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Hmmm - Looks Like I need a New Clutch - Aftermarket???

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So the car is in the shop, and it looks like it needs a new clutch. And a throwout bearing. (What the heck is a throwout bearing???)

1. What is a good aftermarket clutch to get for the NSX???

The only reason I'm interested in aftermarket is the cost...

2. From experience, do you guys like the aftermarket clutches, or does the Acura/Honda clutch work better in the NSX???


Thanks guys.
 
For the NA1 going OEM isn't that bad of an option given that it is priced fairly ($1481.50 at SoS).

I recently just put in a Comptech PG1 because I couldn't justify the price tag of the NA2 OEM clutch kit and I love it. It doesn't have a mushy pedal but still maintains a stock engagement feel. Dali sells them for a comparable price to the OEM NA1 clutch.
 
Great thanks

But - need a bit of info to decode that reply...

1. What is SoS?

2. So a company named Comptech makes a clutch for my gen of NSX? What is the model?

3. Who or what is Dali?

Any website or phone number info would be icing on the cake!
 
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OK, Valencia Acura hit me with the following:

1. Clutch. Needs a new clutch.
Part $1980 before tax

Parts & Labor $3300. Ouch :eek:

2. Valve cover gasket leaking. Might as well do valve job for $771.

3. Noisy aspirator fan. Obnoxious noise comming from dash.

Fan about $350. But sometimes break brittle dash parts getting to it.

Total about $700 to $800. :eek:

Ouch ouch and ouch!

Bottom Line

A. I need an aftermarket clutch that isn't as expensive.

B. I need to find a mechanic or shop that doesn't charge so much that can install this aftermarket clutch

Please let me know if you have answers to A or B!!! :smile:
 
Great thanks

But - need a bit of info to decode that reply...

1. What is SoS?

2. So a company named Comptech makes a clutch for my gen of NSX? What is the model?

3. Who or what is Dali?

Any website or phone number info would be icing on the cake!

1. http://www.scienceofspeed.com

2. The Comptech clutch that is most applicable to stock (http://www.daliracing.com/v666-5/catalog/index_browse_part.cfm?focus=2410)

3. Dali Racing is a retailer (http://www.daliracing.com)


In regards to your quote, that's almost par for the course. The clutch is around a 10 hour job, so you multiply that times the dealership's labor rate then that's probable. The replacement OEM clutch for your year is roughly close to any aftermarket options so there isn't much savings in that department.

Perhaps you can take it to Autowave? I can't say if it will be cheaper; however, the NSX expertise is heavy there.
 
OK, this is what I've got so far:

Clutches

1. Stock Honda twin disc from SoS $1482

2. Sport 275 Clutch & Flywheel from SoS $1475

3. Compteck PG1 from Dali Racing $1529

Any more to add to the list?

How would you guys rate these 3 with respect to A. Quality & B. Performance???

Specialty Shops

1. Autowave in Huntington Beach (67 miles from me)

2. Niguel Motors in Laguna Niguel (85 miles from me)

Sheesh - isn't there anything closer to me in Santa Clarita? Maybe something in LA???


Thanks to all of you who are contributing to my options............ :smile:
 
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2. Niguel Motors in Laguna Niguel (85 miles from me)

Sheesh - isn't there anything closer to me in Santa Clarita? Maybe something in LA???


Thanks to all of you who are contributing to my options............ :smile:

It will be worth the drive to save $$$. Call Ramon to get a quote, trust me it will be worth it.
 
3. Noisy aspirator fan. Obnoxious noise comming from dash.

Fan about $350. But sometimes break brittle dash parts getting to it.

Total about $700 to $800. :eek:

Ouch ouch and ouch!

Most of the time, the aspirator fan makes noise due to dust build up. This is a pretty easy DIY to clean it. And unlike most cars, the NSX dash utilizes screws in place of plastic snaps, which makes the risk of breaking anything significantly less.
 
Here's an OEM NA1 clutch on ebay for $1259 with free shipping.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Acura-OEM-F...NSX&hash=item27c7e30583&vxp=mtr#ht_342wt_1008

I would also check with Prime member, NSX_PrecisionTeam, they are an Acura Parts Dealer, asks for Gerad (775)229-7779 , they have good prices compared to other places.

I would still consider the SOS as it comes with the lightened flywheel.

Looks like your local Acura dealer is hosing you on prices...I would look somewhere else...
 
BTW - Which vents are we talking about for this Aspirator Fan?

What do I have to remove to get to it???


Thanks

It's below the stereo to the right, look for the slits. To access it you need to pull the center console which isn't that bad of a job. 350 is way too much see if you can get a used one or find a different stealership! If you are lucky it may be debris hitting the fan
 
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Sounds like you are a relatively newer owner, I would strongly recommend the using one of the NSX specialists posted vs the dealership. In this case you will be paying more money for less experience. You happen to live within 100 miles of them so you should consider yourself very lucky. Others in the LA area that are good and may be closer are Jon Martin or it looks like the guy in this thread http://www.nsxprime.com/forum/showthread.php?t=154703 is getting good reviews from some other owners. Good luck.

On the clutch, if you think you will ever upgrade the power output of your NSX go aftermarket. If you would like to upgrade the current performance of your NSX go aftermarket as the lightweight flywheels allow the engine to Rev faster. If you just want to stay stock, go OEM.
 
Niguel Motors without a doubt. My NSX is highly modified and I wouldn't trust it with anybody else. He is worth the drive...trust me, and yes you will save money in the long run.
 
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