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To: healeys@Autox.Team.Net
Subject: BJ8 Clutch
From: Paul Baker <paulbaker51@yahoo.co.uk>
Date: Sat, 13 Nov 2004 14:34:30 +0000 (GMT)
Dear listers,
Your help would be greatly appreciated.  
The clutch on my 66 BJ8 was working fine but I decided to change a leaking 
clutch slave cylinder with a new replacement.  After fitting the new part I 
bled the system with new Dot 4 fluid and found that the clutch pedal was very 
hard to push down and did not want to return quickly to the up position.  
Assuming I had left some air in the system, I re-bled the system which made no 
I contacted the supplier who suggested that some dirt may have contaminated the 
one way valve in the master cylinder so suggested either replacing the master 
cylinder or rebuilding with a kit.  Due to time constraints, I opted for the 
replacement and fitted the new master cylinder and re-bled the system.  
The clutch operation is now much lighter to depress but the clutch pedal will 
not return quickly to up position making a fast gear change or double de-clutch 
almost impossible.  In addition, if I pump the clutch quickly, after the fourth 
or fifth depression it will stop on the way down as if I were pressing the 
brake pedal!!  
Do I have a problem with one of the parts or have I missed something here?  TIA.
66 BJ8 works rep
67 BJ8 

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