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RE: BJ8 Clutch

To: "'Paul Baker'" <paulbaker51@yahoo.co.uk>, <healeys@Autox.Team.Net>
Subject: RE: BJ8 Clutch
From: "Michael Salter" <michaelsalter@rogers.com>
Date: Sat, 13 Nov 2004 10:29:32 -0500
Hi Paul,
You need more parts I think?
What you are dealing with sounds like a clutch flex hose which is collapsing
on the inside. The new fluid has probably helped to make things worse.
This issue was very recently discussed. Check the archives.

Michael Salter
-----Original Message-----
From: owner-healeys@Autox.Team.Net [mailto:owner-healeys@Autox.Team.Net] On
Behalf Of Paul Baker
Sent: Saturday, November 13, 2004 9:35 AM
To: healeys@Autox.Team.Net
Subject: BJ8 Clutch

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 difference.  
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
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?
66 BJ8 works rep
67 BJ8 

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