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Hey guys, I have an aftermarket clutch that will be getting installed soon. I'm planning on changing the gear box oil but is there anything that should be looked at or changed while the box is out? I want the sprigot(spelling?) bearing changed as mine makes a tiny sound when the clutch pedal is out(disappears when pushed in) but what else can be done? I would rather do everything now rather than change it later and take the box out again. Thanks in advance!

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Beause getting in there is a prick of a job, Every time I have the box off I change: Throwout bearing, Spigot bearing, New or machine flywheel, new flywheel & pressure plate bolts and rear main seal. You could say I'm abit OCD, but goddamn I hate taking gearboxes off. Heavy bastards they are.

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  • OEM Needle Bearing Spigot Bush
  • Clutch kit that includes the throwout bearing
  • Nismo slave cylinder if you find the clutch pedal overly heavy
  • Remove the clutch damper lines and bend the hardline to the flexible hose
  • Get your flywheel machined
  • New flywheel bolts if removing the flywheel
  • New clutch cover bolts
  • Redline gearbox oil
  • New gearbox tailshaft seal
  • GKTech gearstick spring kit if yours is worn
  • New box-to-gearstick boot if yours has failed
  • New plastic gearstick bush
  • Nismo gearbox mount is great, but entirely optional

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  • OEM Needle Bearing Spigot Bush
  • Clutch kit that includes the throwout bearing
  • Nismo slave cylinder if you find the clutch pedal overly heavy
  • Remove the clutch damper lines and bend the hardline to the flexible hose
  • Get your flywheel machined
  • New flywheel bolts if removing the flywheel
  • New clutch cover bolts
  • Redline gearbox oil
  • New gearbox tailshaft seal
  • GKTech gearstick spring kit if yours is worn
  • New box-to-gearstick boot if yours has failed
  • New plastic gearstick bush
  • Nismo gearbox mount is great, but entirely optional

 

Holy smokes! LOL! The clutch is a Nismo Coppermix kit which includes a lightened flywheel. Not sure if it comes with a throwout bearing. Does that knock out some off the list?

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Dont do it man, i recently did mine for the first time just pay someone to do it for the love of god Im telling you now

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Dont do it man, i recently did mine for the first time just pay someone to do it for the love of god Im telling you now

 

Hehehehe oh I don't plan to do it myself... I can do a major service to my car, but not much more than that hehehe.

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Dont do it man, i recently did mine for the first time just pay someone to do it for the love of god Im telling you now

 

Hehehehe oh I don't plan to do it myself... I can do a major service to my car, but not much more than that hehehe.

 

Ok thank god lol, Im never doing a clutch in my life...

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Dont do it man, i recently did mine for the first time just pay someone to do it for the love of god Im telling you now

 

Hehehehe oh I don't plan to do it myself... I can do a major service to my car, but not much more than that hehehe.

 

Ok thank god lol, Im never doing a clutch in my life...

Really that bad ??

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If you have the tools and equipment it's a 3 hour job for 1 person.

You could save yourself 250 to 400 bucks and do it yourself, and learn about your car.

Make sure you have a spare car handy as you'll need it to pick up stuff though.

 

Another thing you may need to buy is a double hex 14mm socket if all you have is a single hex socket set, for the double hex flywheel bolts if you have them on the car.

You'll probably need a large socket for the harmonic balancer so you can brace a breaker bar against the floor, I think it was a 26mm? For removing the flywheel bolts.

 

A torque wrench is recommended also, but not 100% Necessary.

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  • OEM Needle Bearing Spigot Bush
  • Clutch kit that includes the throwout bearing
  • Nismo slave cylinder if you find the clutch pedal overly heavy
  • Remove the clutch damper lines and bend the hardline to the flexible hose
  • Get your flywheel machined
  • New flywheel bolts if removing the flywheel
  • New clutch cover bolts
  • Redline gearbox oil
  • New gearbox tailshaft seal
  • GKTech gearstick spring kit if yours is worn
  • New box-to-gearstick boot if yours has failed
  • New plastic gearstick bush
  • Nismo gearbox mount is great, but entirely optional

 

Some really good info here.

