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Re: clutch (not mine)

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Subject: Re: clutch (not mine)
From: Max Heim <>
Date: Mon, 9 Aug 1999 21:48:03 -0700
Odds are the MC has gone south. Leaks internally past the seal so it 
generates no pressure, which is why your foot goes to the floor. From 
what I've been seeing, the best practice is to do all three at once -- 
master, slave, and flex hose. Otherwise, you spend all the time replacing 
and bleeding it and then -- whammo! -- you're fixing something else.

Carl French had this to say:

>Ok, now that I know enough to be dangerous under and inside a car my
>brother's car lost clutch pressure. He had started getting the same
>clutch problem's that I had which were cured by replacing the flex line
>(and other things by the time I was done). But today when he was driving
>it around for work the clutch started it's normal thing of being slow to
>get into gear, increasing pedal pressure that would then go away,
>etc..Then all of the sudden during a phase of increased pedal pressure
>the pedal just went right to the floor with. He did not lose the line
>(no leaks noted and not full, but ok clutch fluid in the MC) he had the
>car towed (getting AAA tomorrow). We still think it is related to the
>flex line or maybe one of the cylinders and are planning on replaceing
>them all in a couple of days. Is it any chance it is something else?
>release bearing etc.
>Carl F
>67B shifting beautifully
>Alfred, Maine
>Brad F
>67BGT not.
>Hampton, New Hamster


Max Heim
'66 MGB GHN3L76149
If you're near Mountain View, CA,
it's the red one with the silver bootlid.

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