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My '98 Volvo S70 T5, with 112k miles on it, has a clutch that is slowly dying, and I need it to be replaced. I have a couple of questions though..<p>First off what I need (according to my father): clutch disk, pressure plate, throw-out bearing, and a clutch alignment tool.<p>Second is my local Volvo dealer gave me an estimate (clutch, seals, labor and whatnot) of $1750, which is a lot, I'm looking for a budget preferably lower than a 1k, but if it's going to be expensive then I'll just have the dealer do the job.<p>Third is I have no idea what to buy, or where. Looking for tips on what to buy (Stock or racing clutch? Those kinds of things)<p>Fourth is my dad and I (maybe with some other help) are going to be doing this job, we have a good set of tools but we are nowhere near what a shop would be, he's considering buying bigger jacks. So if anything keep that in mind.<p>If anyone could help me with these questions that would be amazing <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/smile.gif" BORDER="0"> and of course any and all tips on how to make this job easier/better and all help will be GREATLY appreciated. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/smile.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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I documented my 5 speed swap <A HREF="http://forums.swedespeed.com/zerothread?id=107895" TARGET="_blank">here</A>, which will have many of the answers you need. I list part numbers and prices, with tons of photos of what the job looks like from up close and personal. My car is the same platform as yours. <p>Looks like '98 cars may or may not have the dual-mass flywheel, but my local machine shop won't rebuild dual mass, they recommend buying one new. Tasca has them for $597 vs $242 for the single-mass. The clutch disc and pressure plate are different for each type. If you already have single mass I'd just get it resurfaced and buy the stock 850 R clutch and pressure plate. Wait, I did. <p>Total price for all the parts I needed for just the clutch job came to just under $750. That includes a new flywheel, clutch & pressure plate kit, rear main seal, axle seals, tranny fluid, new flywheel bolts, and a new clutch slave cylinder with throwout bearing.<p>I'll watch the thread for other questions as well. <p>
 

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I'll take a look at what you have, thank you very much! <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: Clutch Replacement Questions (GrayGhostVA)

If you have dual mass, get the S60R clutch, it's good for over 300BHP - should you decide to upgrade your turbo, etc, down the road. Do axle seals, rear main, input shaft seal while you have the trans out.<p>No clutch alignment tool - there's nothing to align - the input shaft doesn't go in the crank<p><IMG SRC="http://i27.photobucket.com/albums/c190/huseinholland/cars%20cats%20houses/V70ManConversion0002.jpg" BORDER="0"><p>Daryl Waltrip Volvo has the best prices, even allowing for shipping costs.
 

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S60R clutch with M66 tranny has a different spline set then the <br>M56 ..... with R clutch
 
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