Clutch problems HJ60

Submitted: Wednesday, May 27, 2015 at 22:04
ThreadID: 119010 Views:2037 Replies:2 FollowUps:7
This Thread has been Archived
Hi all, I have a 1983 HJ60 (2h engine with the 5 speed manual). Over the weekend whilst towing my 1 tonne boat I noticed the revs rise as I was accelerating up a hill and the car was slowing down (in fourth gear). Clutch slip I assume....
I had a similar problem happen on the way home from work while I wasn't towing..
I am now looking at clutch kits, and have seen them on eBay at about $260 delivered for an Excedy kit. They have also got Excedy heavy duty clutches, and Excedy Safari Tuff clutches for about $380 - over $400....
Would the standard Excedy be fine in a car with no mods, that tows rarely, and us used as a daily driver - I really don't want a horribly heavy clutch, but I don't want slip either!
What else should I do while I am there? Rear main engine seal, gearbox input shaft, oil pan gasket, clutch slave cylinder are all suggestions I have had so far...
Are there other clutch brands people would recommend, or is Excedy good????
Thanks heaps
Drew
Back Expand Un-Read 0 Moderator

Reply By: B1B2 - Thursday, May 28, 2015 at 08:19

Thursday, May 28, 2015 at 08:19
Drew,
I had my 1Hzz clutch changed with the standard Exedy Clutch, it cost $340 from Superstop. The specialist differential, gearbox mechanic reckoned the std Exedy would have a better surface area grip than the original, and a heavy duty was not required. I had smoked up the original clutch a couple of times while towing and in heavy sand. It never slipped after that, but it was changed because the throwout bearing was squealing after 18yrs. (seized). They did the transfer case seals and machined the flywheel.
I have done a fair bit of heavy towing since, it works well and is not heavy.

Cheers,

Bill
AnswerID: 554324

Follow Up By: Drew - Karratha - Thursday, May 28, 2015 at 08:32

Thursday, May 28, 2015 at 08:32
Thanks Bill - that is what I am wanting to hear re the Exedy clutch.... Interestingly there was no smoke evident, or smell, when it did slip - hopefully it was the clutch, but I can't think of anything else that it could be!
0
FollowupID: 840368

Follow Up By: TomH - Thursday, May 28, 2015 at 08:44

Thursday, May 28, 2015 at 08:44
Probably rule out wheel spin ROFL
1
FollowupID: 840369

Follow Up By: Drew - Karratha - Thursday, May 28, 2015 at 08:50

Thursday, May 28, 2015 at 08:50
With 77kw when it was new and most of them gone now, that doesn't even happen on the sand.....
0
FollowupID: 840370

Follow Up By: MARIC - Thursday, May 28, 2015 at 10:03

Thursday, May 28, 2015 at 10:03
The Exedy std clutch will be fine the heavy duty will be tough changing gears all the time
It is only when you see mosquito land on your testicles that you find another way to solve problems without violence

Member
My Profile  My Position  Send Message

0
FollowupID: 840380

Follow Up By: pop2jocem - Thursday, May 28, 2015 at 12:04

Thursday, May 28, 2015 at 12:04
I've got the Exedy heavy duty in mine behind a 1HD-FT engine driving into a H150F gearbox. I tow a van of around 2800 kg. I don't do a lot of hard 4WDing these days but it gets a pretty good workout on the beach at times. No problems so far. Gear changes all good.
I wouldn't go for the ceramic disc extra heavy duty (Safari???) version unless you are thinking hill climbing gymkhana type use. Even the guy who sold it to me said they are a bit savage for every day use.

Cheers
Pop
0
FollowupID: 840387

Reply By: member - mazcan - Saturday, May 30, 2015 at 07:49

Saturday, May 30, 2015 at 07:49
hi drew
i have an excedy std in my bravo and its good quality you will need to have the flywheel surface machined to give it a fresh start
cheers
AnswerID: 554418

Follow Up By: member - mazcan - Saturday, May 30, 2015 at 07:55

Saturday, May 30, 2015 at 07:55
forgot to mention the excedy handles my turbo'edmazda bravo's 97 kw's so your toyota's 77 kw's will be easy on it
0
FollowupID: 840489

Follow Up By: Drew - Karratha - Saturday, May 30, 2015 at 09:55

Saturday, May 30, 2015 at 09:55
Thanks for that - will order the std on Tuesday, then start getting ready for a mongrel of a job......
0
FollowupID: 840494

Sponsored Links

Popular Products (13)