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flying clutchman

Member Since 25 Oct 2009
Offline Last Active Aug 19 2014 04:00 AM
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In Topic: Soft Clutch Pedal - Not Returning Fully

17 August 2014 - 10:55 PM

Well I'm stating the obvious but you'll have to change the clutch, cylinder and dmf. Your original fault would have been the cylinder leaking. The reason it was affected by the downhill slope would be that the fluid level would have fallen too low. The resevoir for the clutch is at the rear of the fluid resevoir and can empty without affecting the main fluid level (seperated compartments). Not a cheap job I'm afraid


In Topic: Gearbox Inspection Cover Tdci

28 July 2014 - 12:22 PM

Classic case of spending more time trying not to do the big job than actually doing it! I've ended up caught in that trap many times myself. Take top and bottom mountings off and you should be able to lever gearbox back just enough to get the bits out. Whenever the flywheel is changed you do need to sweep out all the filings from every nook and cranny, as they will clog up the starter as well as the crank sensor


In Topic: Focus Reverse Gear

05 May 2014 - 06:51 PM

Your clutch is dragging slightly. It's probably sticking on the spline slightly when cold. You might find it goes in better if you put it in 1st, keep the clutch down then go into reverse.  There's definitely only 2 cables by the way!


In Topic: Another Engine Rumble Problem 1,8Tdci

28 April 2014 - 10:21 PM

have you had the car from new? If not maybe somebody's replaced the dmf with a solid flywheel


In Topic: 5 Speed Gearbox To 6 Speed Gearbox Swap.

28 April 2014 - 10:12 PM

Well I've never done this job but I  would have thought it was a lot of work. For a start you don't have to take the gearbox right out to change the clutch and dmf (just drop the subframe one side). As you say the lever and cables would need to be changed. A new clutch hydraulic line would also be needed. I have no idea if the driveshafts would fit ok Personally I wouldn' tbother. It'd probably end up cheaper to sell the car and buy a six-speed!