Hydraulic clutch adjustment

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Hydraulic clutch adjustment

Postby albaran » Sun Aug 12, 2018 8:16 am

Want to adjust my hydraulic slave cylinder. Any suggestions on the procedure? Do you preload the clutch arm or leave it slack? There seems to be quite a distance on pedal feel to where it gets to clutch face resistance.
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Re: Hydraulic clutch adjustment

Postby EEricson » Sun Aug 12, 2018 2:34 pm

I'd start by bleeding it.
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Re: Hydraulic clutch adjustment

Postby DannyP » Mon Aug 13, 2018 6:25 am

Pull the clutch arm manually until you touch the throwout bearing. You'll feel it. Back off a little, leave some slack.

You need to be careful, if you take out too much slack, you can bend the fingers on the pressure plate, you don't want too much throw.

Mine is about 2/3 of the way to the floor where it engages/disengages.
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Re: Hydraulic clutch adjustment

Postby albaran » Mon Aug 13, 2018 6:56 am

Danny, that's about what I did. My concern was pushing it too far. The only other adjustment I have to make is at the floor pedal. The pedal rides a little higher than the brake. Easy to adjust except at my age it is difficult to get under the dash. My daughter will have to help with that.
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Re: Hydraulic clutch adjustment

Postby DannyP » Mon Aug 13, 2018 8:08 am

Yes, I understand that. Getting under the dash isn't getting any easier for me either!

I do know someone who adjusted it too tight and did bend the pressure plate fingers. Had to replace disc and pressure plate.
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Re: Hydraulic clutch adjustment

Postby EEricson » Mon Aug 13, 2018 5:59 pm

Thank you both for this information!
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