[ROVERNET - UK] Clutch Slave cylinder stuff
wfritz at mindspring.com
wfritz at mindspring.com
Mon Jan 2 20:26:02 GMT 2006
And by the way, Steven, let us know how you resolve this.
> [Original Message]
> From: Vern Klukas <vern at inkspotco.com>
> To: <rovernet at lyris.ccdata.com>
> Date: 1/2/2006 1:24:52 PM
> Subject: Re: [ROVERNET - UK] Clutch Slave cylinder stuff
> >First off,
> >Happy New Year to everyone!
> >Secondly: help!
> >I have a ''68 2000 TC and I'm having trouble changing gear. What's
> >happening is the clutch isn't fully disengaged at the end of the
> >pedal travel. The previous owner had had a garage rebuild the
> >hydrolics on both the clutch and brakes(I'll ask about that in the
> >future.:-).) and I'm fortunenate enough to have the invioce for the
> >work carried out with the slave cylinder used for replacement.
> >So I think there are three points I'm dealing with.
> >1] The cylinder they used is for a MG midget 7/8" which I have to
> >admit looks pretty similar, is this usable?
> That is the correct bore size, I believe.
> >2] The external release lever is at about 10-12 degrees off the
> >vertical instead of the 5 degrees spec'ed in the manual. My guess is
> >because the pushrod to the cylinder piston is at the maximum
> >adjustment on the threaded end by the yoke. Will this stop full
> >travel of the release lever?
> I would readjust to specification.
> >3] Assuming that the Midget cylinder should work fine, have I missed
> >something with bleeding the system?
> I have always found that to bleed the clutch effectively, you have to
> unfasten the slave cylinder from the bellhousing so that the bleed
> screw can point upward, otherwise you trap a bubble of air.
> The other area to check and adjust is the pedal adjustment inside the
> car. It is quite possible the operating rod is threaded too far into
> the pedal trunnion, which will in turn mean you can't get enough
> stroke at the master cylinder.
> >Hope someone can help me with this.
> >Many thanks,
> >Steven Dibdin.
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