 

-I've got an ORC Twin plate clutch kit(with flywheel etc), doesn't seem to have a spigot bearing(unless it is already attached to it?) Do I get a standard Nissan one?

-The ORC kit comes with a throwout bearing and sleeve

-I will order a Nismo Slave cylinder.

-The clutch kit comes with a lightened flywheel

-The ORC kit comes assembly so the flywheel is already bolted

-Ditto with the clutch cover

-Redline oil, will purchase

-Just an OEM Nissan gearbox tailshaft seal will do?

-Vehicle is an S15 6 speed, no gearstick spring available

-Couldn't find any info on box-to-gearstick boot for S15?

-Will order Nissan OEM Gear Shifter Bush

-Will order Nismo gearbox mounts

 

 

Thanks HEAPS for the info :)

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Dont do it man, i recently did mine for the first time just pay someone to do it for the love of god Im telling you now

 

Hehehehe oh I don't plan to do it myself... I can do a major service to my car, but not much more than that hehehe.

 

Ok thank god lol, Im never doing a clutch in my life...

Really that bad ??

 

If you know what your doing and everything goes smoothly then maybe itll be easy.

 

For me I encounter ALOT of tight bolts, gearbox oil spilling everywhere, gearbox itself not coming off then decided it would suddenly and almost crushing my head lol.

 

But Im glad I did it, its experience. I did it with a couple of friends, you can do it yourself but at least get someone help you take the box off and put it on.

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Dont do it man, i recently did mine for the first time just pay someone to do it for the love of god Im telling you now

 

 

 

lol to true just pay someone

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If you have the tools and equipment it's a 3 hour job for 1 person.

You could save yourself 250 to 400 bucks and do it yourself, and learn about your car.

Make sure you have a spare car handy as you'll need it to pick up stuff though.

 

Another thing you may need to buy is a double hex 14mm socket if all you have is a single hex socket set, for the double hex flywheel bolts if you have them on the car.

You'll probably need a large socket for the harmonic balancer so you can brace a breaker bar against the floor, I think it was a 26mm? For removing the flywheel bolts.

 

A torque wrench is recommended also, but not 100% Necessary.

 

This. Do it yourself you bunch of women

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Some really good info here.

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Thanks HEAPS for the info smile.png

 

No problem.

 

I've got an ORC Twin plate clutch kit(with flywheel etc), doesn't seem to have a spigot bearing(unless it is already attached to it?) Do I get a standard Nissan one?

The spigot bush/bearing is in the flywheel for the S15 dual-mass setup. Perhaps it's not a removable part (can't see why not, but I've never personally dealt with the dual-mass flywheel), or simply not a recommended 'servicable' item by Nissan, hence no listing. If you're changing to an ORC clutch it may already have one, but I haven't dealt with those either so no input there.

I will order a Nismo Slave cylinder.

If it's a twin-plate, you may want to hang back on getting the Nismo slave; you may find the pedal pressure is light enough already. You'll probably want a reinforced pivot though:

http://www.taarks.co...tchpivot-sr.htm

http://www.gktech.co...pivot-ball.html

The ORC kit comes assembly so the flywheel is already bolted

You still have to bolt the flywheel to the crank though: http://www.taarks.co...ybolt-s15sr.htm

Vehicle is an S15 6 speed, no gearstick spring available

Yeah, checked the FSM and you're quite right. I was mistaken on that one.

Couldn't find any info on box-to-gearstick boot for S15?

I was referring to the outer cover, although you would replace the inner boots were you to find they had sustained damage.

S15 Shift Boot.jpg

Will order Nismo gearbox mounts

http://www.taarks.co...boxmount-sr.htm

Just an OEM Nissan gearbox tailshaft seal will do?

http://www.taarks.co...boxseal-s15.htm

Will order Nissan OEM Gear Shifter Bush

http://www.taarks.co...iftbush-s15.htm

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You are a legend!!!

 

Just ordered the tailshaft seal, gear shifter bush and 8 flywheel bolts. Will get the gearbox mount, reinforced pivot and slave cylinder(maybe) through Streeter :)

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