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#1 johnS

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Posted 14 February 2012 - 04:18 PM

Hello,

Starting a new thread as the other one got quite messy. I have taken a video so I can look underneath without sticking my head under, i've found some damp spot on what I think is the clutch bell housing. Is this what could cause a clutch slip due to oil cotamination? (The image is upside down because I had my phone upside down when I took the video. The picture is attached

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Posted 14 February 2012 - 04:40 PM

i dont think so you often get damp looking patchs like that on the bell houseing off the road
if the clutch is sliping i say its worn out .

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Posted 14 February 2012 - 04:43 PM

i dont think so you often get damp looking patchs like that on the bell houseing off the road
if the clutch is sliping i say its worn out .


The car hadnt been taken out that day I took the picture. And it's not worn out, theres only like 2000mi on it

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Posted 14 February 2012 - 05:39 PM

The car hadnt been taken out that day I took the picture. And it's not worn out, theres only like 2000mi on it

in that case it may need bleeding if you take a look at that damp mark in a few days without
the car moving i bet they will still be there iv had same marks on mine and i did my clucth renewed about 3 months
ago

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Posted 14 February 2012 - 05:43 PM

in that case it may need bleeding if you take a look at that damp mark in a few days without
the car moving i bet they will still be there iv had same marks on mine and i did my clucth renewed about 3 months
ago


I dont know what could be causing it to slip then. Any ideas?

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Posted 14 February 2012 - 07:41 PM

is the brake fluid going down? if its a leak from the slave cylinder ide expect more oil than that not saying its not oil have a smell youll tell if its oil if the clutch is slipping you need to get it looked at i know you say it will cost but something clearly isnt right is the pedal spongy

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Posted 14 February 2012 - 08:18 PM

A possible idea,Inside the car drivers side,is the clutch pedal damp,feel the pedal arm,that's where the clutch master cylinder is ,they are prone to leaking and needs to be replaced.

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Posted 14 February 2012 - 08:23 PM

is the brake fluid going down? if its a leak from the slave cylinder ide expect more oil than that not saying its not oil have a smell youll tell if its oil if the clutch is slipping you need to get it looked at i know you say it will cost but something clearly isnt right is the pedal spongy


thanks, the pedal doesnt really feel spongy at all. I dont think the brake fluid is going down, i'll do what the above post says to check if the pedal arm is damp tommorow

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Posted 14 February 2012 - 09:36 PM

if all else fails then it must be needing bled a bit

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Posted 14 February 2012 - 10:42 PM

if all else fails then it must be needing bled a bit


thanks :( i'm running out of things it could be? Are we definatly sure it's not a non-resurfaced flywheel causing this?

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Posted 15 February 2012 - 01:25 PM

Is the clutch pedal fully returning, i.e cant lift it anymore with your toe after depressing it?

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Posted 15 February 2012 - 01:42 PM

Just a silly thought but did they clean the protective coating off the clutch plate when they fitted it?
Could also be a damaged clutch fork or thrust bearing.

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Posted 15 February 2012 - 01:47 PM

Is the clutch pedal fully returning, i.e cant lift it anymore with your toe after depressing it?


yeah I think it fully returns

Just a silly thought but did they clean the protective coating off the clutch plate when they fitted it?
Could also be a damaged clutch fork or thrust bearing.


I have no idea. The clutch did feel pretty nice when I first got it back, then it has just degraded I think. So I would think if they did not clean the protective coating off, it would have slipped all the time.

Also, what symptoms would I get from a damaged clutch fork or thrust bearing? I dont know if this is related but just after starting the car if I push the clutch pedal in the RPMs rise a bit, if I release the pedal the rpms go back down a bit


I checked the pedal arm today, apart from some black greese on the arm, theres no wet on it

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Posted 16 February 2012 - 12:13 AM

anyone?

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Posted 06 March 2012 - 03:15 PM

Anyone any idea on what they do on a clutch investigation

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