> Will a clutch from a 1600 work on the 2000?
Clutch 101: What did Nissan do?
The throwout bearing, crankshaft bushing, and clutch disk itself
are the same for the 1600's and the 2000's.
The pressure plate - the heavy 'clamp' that sandwiches the
clutch disk - is different. The 2000 provides a higher clamping
force (and heavier pedal force to engage). Therefore, the clutch
pedal on a stock 1600 requires a 'lighter' force. easier on the
Since the 2000 puts out more oomph (technical term for torque
and horsepower), the higher clamping force helps prevent slipping
of the clutch under heavy load. A 2000 pressure plate can be used
on a 1600 - reasons to do so are a) engine mods such as stroking
or NOS and b) cheaper than a gym membership. Using a 1600
pressure plate on a 2L or modified 1600 may result in slipping
unless you keep your foot out of it.
The 510 crowd likes to use the 2L pressure plate :-)
Swapping clutch forks and throwout sleeves between trannys will
potentially get you in trouble. The sleeves (the part the TO
bearing presses onto) and the forks are different between 4 speed
and 5 speed boxes and using mismatched parts will result in clutch
engagement or disengagement problems.
John F Sandhoff firstname.lastname@example.org Sacramento, CA