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New to the site and looking for some help please! just finished my 355 build on my 1997 camaro . Put in a new centerforce clutch resurfaced the flywheel for the second time. What im experiencing is it feels like its burnt out already grabbing really high all my gears go in but sometimes it pops out of 1st gear. i have only put about 100 miles on the car when im on the drive way i have to burn my clutch so it can grab and climb the driveway into the garage. I have bleed the car with a mighty vac and also bench bleed. Does not feel spungy at all so looking for some help.
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No specifics because I don't have any experience with Centerforce clutches.

Popping out of gear isn't the clutch's fault. That's the transmission.

What I have seen with flywheels is resurfacing usually doesn't make it "like new". Consider replacing it. You'll probably be replacing the clutch as well.

Higher number ratio gears will make it easier to get up the driveway.
 

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Thanks for the info but can my clutch be already bad with only 100 miles on it since instalation?
I talked to a local mechanic he said that since i resurfaced my flywheel twice my clutch is not fully engaging itself to the flywheel,Can that be true?

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I know a guy who changed the clutch in his camaro, did a full burn out as soon as he got the car back on the ground. Had to put another new clutch in the next week.

Moral of the story, depending on how you treat the new clutch, and if it has defects or not, yes you can go through clutches like poop through a Christmas goose.
 

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Yes that makes sense but i have been taking it really easy especially since i just fully rebuilt my motor with forged internals i have not even hit over 3k rpms
 

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As far as re surfacing the flywheel goes, service manual should have the minimum acceptable thickness of the flywheel after surfacing. If your service manual doesn't, try the 96 factory manual available in the 4th gen section. Look for thread titled "GM service manuals".

Like five7kid said, you might need a new flywheel. But in any case your popping out of gear will mean a transmission repair.
 

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Hate to beat a dead horse. I agree with five7 kid. Syncronizer is probably bad in transmission. Mine does it in 3rd if i just baby it going into 3rd. Good luck with issues buddy.
 
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