.
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Fixed a pesky little exhaust leak today with some RTV sealant and a new gasket.
If that doesn't hold i recommend remflex gaskets. They are some THICC gaskets.
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If that doesn't hold i recommend remflex gaskets. They are some THICC gaskets.
Praying it doesnít come back but if it does Iím gonna end up going with remflex for sure. Stupid rusted flange.
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Installed the OLM blue polarized heated wide side mirrors, not really sure if I actually had the wiring on my 2019 86, and made a discovery that I do indeed have heated mirrors. Fancy that! No pics, but I highly recommend the mirrors, probably the best functional add-on I did since the 4th brake light. I always have trouble with my blind spots (being 6'3" and being picky about my seating position makes fiddling with them a chore), so these will definitely help!
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Took this picture today in preparation for making an add. But then changed my mind.... For now...

I also drove it to work as it was 57 degrees outside! Way better than the freezing temps and black ice we had last week!

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