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The green stuff is a protective coating to maintain the friction surface on the flywheel. If not removed before use it will foul the clutch disc. Lacquer thinner will probably work too, but acetone is a cleaner, better refined solvent. Be sure to do a wet wipe/dry wipe for final cleaning after getting all the protective coating off, to ensure it is completely clean.


Ah! I had no idea about this cleaning it off business and put mine together as is - a few thousand miles later and no clutch slip yet!! Fingers crossed


Ps. LOVING the orange Z@Wally !!!! Orange Zs are 23.6% cooler than the rest!
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Fidanza has done a terrible job explaining what the green coating is and how it should be handled. They also refer to installation instructions on their web site but there are none to be found.  They have videos on Facebook, but none on their Youtube channel.

They're lucky that people like their product because their "media" presence is crap.  They've created lots of confusion.

This doesn't help you at all Wally.  Make sure you get that throwout sleeve right though.  Post the number of the kit you got, or a picture, and the parts that came with it.  And the bearing/sleeve is just clipped on to the clutch fork, and the fork is clipped on to the pivot ball.  They both just pull off by hand.  Pull them out of your transmission and take a close look.  they should be cleaned up anyway.

https://www.facebook.com/FidanzaPerformance/videos/1583594301777341/

https://www.fidanza.com/

https://www.classiczcars.com/forums/topic/61251-is-my-clutch-seized-to-flywheel/

 

 

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1 hour ago, Wally said:

is this what you are referring to? they fit pretty good. there was some glue included i assume once you figure out which holes to use you permanently afix the dowels.

wonder why it says to get acetone and remove the green?

thanks

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Yes, the step of the dowel pin should sit flush with the flywheel surface.  Do NOT use the locktite that comes with the pins.  It is only used with the non-stepped pins such as the oem nissan ones, not necessary since the stepped ones are captured by the pressure plate and can not come out.

I had problems with the pins fitting and it was not the flywheel.  Two of the three pins would not go in, I assume a qc problem with the supplier of the pins.  Almost sent them to Capt O for lathe work.  lol

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15 hours ago, Zed Head said:

This doesn't help you at all Wally.  Make sure you get that throwout sleeve right though.  Post the number of the kit you got, or a picture, and the parts that came with it.  And the bearing/sleeve is just clipped on to the clutch fork, and the fork is clipped on to the pivot ball.  They both just pull off by hand.  Pull them out of your transmission and take a close look.  they should be cleaned up anyway.

 

 

 

here is the package https://www.ebay.com/itm/324528069103?fits=Make%3ADatsun&_trkparms=ispr%3D1&hash=item4b8f6159ef:g:XUkAAOSwNJ5Zfp9G&amdata=enc%3AAQAFAAACwBaobrjLl8XobRIiIML1V4Imu%2Fn%2BzU5L90Z278x5ickk5v8gVt3hEWLVg%2F253w6XCQMvAJfq2JiGyb0i0lc9YJpUTDAr5BnIOLesbBYyfNjX2642uJ4Tnh6rVEoXglJ2T39wLKGcvvvfutk%2FkL8qQJdAkR3ZINmgWuf6AvtI351wmtYk6g7HX9QpGmGlB4b0OukRzscS0vJ4gO7s4gEDL1erD94WL90iCn4TGC3ukFhvbcdK%2BtqeQTTtrU9OODyxEteBSC0ASgyf5u6nFcbdCAb3vc1O0t3nl962RzREOdPzNvbeT5WyIXQjxSiCo3DCCTfQLeBqhjD7MPzhVW0DuQgb96drWxGYF4hm3LpIkBdfclCRwF9sig3u%2B9Dnm5FA0FX%2BjI5AzNr8TxQbaoWbnvnqycU9SbFYg4GtvsKZLe9lmXz4IQac1zGJZAkaXtHt7euLC%2FPrHZZcT4wYFbEXdlFxb%2BbtuOIFMvF2XhkRujXDg9zMQnOH5HUt3Y01zLTXtt5VUMS7nezslszpV2AHFr%2BjIBsUfvGNA5PKJ2oiPM89VQVsgSLrzgXRBG6a%2BrNfI5COGPmyNOi7lCaMvz0VQmImQZCjd77gwR09wzEgHfRo%2BABS94DysuvUdXzapQ9OpEAVLn2Lo%2BCoSJXKsXHxopmyiEDoRd1oUnrbjtslk076fWS7GlP0sKHlyOLvYxfyg0u1ptVkggxO2NjgfGKp3eBGBp%2F6EgWQxnlXmMM%2B0RQRiIfuRrlQKrUs0tNm%2BOtDdPm0uZKg46EXUB6JV6BPr4dd%2FilA6ElZJHeUSs%2Fef1GMjr9qO2vWc55Ky0x83IcUupz%2BGV0ImHk9zP5eGWo2u13RmRvAwI4KrFed5pNZf7M3Vq%2FyQHsDmCJ%2BLcXxvSx0VrNOkFPexIooZhAkyqWAoxdpsUiPtrmthkaxDNlKsa56|cksum%3A32452806910333f38dc307e44b53938d38020f0444df|ampid%3APL_CLK|clp%3A2334524

