Orange clutch diaphragm

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cpr1
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Orange clutch diaphragm

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Hi, found 2 orange diaphragm Borg & Beck, they are nos, and he wants £60 each, now have seen that Minispares have them again for something over £50, any advice which to buy, has anyone used the Minispares ones? any feedback?

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Re: Orange clutch diaphragm

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I haven't bought one for 5 years but it was minispares, no issue with it.

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I haven't heard any bad reports on the new ones.

One bought 5 years ago will have been an original.
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Thanks for the feedback, Cheers
Raycpr

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Re: Orange clutch diaphragm

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It may not matter, but the original Borg & Beck orange and grey diaphragms had additional reinforcing plates welded inside to support the thrust plate for the release bearing. I don't know about the Minispares items, but I have certainly seen some new orange dot diaphragms without this reinforcing. Perhaps it is not really needed, but sometimes NOS is still really better, even if a little more expensive.

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Perhaps it is not really needed, but sometimes NOS is still really better, even if a little more expensive.

Finding any uprated diaphragms (Orange or Grey) has been almost impossible for a couple of years now. Everyone who has known about the rarity of these once abundant items were hoarding them at least 18 months ago. When the likes of Swiftune & MED were having to use s/h diaphragms, you know the situation is critical.. Thankfully the new ones look fine. . . . . so far.
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