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Disappointment #146251 Apr 5, 8:24pm Apr 5, 8:24pm
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Camden, NJ
theretiredpimp OP
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Disappointment
Well I was souped all day because I was supposed to get my car back with the ACT clutch and Fidanza flywheel installed. I went to the tranny shop, paid and picked my car up around 4:30 this afternoon. I drove it and I definitely love it. It feels so much different and better than stock. BTW, I stalled out twice before I got the hang of it. Anyway, so I'm driving on the highway going back home when the dude at the tranny shop calls me and tells me that there was a puddle when I pulled off. I was leaking fluid. While I was talking to him, I noticed a funny smell so I took it back. He checked it out and said I was leaking. So I had to leave it there again and I'll pick it up tomorrow. Since they close at 5 p.m. he didn't have time to rectify the problem then and there because they were working on some other cars. But he said it was a small easy fix and I'd have it back tomorrow. I was leaking transmission fluid he said. Anyway, for the 15 mins or so of driving it, I must say I love the clutch and I thank you who recommeded it for doing so. Sorry to be so long. thumbsup


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Re: Disappointment [Re: theretiredpimp] #146252 Apr 5, 8:26pm Apr 5, 8:26pm
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thats ausome...but sucks frown


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Re: Disappointment [Re: theretiredpimp] #146253 Apr 5, 8:42pm Apr 5, 8:42pm
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St.George, UT
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dang, im waiting for this to turn into a vent post in a couple days...


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Re: Disappointment [Re: theretiredpimp] #146254 Apr 6, 12:09am Apr 6, 12:09am
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What was the total cost? Installation, clutch and F/W


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Re: Disappointment [Re: JBing] #146255 Apr 6, 7:53am Apr 6, 7:53am
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Camden, NJ
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Installation was $350.


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Re: Disappointment [Re: theretiredpimp] #146256 Apr 6, 9:09am Apr 6, 9:09am
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Wow, that can't be good. I'd get it in writing that someone forgot to plug the tranny up, in case something was damaged.


I wonder if they forgot to tighten the drain bolt (don't see how this could happen if you are using an impact wrench), or the transmission casing wasn't sealed completely.


I remember when I installed mine, it took me 20 minutes and two jacks and two by fours to get the damn thing lined up. spineyes


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Re: Disappointment [Re: slidr] #146257 Apr 6, 11:05am Apr 6, 11:05am
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Camden, NJ
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Got my car back today. I really like the way it feels. Shifting is so much better and I definitely like the clutch better than stock. No more leaks nor funny smells.


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Re: Disappointment [Re: theretiredpimp] #146258 Apr 6, 11:19am Apr 6, 11:19am
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Jacksonville, FL
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So almost $1100 for parts and installation? Gotta save.

Re: Disappointment [Re: LiGhTniNgGT-S] #146259 Apr 6, 11:58am Apr 6, 11:58am
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Originally Posted by LiGhTniNgGTS
So almost $1100 for parts and installation? Gotta save.


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Re: Disappointment [Re: Rocketman] #146260 Apr 6, 12:12pm Apr 6, 12:12pm
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Camden, NJ
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$1100? Lemme see...

ACT Street Clutch shipped from jscspeed :$ 322.19
Fidanza Flywheel shipped from motorsportsauthority:$ 351.18
Installation cost :$ 350.00
Total :$1023.37
Driving my car after parts were innstalled : Priceless grin

So yeah, $1100 wasn't a bad estimate. Start saving. Hopefully you're better at it than I am. thumbsup

Re: Disappointment [Re: theretiredpimp] #146261 Apr 6, 1:59pm Apr 6, 1:59pm
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Orange County, Ca
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That sucks you gotta take it back thumbsdown

Re: Disappointment [Re: CeLlYgT04] #146262 Apr 6, 2:39pm Apr 6, 2:39pm
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Camden, NJ
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Originally Posted by CeLlYgT04
That sucks you gotta take it back thumbsdown


Well I had to take it back yesterday but I got it back today and it's here to stay now. grin


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