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Hi Guys,

I am looking for some advice on clutch options, my car has some judder only when on an incline, but on the level it is a treat, as mentioned on here before about the pick up pipe dropping of into the sump pan due to vibration and that is the last thing anyone wants to happen to any motor! so thinking ahead what are the options? I see on some of the specialist web sites they do a recon clutch £650, then there is a upgrade heavy duty option for about £1100.

Has anyone any experience of these options?  Also has anyone fitted the new style clutch cylinder as the original is not available did this improve the clutch?

Thanks for all for the advice / Info is appreciated...

 

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Who is providing an upgraded V8 clutch?  Are there details on their website - perhaps post up the link.   

My only experiences on upgrade options for the AP clutch were from AP directly, who no longer have the parts available to make those.

1996 Esprit V8, 1998 Esprit V8 GT, 1999 Esprit S350 #002 (Esprit GT1 replica project), 1996 Esprit V8 GT1 (chassis 114-001), 1992 Lotus Omega (927E), 1999 Esprit V8SE, 1999 Esprit S350 #032, 1995 Esprit S4s, 1999 Esprit V8 GT (ex-5th Gear project), 1999 Esprit V8SE ('02 rear)

1999 S350 #002 Esprit GT1 replica

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Hi Mike,

SJ have several clutches on there website.

Uprated clutch link below

https://www.sjsportscars.com/parts-and-accessories/SJ082Q0019.htm

I also e mailed AP in Coventry to see what range they did for the Esprit V8. 

With what I experiencing judder / vibration on incline setting of, would this make you think the clutch is on its way?

Thanks for the advice 

 

 

 

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I've not seen that clutch before, so will inquire of SJ for the clamp force and spec.

If you clutch is juddering under load, then it would imply it is close to the end.

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1996 Esprit V8, 1998 Esprit V8 GT, 1999 Esprit S350 #002 (Esprit GT1 replica project), 1996 Esprit V8 GT1 (chassis 114-001), 1992 Lotus Omega (927E), 1999 Esprit V8SE, 1999 Esprit S350 #032, 1995 Esprit S4s, 1999 Esprit V8 GT (ex-5th Gear project), 1999 Esprit V8SE ('02 rear)

1999 S350 #002 Esprit GT1 replica

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Hi Tim,

Seems that there are no specific increased clamp or release load figures for the upgraded Helix option.  Just a statement of it being `30% stronger`

If you are running standard power, then I would be leaning towards sticking with AP.

Mike S

1996 Esprit V8, 1998 Esprit V8 GT, 1999 Esprit S350 #002 (Esprit GT1 replica project), 1996 Esprit V8 GT1 (chassis 114-001), 1992 Lotus Omega (927E), 1999 Esprit V8SE, 1999 Esprit S350 #032, 1995 Esprit S4s, 1999 Esprit V8 GT (ex-5th Gear project), 1999 Esprit V8SE ('02 rear)

1999 S350 #002 Esprit GT1 replica

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Hi Mike,

Thanks for the response I appreciate it, I think I will be going with the AP as I am running std engine. I did e mail AP about the clutch options they do for the esprit but did not get a reply.

Kind regards

Tim

 

 

 

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SJ came through with some more details on the Helix upgraded clutch.

There are two upgrade options:

Torque capacity                          Cost (GBP)

524Nm / 385 lb ft                        1210.64

625Nm / 460 lb ft                        1290.45

I believe that SJ stock only the lower of the two.

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1996 Esprit V8, 1998 Esprit V8 GT, 1999 Esprit S350 #002 (Esprit GT1 replica project), 1996 Esprit V8 GT1 (chassis 114-001), 1992 Lotus Omega (927E), 1999 Esprit V8SE, 1999 Esprit S350 #032, 1995 Esprit S4s, 1999 Esprit V8 GT (ex-5th Gear project), 1999 Esprit V8SE ('02 rear)

1999 S350 #002 Esprit GT1 replica

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Hi Richard,

I have not fitted the standard clutch option yet, I am going to change the slave cylinder first, I am sure you cannot get the original one and one part of my query was has anyone fitted the style that SJ supply? I wonder if part of the problem could be the slave cylinder? 

 

Thanks 

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