I have been having horrible luck with my wrx recently.
About a month ago, I was beginning to experience clutch slip with my car, which had about 58000 miles at the time. (I bought the car at 42k miles nearly a year ago)
I ordered the OEM Exedy clutch kit from gripforce and purchased a lighter Exedy flywheel as well (the 13 or 14 pound one). Had my mechanic install them and within 100 miles after the install a bearing on the output shaft seized up rendering my car immobile. The mechanic replaced the bearing and a new clutch DISC free of labor charges. (the pressure plate and flywheel were reused, not replaced)
It's now been about 600 miles since then and I'm already experiencing clutch slip... this time, possibly due to pressure plate failure? I'm not sure what else it could be, but I do know that after the messed up bearing, he (mechanic) reused the pressure plate and flywheel while replacing the clutch disc.
Can anyone think of other possible problems that might be causing this that I should check?
Within that time span, I didn't launch the car at all and rarely got into boost above 5 psi. Could the clutch master cylinder and hydraulic stuff be an issue? (I don't believe so, but am unsure) There appears to be the proper amount of fluid in the reservoir for it.
Have other people here had experience with the $200 OEM clutch kits from gripforce?
I was under the impression that they were, in fact, the same as the stock clutch kit, but for some reason a fair bit cheaper than buying through subaru?
The $193 one at the top of this page: http://www.gripforce.com/clutch.asp
Description here: http://www.gripforce.com/detailDescr...,%20500,%20500
I'm planning on just replacing the WHOLE clutch kit AGAIN, although it angers me to do so this many times within the span of a little more than a month. That is unless anyone knows why I should NOT do this.
Please give me suggestions and advice, or even just say that you think I might be right about the pressure plate. If I could afford swapping in a PPG gearset and upgrading to a racing clutch, I would so do it... but unfortunately I can't right now, so I want this clutch to last me at least a year or two (15k - 30k miles). Is this unreasonable?
Thanks for any help, comments, suggestions, or even just reading all of this.