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Re: [Mgs] Clutch slave bleeding

To: "davewillner" <>, <>
Subject: Re: [Mgs] Clutch slave bleeding
From: "Paul Hunt" <>
Date: Mon, 16 Jun 2008 11:53:08 +0100
A low biting point is usually caused by either air in the hydraulics or
mechanical wear in the linkages *up by the pedal*.  Note that mechanical wear
at the slave end, and that includes the push-rod, clevis, release arm, release
bearing, cover-plate and friction plate are all compensated for in the design
of the hydraulic system.

A worn clutch usually shows itself as a *high* biting point, then as slippage
in 4th gear, progressing to the lower gears as it worsens.

I've just done a clutch change on a friends car, and the slave cylinder
decided to pack-up during the rebuild so replaced that as well.  AFAIK I got
the correct part, but it is now significantly lighter than before or my own
roadster.  I also noticed that whereas the slave push-rod travel is usually
quoted as about 1/2" to 5/8", which is what I have measured on my own cars,
this is now more like 3/8".  But selection of reverse is silent so it is
obviously disengaging as it should.

  ----- Original Message -----
  ...  I didn't
  recognize any signficant difference in the clutch pedal other than it seems
  be disengaging pretty close to the floor now, a little low I believe for a
  clutch kinda still somewhat new?
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