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flying clutchman

Member Since 25 Oct 2009
Offline Last Active Dec 15 2014 12:46 AM
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In Topic: Advice On Gearbox Issues

25 November 2014 - 03:57 PM

the first thing as far as the knock is concerned would be to check mountings. This could also account for the whine as, if the mounting rubber is worn the two metal components can touch, transmitting noise through the body. I'm thinking particularly of the stabiliser at the back of the gearbox. The knock could also be coming from the dmf which generally tends not to last for huge mileages. This should be changed with the clutch anyway. On the subject of hydraulics, faulty hydraulics won't give you a high pedal, only a low one. I certainly wouldn't jump into relacing the gearbox, check out the simple things first.


In Topic: Changing A 5 Speed Gearbox To A Six Speed

25 November 2014 - 03:44 PM

I don't think it's a viable proposition. Just about everything is different on the six-speed box. Even the gearchange cables are likely to be different as the 6 speed has the turret mounted towards the front. I would have thought 30mpg was probably about right for a 2.5. That's the price you pay for a v6 engine!


In Topic: Floppy Gear Stick

25 November 2014 - 03:37 PM

either the cable has broken or it's come off the stud at the gearbox end. Unfortunately it's new cables (pair) either way, although if it's popped off it can be popped on temporarily


In Topic: 2012 Focus 1.6 Tdci Clutch Whine

19 November 2014 - 02:19 AM

although often annoying, the squeal as you let out the clutch is harmless


In Topic: 2012 Focus 1.6 Tdci Clutch Whine

18 November 2014 - 11:23 AM

This used to be a common problem on escorts back in the day. Often it would be worse when cold. When you are holding the car on the clutch you are actually slipping the clutch . The noise is the friction between the disc/pressure plate/flywheel surfaces. Normally the noises are at a higher frequency than you can hear, but sometimes they just come into an audible range. The centre plate surface tends to glaze  slightly which creates the noise. Try and avoid holding the car on the clutch if possible. Changing the clutch would cure it, but would be an uneccessary expense. Changing your driving style would be less expensive! Hopefully you've got a lot more mileage left in the clutch yet, 29k would be very lo to change the clutch.