New Clutch Defect - Should I Install?

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  1. Rayden2009

    Rayden2009 Veteran Member Gold Member

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    I just got my new Mcleod clutch from Summit and there is a defect in the pressure plate. It was delivered Friday and it was supposed to be my weekend project. Should I install this? I have a feeling I should return it for a new one but I'm not sure. I went through the trouble of machining my flywheel so I cant imagine this blemish in the pressure plate is okay. I wont be able to get ahold of Mcleod or Summit until Monday so I thought I would see what the consensus on here is.
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  2. Twisted_Metal

    Twisted_Metal Administrator Staff Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    That chip shouldn't be there but I doubt it will be a problem to run it like that.
     
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    No way, it goes back. New is new that’s a defect and I wouldn’t accept it
     
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    COPO Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    Chinese error, send it back if your fussy like me. I bought my Luk kit from a AC Delco Dealer in town so if there were problems then I wouldn’t be dealing with shipping and waiting for days.

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    Typical with Chinese casting. Probably a worse defect that can't be seen due to the cast/mold shift. And a re-machined flywheel can be some out of balance depending on how much balancing was done originally and how much was cut.
     
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    Thanks. Ill send it back. What a drag. I thought Mcleod was a US company? Maybe they just assemble in the US.
     
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    Send it back garbage not worth it if the breaks then you have nothing. And run a steel bellbousing to save your feet
     
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    I am of the philosophy "if it looks bad....must be bad"
    "If it looks GOOD ...it MIGHT WORK"
     
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    Really looks to me like it got dropped and hit hard while it was still in the box. Get another for sure.
     
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    You wont believe this. Just got my replacement clutch in And it has the exact same defect in the exact same spot. Im just going to install it and cross my fingers. Im pretty disappointed.
     

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