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Clutch Replacement

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Hello!

I burnt the clutch on my solstice, yup all my fault. Its driven hard and brake boosting and power sliding everywhere killed it, the extra power from the tune didn't help either.. I haven't driven it in a while, its my only car but I work overseas so I spend weeks without needing it at a time. Also makes it impossible for me to do the transmission job myself. Regardless this car is a completely different monster in complicated than the cars I have built and worked on before.

Does anybody know how much a gm dealer would charge to drop a clutch in there, or a shop that visits this place in the New England area can give me a quote? I will be buying a clutch and flywheel when I get back most likely from a vendor here. I am going to push up the power some more, I am chasing 400 torque so I have to do some research on what clutch will hold the torque.

Any info appreciated,
I know someone that has a shop but he dislikes working on US cars and I know for a fact he has never worked on a rwd sport car layout before, He is a big in the FWD drag racing and those are the cars he builds. Worse case scenario I can leave it at his shop.
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Crushed more than stock? They come pretty heavily crimped from the factory.
Can you post a picture of yours?

I ordered some t clamps to fix the leak
I have a LE5 but that image was just from googling gxp charge pipes.

same with these

http://i298.photobucket.com/albums/mm243/frosthesnowman/DSC04449-1.jpg

http://www.strictlyaftermarket.com/images/productimages/fs1.JPG

I did try and use the GXP pipes for the setup in my sig but the intake side was the wrong shape.
Thanks,

I didn't realize that was factory but I see the bends on both pipes. I am still trying to find the source of the leak, the noise has changed now to be a very loud whistle any time the turbo does any work.

Going to check the tube on the throttle
What kind of turn around did you get on the install?Did gm service do it?
Im thinking of buying aftermarket,and paying for an install.Im too crabby to lay in garage cussing,and bleeding :)
Thanks,

I didn't realize that was factory but I see the bends on both pipes. I am still trying to find the source of the leak, the noise has changed now to be a very loud whistle any time the turbo does any work.

Going to check the tube on the throttle
Check your intercooler too. A number of folks have experienced the ballooned and cracked intercooler problem.

See: https://www.google.com/search?hl=&q=pontiac+solstice+ballooned+inter-cooler
What kind of turn around did you get on the install?Did gm service do it?
Im thinking of buying aftermarket,and paying for an install.Im too crabby to lay in garage cussing,and bleeding :)
Negative GM service didn't do it, a friend of mine did it and he did mention that was the first and last time he works on that car. It was very difficult

The leak was a clamp at the intercooler
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