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Ordering the Right Clutch - Check my Thinking?
« on: April 02, 2014, 11:28:01 AM »
Gosh I've been an attention-seeking problem child recently...

Today's dilemma is ordering a new clutch for the SE5. As usual, you match up the parts with the year and model and double check the reg number on the phone with the gentleman, and then get the usual "there's 2 options for your car" thing.

Now, I happen to know that the earlier C20NE-equipped Calibras came with the f16 gearbox, and later ones came with the f18. I'm SURE mine is the f18 so if there's two options for a clutch I should choose whichever refers to the LATER type of setup.

This seem right?

Thanks for any help as usual and I'll be grateful too. :)
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Re: Ordering the Right Clutch - Check my Thinking?
« Reply #1 on: April 02, 2014, 12:30:37 PM »
I guess. Or, get both, send one back.
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Re: Ordering the Right Clutch - Check my Thinking?
« Reply #2 on: April 02, 2014, 13:22:01 PM »
Or...................... .

Go to http://www.eurocarparts.com

Find the part that says add your registration and then type in clutch in the search box.......

Then it gives you the clutch option for your motor :)

Hopefully straight forward and the right part....

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Re: Ordering the Right Clutch - Check my Thinking?
« Reply #3 on: April 02, 2014, 14:39:42 PM »
Thanks both - will look into those. :)
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Re: Ordering the Right Clutch - Check my Thinking?
« Reply #4 on: April 02, 2014, 14:55:50 PM »
I'd go to Autovaux for a good deal on a genuine Vauxhall unit (will be Sachs/LUK branded)

Clutch fitment isn't affected by F16/F18/F20 gearboxes they ALL have the same input shaft, only the F28 (Calibra Turbo) and possibly the f25 (v6) is bigger
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Re: Ordering the Right Clutch - Check my Thinking?
« Reply #5 on: April 02, 2014, 14:57:27 PM »
And please don't use Euro car parts. First hand experience and what I've read on the net confirms they are awful! They are Asian owned too i believe.
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Re: Ordering the Right Clutch - Check my Thinking?
« Reply #6 on: July 09, 2014, 14:21:19 PM »
OH - I got the right one in the end, cheers everybody. :)

I'd go to Autovaux for a good deal on a genuine Vauxhall unit (will be Sachs/LUK branded)

Clutch fitment isn't affected by F16/F18/F20 gearboxes they ALL have the same input shaft, only the F28 (Calibra Turbo) and possibly the f25 (v6) is bigger

Really? I thought the splines were different, then I checked... It appears not! All 24 teeth. Hmmmm.

Does this mean the stage 1 clutch from my F18 will fit (and work happily with) an F20 box even though it's of a slightly lesser diameter? I want to do this for reasons btw. :)
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