Check out this thrashed throw out bearing - not BMW

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Check out this thrashed throw out bearing - not BMW

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I spent last Thursday and Friday doing a clutch replacement job on my son-in-law's Scion FR-S, what a task, I'm getting too old for this shit #-o

True story, he pulls into the driveway Thursday morning after a 40 mile drive, only to stall out with the car half way in the garage :-"

He tries to fire it up but can't even get into gear, no surprise, looking at the pic of the throw out bearing :-({|=

So we push it in the rest of the way, proceed with getting it up on jack stands, yada yada :roll:

We finished late Friday afternoon, he fired it up and took it out for a test drive, all good after having to remove the tranny a second time due to the flaky throw out bearing retaining system coming loose ](*,)

Later I was reading the comics and saw the attached, which reminded me of how we both felt after successfully completing the job =D>
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How about this piston I removed from a non-running S1 a few years back. I ended up breaking it, but with hindsight I shouldn’t have, looking at today’s values of ‘restoration projects’
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That throwout bearing reminds me of some of the "Just Rolled In" videos on YouTube. Car parts utterly destroyed due to ignorance and/or lack of maintenance.
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I hear ya Ken, since he literally barely rolled into my garage #-o

Love thee ole "snapped off valve head buried into the piston" pic there Pod =D>

Maybe we should start a thread showing trashed car parts :shock:

Would be a hoot, we could use it :-"
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Great idea Bobbo 😉
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Back in my misspent youth I had a box of broken car parts. Cluster gears with teeth knocked off, broken synchronizer rings (I was hard on transmissions) rod bearing beaten to pieces, a broken flex plate. I called it "The Misery Box". It may still be in a dark corner of my garage.
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I've always wondered why we save broken parts :-?

I really don't do that, trying to save room for useful stuff :-"

I am keeping 2X leaking brake M/C's at the suggestion of Klaus, thinking that at some point in the future, these may become NLA and rebuilding will be the only path to getting things repaired [-o<

But let's hope not \:D/
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