Aaron and others,
I had a shop (whom I no longer patronize) install my Gunst bearing kit a
They did it for free since it was the 3rd time i had brought the car back
for Sticky Clutch symptoms (originally using BPNW's Sachs/TLC bearing
They kept in the Sachs P/P and disc as they were supposedly fine to keep
The idiots "had a problem installing the preload spring" and mangled the
metal strap in the process.
Looked like they tried drilling the hole with a pair of pliers and an egg
So I have been running the setup without the preload ever since. It worked
fine, until just recently when the bearing started making the Whimper when
the clutch pedal is depressed. I'll look at my records and try to figure
out how many miles it's been in there, i'm thinking probably a few
So, it doesn't matter what brand P/P is in there, it'll squeal eventually
without the preload strap.
I would be curious to know if there is anyone who has Gunst installed
correctly with preload strap that has experienced any clutch squeal, as
well as those who DON'T have the preload strap and are NOT experiencing
squeal? Noting the mileage of the clutch would be key here as well.
>Everyone who has responded has had no problems with their set-ups with
>the exception of the responses listed below. I have also listed a few
>responses that I thought might be interesting to people.
>"I'm using B&B pressure plate/w cranked fingers & B&B
>driven disk & the Gunst bearing. I did NOT do the
>preload spring. It DOES SQUEAL.
>FWIW, (Said this before) I firmly believe that the
>B&B/w cranked fingers causes the squeal. Don't know
>why? Greg Donegan had the EXACT situation as me. He
>got tired of listening to it & went with the Sachs PP,
>B&B driven disk & Gunst Bearing. No squeal. I had an
>OLD B&B heavy duty PP/wo the cranked fingers in the
>car & it did NOT squeal. I might be going back to it,
>but I'm just tired of pulling the gearbox....done it
>like 3x in the past 2 years. Love to see what people
>are using...I'd also be interested if their clutchs