and here is the sleeve i bought

https://zcardepot.com/products/clutch-throwout-release-bearing-sleeve-oem-240z-260z?_pos=10&_sid=6d7b4c52d&_ss=r

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The 2nd post in the thread below has some good information.  Take that measurement and see if you get close to 92 mm.  Make sure the throwout sleeve is right for the pressure plate.

 

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roger that. got the bearing and sleeve all off and on no issues. It was quite simple. 

THe seal or bearing on the other end though by shifter....should i replace it? is it easy to? whats it called?

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I would. They're only about $10 for a Timken. Chain parts store have them or can overnight if not on the shelf. Seems like I bought mine from Advance or O'Reilly's.

Could've been a National seal? One or the other.

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i tried to find it on zcardepot. do you know what exactly its called? they have some called front seals, rear seals .....

 

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thanks. Got it ordered.  should i put grease in everything around the sleeve and fork. 

Also this might be a good time to drain all the tranny fluids? Anybody used seafoam? been hearing thats good to use but what i saw said automatic transmission on bottle...i have a standard

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I use this and think most people do too. Manual transmission.

https://www.amazon.com/Red-Line-50304-Transmission-Transaxle/dp/B000CPCBEQ/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=redline+mt90&qid=1623436601&sr=8-1

Some instructions while you wait on delivery to read over. Thanks @240260280

https://atlanticz.ca/zclub/techtips/mtl/index.html

 

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I have used the seal tool and the screw method. I think I prefer the screw method more.

I always feel like I’m going to mar something up with the seal tool, although I don’t think I have really yet. Not so much with the front edge, but the back that is being forced in and possibly the sides against whatever shaft.

With a screw, I typically use a hammer with a block of wood in between and pull on the screw like removing a nail.


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On 6/11/2021 at 1:38 PM, siteunseen said:

I use this and think most people do too. Manual transmission.

https://www.amazon.com/Red-Line-50304-Transmission-Transaxle/dp/B000CPCBEQ/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=redline+mt90&qid=1623436601&sr=8-1

Some instructions while you wait on delivery to read over. Thanks @240260280

https://atlanticz.ca/zclub/techtips/mtl/index.html

 

just got my 4 quarts of redline in. Went to loose the input nut and then took out the drain plug.....there was no oil in the tranny. So here is another stupid question. If trans is separated from the engine with the fluid leak out? Should i wait until i get the 2 re-coupled before i put new trans fluid it?

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ok. thanks. i will wait until i get it all back in the car. For me it seems easier to put motor on tranny outside car and put if back in than try to align motor with tranny already installed....maybe i am not doing it properly though

 

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was just looking at the pilot bushing that came with the Fidenza package. Havent got the motor back yet but does it look small to anyone else. 

 

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