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  • 11-10-2010, 06:20 PM
    Erolc

    Re: Good Deal, have a nice trip to Switzerland

    Ahh wow! Friend at work has a 356SC and says it's brilliant but a bit scary in the wet. I did Switzerland earlier this year as well but just before all the passes were actually open haha. Nice country indeed!
  • 11-09-2010, 07:55 PM
    dusty21

    Good Deal, have a nice trip to Switzerland

    Drove thru ther in 1971 with my wife, son in a 1964
    Porsche 356SC. Nice country..
  • 11-09-2010, 07:12 PM
    Erolc

    Is just the slave cylinder

    Only gonna be 106 inc. VAT. so not bad. Cheers again Dusty.
  • 11-08-2010, 06:37 PM
    Erolc

    Air in clutch reservoir - what now?

    Hello Dusty,

    Thanks for the answer and I did feel stupid as soon as I pressed send on the issue of the rear wheels, obviously they will be less free!

    As for the clutch, I had a look at the clutch reservoir and it was empty all of a sudden. I checked for leaks behind the clutch pedal (took that bit of plastic off under the steering wheel to see clearly) and followed the line up to the reservoir, couldn't see any leak. Also, I tried to fill it up and the fluid wouldn't go in, I'm guessing because there is air trapped in there. When the brake fluid was sitting on top I pressed the clutch and saw air bubbles going through the fluid. I have been reading that bleeding the clutch is different to bleeding the brakes. As I'm in a rush to get my car for a holiday next week I will cut my losses (of time and not money) and give it to a garage if it's not too much to fix. Do you think it will be expensive?

    Thanks again

    Erol Chartan

  • 11-07-2010, 07:57 PM
    dusty21

    Re: Bitepoint on clutch has moved to the end

    Hydraulic Clutch

    1. Check the brake fluid reservoir is full.

    2. If that does not fix it you may need either a new clutch
    cylinder, clutch actuator cylinder, clutch and throw-out
    bearing, or, all of the above.

    By the way - when turning the rear wheel by hand on jacks,
    it is harder to turn because you are also either turning
    the drive-shaft (if in neutral), or, the other wheel in
    the opposite direction (if in gear with a manual trans)

  • 11-07-2010, 06:20 PM
    Erolc

    Bitepoint on clutch has moved to the end

    After investigating the rear wheels and their friction (which I think is due to the rear diff leaking) I went to move my car and when I took it out of gear the clutch had little resistance as it usually does. I went for a little drive and the bitpoint is at the very end of the clutch travel so my foot is to the floor, I change gear and as soon as I take the clutch up it engages jerkily.

    Could this be that the cable has snapped?
    Is it hydrolic and there is a lack of pressure somehow?

    What is it likely to be? Any ideas welcome thanks,

    Erolc

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