Q4 flywheel resurfacing & pressure plate sourcing

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krrobrock
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Q4 flywheel resurfacing & pressure plate sourcing

Post by krrobrock » Thu Jan 07, 2021 6:49 pm

Hi all, I have the drivetrain back out of the Q4. I have not driven the much since replacing the disk and throw out bearing, but left the original pressure plate in place, and did not re-surface the flywheel. I wanted to spend the extra effort this time.

Has anyone resurfaced a Q4 flywheel before and can provide input into the process? It is stepped. Should I machine both the surface and the outer step down the same amount? The disk contact surface is only maybe 0.25mm above the unmachined surface, and I probably need to remove about that much material to get rid of the surface abnormalities. The machine shop suggested machining the plate down between the disk surface and the outer step to match the original profile. Any thoughts here?

Secondly- the pressure plate. I am unable to find these anywhere, even as a complete kit. Can anyone provide some pointers? My pressure plate surface has micro cracking, so I would prefer to replace it if at all possible.
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The clutch engagement was fine before I removed the engine, so I could probably do nothing and be ok. I don't really feel like taking this engine out again though!

Thanks,

Karl

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Re: Q4 flywheel resurfacing & pressure plate sourcing

Post by finalfa » Thu Jan 07, 2021 8:17 pm

I resurfaced a couple of Q4 flywheels last summer, and I machined both surfaces equally. It is the logical thing to do.
Unfortunately I can't give any input on where to find a new pressure plate. I have a bunch of used ones laying around, some in great condition. If I remember correctly, one is driven around 500 km. If you are having a difficult time finding a new one, send me a pm.
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Re: Q4 flywheel resurfacing & pressure plate sourcing

Post by Alfan » Sun Jan 10, 2021 3:07 pm

Thanks for the info, good to know :)
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Re: Q4 flywheel resurfacing & pressure plate sourcing

Post by krrobrock » Tue Mar 02, 2021 12:40 pm

All, I was able to have the flywheel resurfaced and the clutch pressure plate rebuilt at Kentucky Clutch. I would imagine other reputable clutch shops could do this as well.
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Re: Q4 flywheel resurfacing & pressure plate sourcing

Post by Alfan » Tue Mar 02, 2021 1:48 pm

Thanks for updating us on your progress - looks good 👍
1994 Alfa Romeo 164 Q4 Proteo Rosso
1989 Lancia Thema 8.32 Verde Indy
2001 Alfa Romeo Spider 3.0 24V Blue Lightning
2011 Alfa Romeo Giulietta Multiair TCT Bianco Pastello
2015 Alfa Romeo 4C Rosso Competizione
1980 Alfa Romeo Alfetta Blindata Bianco

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