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Is this acceptable “ pressure plate resurfacing”

Postby Jamesk » Mon Apr 30, 2018 8:11 pm

I had my dad pick up my pressure plate after resurfacing. See attached pic after the resurfacing. Surface is very wavy in a couple spots. The machinist told my dad that the pressure plate at one time got hot thus causing the waviness. I don’t think that’s what caused the problem.

I’m worried this will cause the clutch to slip. Am I thinking right?
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Re: Is this acceptable “ pressure plate resurfacing”

Postby ricky racer » Mon Apr 30, 2018 8:32 pm

For no more than a new one costs, is it worth the effort to try to use that one??
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Re: Is this acceptable “ pressure plate resurfacing”

Postby Jamesk » Mon Apr 30, 2018 8:47 pm

I agree. I just think I should get the $31 bucks back that they charged me to resurface.

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Re: Is this acceptable “ pressure plate resurfacing”

Postby brewzalot » Mon Apr 30, 2018 9:19 pm

Jamesk wrote:The machinist told my dad that the pressure plate at one time got hot thus causing the waviness. I don’t think that’s what caused the problem.


I would be embarrassed to charge someone for machining that looked like that...

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Re: Is this acceptable “ pressure plate resurfacing”

Postby Shane N. » Mon Apr 30, 2018 9:24 pm

Chatter marks, once they start you can’t stop them while machining. Chunk it and buy a new one. $67 plus shipping you can have a brand new one http://www.tmtractor.com/new/cl/625fp.htm
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Re: Is this acceptable “ pressure plate resurfacing”

Postby radioguy41 » Mon Apr 30, 2018 9:28 pm

That kind of damage is usually associated with trying to cut too deep on a single pass causing the cutter to shudder. I would replace the pressure plate (and get my money back).
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Re: Is this acceptable “ pressure plate resurfacing”

Postby Shane N. » Mon Apr 30, 2018 9:28 pm

Jamesk wrote:I agree. I just think I should get the $31 bucks back that they charged me to resurface.

They did what you ask, they should have turned that job down from the beginning. Had it been a rare or irreplaceable part then giving it a try would be worth it.
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Re: Is this acceptable “ pressure plate resurfacing”

Postby Jamesk » Mon Apr 30, 2018 10:00 pm

Thanks guys. I’ll call them in the morning.

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Re: Is this acceptable “ pressure plate resurfacing”

Postby brewzalot » Mon Apr 30, 2018 10:52 pm

Jamesk- I hate to ask but how did the flywheel turn out?

Agreed, chatter can be very hard to get rid of... but a piece that thick should not have produced that much (if any) chatter.
I would have liked to see the set up and tooling used.

Generally, resurfacing means you improve the surface, not make it worse.
$31 wouldn't seem so bad had it turned out ok, and it should have (IMHO).

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Re: Is this acceptable “ pressure plate resurfacing”

Postby outdoors4evr » Tue May 01, 2018 5:43 am

Sounds like a $31 learning experience. I wouldn't bother getting my $$ back, but I also wouldn't use them for any future work either.
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Re: Is this acceptable “ pressure plate resurfacing”

Postby Stanton » Tue May 01, 2018 6:45 am

outdoors4evr wrote:Sounds like a $31 learning experience. I wouldn't bother getting my $$ back, but I also wouldn't use them for any future work either.


:Dito: That was my thought as well.

I replaced my pressure plate last year with a new one from TM Tractor (site sponsor) and it's worked great. Highly recommended.
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Re: Is this acceptable “ pressure plate resurfacing”

Postby KETCHAM » Tue May 01, 2018 9:30 am

Nope....terrible job period.....and I would tell them.....Kevin
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Re: Is this acceptable “ pressure plate resurfacing”

Postby Shane N. » Tue May 01, 2018 9:31 am

KETCHAM wrote:Nope....terrible job period.....and I would tell them.....Kevin

Me being a machinist, you don't have to tell me I did a terrible job at something. I already know it when it's done :lol:
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Re: Is this acceptable “ pressure plate resurfacing”

Postby ricky racer » Tue May 01, 2018 5:54 pm

Stanton wrote:
outdoors4evr wrote:Sounds like a $31 learning experience. I wouldn't bother getting my $$ back, but I also wouldn't use them for any future work either.


:Dito: That was my thought as well.

I replaced my pressure plate last year with a new one from TM Tractor (site sponsor) and it's worked great. Highly recommended.

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Re: Is this acceptable “ pressure plate resurfacing”

Postby ntrenn » Tue May 01, 2018 6:20 pm

Sorry i sent you on that wild goose chase. A machine shop worth its salt would have used a grinder not a lathe. Since the chatter is only on one side, i would bet on operator error. Ive saved far worse than what you had.

Typical surface finish requirements are 20 microinches.....only really good lathe men can do that.....but its falling off a log easy with a grinder...


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