Join Date: May 2008
Location: near Rochester N.Y.
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I have always soaked the plates on any wet clutch I have re-built.
The friction plates are made to be run and used in oil,
so by soaking them first,
they will be ready to run,
no dry burnishing or friction glazing.
Here is something from Barnett's FAQ:
Q: How much stronger are Barnett clutch springs than stock?
A: While Barnett springs vary with each application, they are generally about 10-15% stronger than stock springs.
Q: How do I clean my clutch plates?
A: Lightly scuff the friction plates with a Scotch Brite pad to remove any shine and glaze from the surface. If the friction plates are being used in a wet clutch, be sure to soak the plates in oil before re-installing. Steel drive plates can also be scuffed with Scotch Brite or bead blasted.