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Old 12-03-2003, 04:10 PM
cowiepeters cowiepeters is offline
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Thanks for the input so far.

There is no adjustment at the pedal so it appears as if I am looking at three possibilities:

1 Master cylinder worn at top of stroke therefore pushing less fluid than is needed to disengage the clutch...easy to replace, not too expensive, probably due at some stage soon anyway

2 Slave cylinder ditto...awkward job (That top bolt is virtually impossible to get a spanner on... lucky I have long fingers and the surgery to implant double joints in my wrists, elbows and shoulders was succesful. I am looking for a prosthetic hand in a two year old size.), relatively inexpensive, if it was leaking wouldn't the clutch gradually engage itself if the pedal was held down?

3 Clutch plate etc. components worn... BIG JOB!, expensive, it seems to work fine except for the low engagement problem

How does my reasoning & diagnosis sound?

Unless someone suggests otherwise I will tackle it in that order and let you know how it goes.



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