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Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Wesley Chapel, FL
Yes, the clutch basket rivets are a known issue. There has been a decent amount of members reporting of basket failures, but not what I would consider a "huge issue" or a "common problem". The rivets tend to break when abused or used for drag racing, which is why people get them welded or replaced to reinforce them if using them in these types of scenarios. They can fail with prolonged abuse.
If the rivets on the back side of the basket let go, the whole assembly is floating inside the clutch cover. If they let go at speed, bad things will happen with all of those parts flying around. Not much you can do maintenance-wise to prevent it from happening besides taking preventative measures if you intend on doing these types of things.
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