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Looks like we will be putting in a new engine (05 LGT)- while it is out, I assume most of the labor for doing a clutch - is already being done??


I know just enough about cars to be dangerous so bear with me - -- the trans was running fine (shifts were very smooth ), has 138K on it - so I am wondering if we should:


1) Just replace the clutch and know ( the clutch alone seem to be about $200 - anyone have any idea how much MORE labor to replace it once the engine is already out?)


2) Is there a way to quickly check the clutch with the engine out and make the decision then ? ( FOr example if it seem to be more then 50% - leave it?) -- Doe that make sence.


3) Flywheel - is there are real wear on the flywheel, or does it typically only need to be replaced if the clutch fails fully - and debris damages it?

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Where are you and who is doing the work? I have been told it's best to replace the original dual mass flywheel with a single mass (Subaru only kept the dual mass around for a couple years). I would replace the clutch and just pay up. The labor isn't much more if you're pulling the engine.
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The old clutch is pulled off the engine while the engine is out. There should be no labor charge.


You should never put an engine back in the car without installing a new clutch kit.


You'll want a FW and clutch kit for a 07-09 Legacy GT.


See my click here link for picture of my clutch.


Last March I bought a OEM SMFW and Spec 2+ clutch from "Underdog", PM him.

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I agree, replace the clutch and ditch the dual mass flywheel.


When I removed my dual mass flywheel last month, the two pieces had started separating. Although I didn't see any issues when driving, I'm sure it would have been an issue sooner than later.

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