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Clutch problems

Post by timnutt » 05/12/18 15:46

Hi,

I've finished re-building the engine and have installed it back in the car - All wired up and ready to start filling with engine oil, gearbox oil and coolant. Before filling up the gearbox, I thought I'd check the clutch was working. So, I jacked up one side of the car and put it in 1st gear, when my partner presses the clutch I can't turn the wheel that is off the ground, which I would have thought I would be able to do.

The piston moves when the clutch is pressed and bleeding hasn't made any difference. Am I missing something? Is my knowledge of how a diff works a bit limited - no pun intended, I don't know if I have a LSD or not :facepalm:

Car is an MK2 Rev2 Turbo.

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Tim




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Re: Clutch problems

Post by Snorkie » 05/12/18 22:08

If you rock the wheel backwards and forwards, can you see if the engine (crankshaft pulley) is moving.

Is the handbrake off.


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Re: Clutch problems

Post by timnutt » 06/12/18 8:01

Yeah, handbrake is off, as the wheel rotates when not in gear. I'll try rocking the wheel, but fairly sure it is in gear.
One thing I forgot to mention with the old clutch before I replaced it, it used to disengage right at the end of the pedal's travel. You had to put your clutch foot to the floor to get it into gear. I guess with a new clutch that has tipped it over the edge.
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Re: Clutch problems

Post by Gazza_DJ » 06/12/18 9:14

Have you adjusted the pedal?
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Re: Clutch problems

Post by timnutt » 06/12/18 9:19

No. Will that make a difference?

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Re: Clutch problems

Post by Gazza_DJ » 06/12/18 9:26

Yes, pedal adjustment should be checked and adjusted with a new clutch / changes to the hydraulic system. It should also be adjusted as the clutch wears.

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Re: Clutch problems

Post by timnutt » 07/12/18 14:02

Many thanks for that!
But how the hell do you get both hands under there - I end up taking the seat out and still struggled. Hopefully all done now, just waiting for the Mrs to come home and I can test it again - :)

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