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Originally Posted by Ronnie's.930 View Post
Spraying degreaser on the clutch assembly won't do any good, as any oil that "might" be on it will have impregnated the friction material, which you can not see without removing the pressure plate, and any degreaser that you spray on it through the bell housing inspection hole will do absolutely nothing. Also, if there is enough oil there to make the clutch slip, you will see it running out of the bell housing and so forth.

The clutches were never made out of rubber, but many years, including in the 1980s, had clutch discs with a rubber center section, or carrier, which is know to disintegrate over time. They were a horrible idea meant to lesson noise and vibration and most people have replaced them with a conventional spring centered clutch by now. Your beltgrip spray isn't going to help you out here.

And I hate to be a killjoy, but if you continue to drive the car with clutch slippage, then the lightened flywheel you mentioned will be a "goner" in short order.
Why dont they make them out of Ceramic or carbon fibre or silicon Carbide ???
Would save a lot of trouble
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