2008 Pontiac Solstice GXP - Mysterious (with unkown origin blue sparkle in rear bumper cover paint)
Thanks for that Phil!- Steelmesh had a 2.4. Different clutch.
- Surprised you had trouble with the top bolts. Did you remove the wiper cowl and go in that way? Or maybe you tried the tunnel snake method and that's why the shifter bracket was in the way?
-Yes, this flywheel should rotate a bit. That's the dual mass part of it doing its dual mass thing.
- You're catching on to why I just drop the diff. It's more about going back in than coming out.
- The clutch is certainly worn, but not dead. The flywheel and pressure plate on the other hand look cooked. Knowing that your car had/has more power than stock, it's probably been slipping for some time. It doesn't take much to slip the stock clutch. I'm not sure how the two relate to it suddenly becoming more noticable.