You are absolutely correct lol where I got fork from I couldn’t tell you.> slave cylinder, fork, and many other wear parts.
A concentric slave cylinder design has no fork. The slave cylinder presses directly on the throwout bearing. The downside of this is that the transmission must be removed to replace slave cylinder.
In the fork design the slave cylinder is bolted to the outside of the bell housing and can be replaced without additional disassembly.
That’s one expensive flywheel. Explains why it was so expensive. Glad you got it back and it’s running great againYou are absolutely correct lol where I got fork from I couldn’t tell you.
But either way, the Kia is back in the driveway. The clutch action feels really nice. It’s a lot lighter almost as light as a throttle. I took a little bit for me to get used to it all over again. There is not a single squeak, vibration, rattle, pull ect. They did a good job I had to give it to them.
I think for the amount of work that I had done it was reasonable at the end of the day.
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It's "worth" what it costs to replace it.I will say what many others here often say about a car needing work. When the alternative is a $30,000 new car and the monthly payments that entails, putting a few thousand into your current ride doesn't look too bad.
I like the attitude.I was wondering this exact thing. I kept thinking the next paragraph would be about a UOA but I never saw it???
Beyond that, I think considering a '12 Kia your "forever car" and doing a "full restoration" is an odd choice. Very odd. I could see it on some Toyotas or Hondas....even select VW's. I could even see it on certain "classic" domestics and just about any full-size truck from the Big 3 (or ANY Tacoma)
That said, some people like blondes, some like brunettes and some chase the redheads.....whatever floats your boat....if OP wants to die on the Kia hill, that's his choice