I decided to change the static spring shims on my clutch. As I was removing the lifter plate, alternately loosening the three bolts I'd put in to retain it while removing the large snap ring, I heard a pop. It was pretty obvious what let go once I removed the lifter plate and springs.
One of the spring towers on the pressure plate snapped off. Pretty crazy given that it was almost completely loose at the time with very little spring pressure on it.
On further inspection 3 of the other 4 are cracked too, after about 130 runs.
Just to clarify, it has nothing to do with over torquing or dropping, and it would seem the threads would strip before cracking the plate and a complete failure.
Recommend everyone inspect the back side every time the clutch is out, and probably have a spare or two on hand. Ordering a couple tomorrow. ?
Good catch and good advice, feeling a bit nervous with the number of passes (259) on my pressure plate, even though she has been in hiatus for a few years now, I feel compelled to pull it out now and replace for peace of mind.!
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