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    Zoom "Performance" Racing Clutches... thumbs down.

    So when I did my transmission job, I pulled a major nono: Bought a 'performance' clutch from a company I've never heard of for far cheaper than it should have been to save a dime.

    I'll keep this short and sweet: Zoom Performance clutches don't work so well, and their customer support is spotty, at best.
    Lesson Learned: There is such thing as 'too cheap,' and if you haven't heard of them and can't really find anything on them, don't trust them.

    This clutch has about 4500 miles, tops, and it completely fell apart. Metal shavings everywhere.



    And the throwout bearing that came with it:


    And the bell housing, full of metal shavings:

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    You really should use grease on the splines of your shafts Other than that, yeah if it's not a major brand of clutch just don't do it, you'll always regret it.
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    I think I did grease at least the input shaft, but I can't recall.

    Also, the throwout bearing is now STUCK on there. Suggestions?

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    BFH?

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    No room to swing

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    Can you use a bearing puller with a socket or something in the middle? I've used those for pulling the wheel bearings on a Toro riding mower with good success, and they seem to be similar in size. The tool is really simple and probably costs $10-$15 and is worth having around; might be worth checking out.
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    Quote Originally Posted by KeltonDSMer View Post
    Can you use a bearing puller with a socket or something in the middle? I've used those for pulling the wheel bearings on a Toro riding mower with good success, and they seem to be similar in size. The tool is really simple and probably costs $10-$15 and is worth having around; might be worth checking out.

    On that note, if you get a bearing puller, purchase the 3 arm puller and not the 2 arm. This will provide a better perpendicular pulling direction.
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