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flying clutchman

Member Since 25 Oct 2009
Offline Last Active Mar 16 2015 12:26 AM

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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!)

In Topic: Gear Selecting

29 January 2015 - 07:56 PM

sorry to dissappoint you eric but if you even put nitro glycerine in your fuel tank it couldn't possibly affect the gearbox. The gearbox and engine are totally seperate entities.

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