I replaced the clutch friction plates and the springs with EBC parts and all of the issues are gone--except for the slip then grip. What basically happens is that the engine RPM will jump up a thousand RPM or so for a split second and then settle back down to where it should be. It will only do it once while accelerating up through the gears, and so far I think it has only done it in second gear.
WHen changing the friction plates, I noticed that several of the steel plates were discolored or even burned looking. I've ordered a set of steels and am pretty sure that'll solve the problem. I thought it might be an issue with the trans slipping out of gear, but if that was the case, it shouldn't re-engage--instead it should false-neutral. And if it was slipping out of gear and back in, I'd think that it would do so with a bang--when the RPM drop back to where it should be, it does so firmly but not jarringly.
So, while I'm waiting for the steels to arrive, do you guys think they'll fix the problem or should I plan on dropping the motor to replace the transmission dogs this winter? LOL
Edited by thefleshrocket, 12 October 2011 - 09:22 PM.