I thought I had my clutch chatter problems solved, but during my visit with Colin he noticed there was still a bit of slipping. Plus I had a minor drip of what I now believe to be tranny oil coming from the engine/bell housing seam after longer drives.
So, this Labor Day weekend involves engine removal, not camping. Here's what I found:
Throw out bearing looks to have even wear.
Flywheel and pressure plate. All of the splines on the pressure plate were nice and even. But certainly some heat marks on there.
Clutch disc. Looks kinda nasty. Should probably just get a new one.
Bell housing looks like it had some fluid weeping in there but it wasn't obviously coming from the shaft seal. It looks like there may be fluid coming in from the bolts that mount the housing to the tranny? There was a very small puddle when I separated engine/tranny, but didn't see a distinct trail from where it came from.
There was no evidence of leaking on the engine side.
Where to go from here...
1. Would it be a good idea to take my flywheel and pressure plate for resurfacing at a machine shop? If yes, what instructions should be given for best results.
2. I'm guessing it's also a good idea to get a new clutch disc?
3. Thoughts on possible tranny fluid weeping in the bell housing. It doesn't look like the shaft seal is the main culprit? That was changed in the spring and looks pretty good? Replace anyway just to be sure? Re-torque the bolts inside the bell housing?