Sent the clutch back with my original clutch. My mechanic should have the revised clutch tomorrow but I am not happy.
Mark is trying to blame the problem on excessive runout on the friction disk (that he says was caused by installation error) on top of the pressure plate that wasn't done right by him. He's trying to split the blame, but it is obvious this was completely on him. This wasn't some flimsy friction disk installed by some enthusiasts on their backs in their home garage with a jack. This was an upgraded beefy disk installed by a pro at a shop who has installed countless clutches, 3 of them for me, and 1 on my Juke previously. My mechanic knows his ****.
Plus I have seen idiots do clutch jobs themselves and slam the transmission back into place and they never ran into any issues. To even think he is trying to place the blame on installation error when he admits the pressure plate was not right is insane, even more so when you take into consideration he screwed up the first clutch I ordered from him 3 years ago. Now I have to fight to get reimbursed for his mistake and then I am done with him.