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flying clutchman

Member Since 25 Oct 2009
Offline Last Active May 01 2015 12:29 PM

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In Topic: Mk3 Mondeo Tdci 130 Gearbox Issues

01 May 2015 - 12:26 PM

Can't really make out much on the video, but from your description I'd say it's pretty much definitely the gearbox. Other than checking tou've got oil in it, there's not much you can do other than start saving for a new box!

In Topic: Clutch Issue Please Advise

18 April 2015 - 02:55 PM

you've probably got a fault with the clutch that it's stuck in the released position. Pumping the pedal has persuaded it to spring back again.You will almost certainly need to change dmf as well as the clutch

In Topic: Changed Clutch On 02 Focus And Now Can't Select A Gear

13 April 2015 - 02:07 PM

Can't say I'm a fan of QH clutch kits, ideally you want LUK ot Sachs. If you fit the centre plate back to front it won't affect the fitting at all. It just affects the operation of the clutch. On some cars it will even work when it's the wrong way round. Pressure bleeding of concentrics is specifically mentioned in the instructions as something to avoid as it can blow the seals (not quite sure how but I have seen it done). It can't be very often that the pressure gained can be greater than normal clutch pedal pressure, but I didn't write the instructions! If you've got pressure on the pedal then something's wrong with the clutch.

In Topic: Changed Clutch On 02 Focus And Now Can't Select A Gear

13 April 2015 - 09:44 AM

The earlier focus should bleed very easily. This is because the cylinder (aluminium not plastic) has a floating ball valve in it, so as long as you get most of the air out it bleeds itself.  The way to bleed the csc properly is as follows.

Make sure the reservoir is topped up to the brim. Disconnect the pipe from the slave and allow fluid to dribble out for about 5 seconds. Reconnect pipe, place one-way bleed tube on nipple and open bleed nipple. Pump pedal up and down about 4 or 5 times. Close bleed nipple, pump pedal. Pressure should be up now. repeat bleeding if neccessary. If you have good pressure but the clutch still doesn't work the fault is in the clutch unit. Either the clutch is faulty or you have fitted the centre disc the wrong way round. If pressure is still not right (it will feel lighter than before clutch change) then maybe the master cylinder is faulty. The brakes have nothing to do with the clutch operation. If you examine the reservoir you will see there are two seperate chambers in it. It is in effect two reservoirs with one filler opening. The metal cylinder with metal pipework doesn't have the little o-ring on the end (although it's something to watch out for at the  m/c end!) so it's not that. What make of parts have you used?

In Topic: Tdci Heavy Clutch

22 February 2015 - 11:59 PM

It's probably the fact that the pedal is very low that makes it feel heavy. Does your paperwork say what make of clutch is used? LUK or Sachs are fitted from new or occasionally Valeo. The more you use it the clutch pedal should come up a bit and it will feel lighter then.(hopefully!)