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Re: [Mgs] Hot clutch shudder

To: "Ron Engelhardt" <>, "mgs" <>
Subject: Re: [Mgs] Hot clutch shudder
From: "Larry Daniels" <>
Date: Sun, 19 Apr 2009 10:40:32 -0500
Thanks, Ron.  Could anyone explain to me why there is no shuddering from the 
clutch when it is cold?  I mean, if oil is the problem, wouldn't it still be 
there when it is cold?


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Ron Engelhardt" <>
To: "mgs" <>
Sent: Saturday, April 18, 2009 9:20 PM
Subject: Re: [Mgs] Hot clutch shudder

This rings a distant bell in what passes for my memory. My car used to
do this about 20 years ago. If I remember correctly it was oil on the
face on the clutch that caused this. I would have to occasionally spray
carb or brake cleaner on it to make it stop. I've installed  a new
clutch and pressure plate since then and haven't had any problems since.
Good luck!

58 MGA

Larry Daniels wrote:
> My 67 Austin Ute is starting to get clutch shudder when taking off in 1st
> gear.  Only happens when it gets good and warmed up.  Doesn't exist at all
> when cold.  It usually takes a good highway run to get it to act up.  It 
> has a
> detuned version of the 1622 as used in the MGA Mark II with the 3-synchro
> trans.  Any ideas what's up?
> TIA,
> Larry Daniels
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