when you start to depress the pedal, is the rod at the slave cylinder moving at the same time? If so how much free play can you feel when you move the clutch fork with your hand? As I am working on the principles of basic clutch hydraulics, if the system is sound, which I believe it is, it doesnt sound like a faulty master Cly, a good test is to depress the clutch select 1st gear and leave the clutch down, a faulty master cylinder that is by-passing will start to creep as the fluid is displaced and the clutch starts to engage while your foot is still down. Did you check the relative heights of the pressure plate fingers, as the thrust bearing the same, not thinner, at it is starting to sound like something mechanical, as if there is to much clearance between the thrust bearing and the pressure plate. I am not sure if it should have a fixed length push rod or an adjustable one. Do you still have the boxes the bits came in? If so try and re check the part numbers to make sure that you have been sold the correct parts. Something is not right and I feel that you have proved that the hydraulics are OK. I have just re read the initial post again, and it is the excact same problem? IF so do the tests in this post that should rule out the hydraulics, one last thing is there free play adjustment on the master cylinder push rod, check that with the pedal fully up, push pedal with your hand gently until you feel the free play take up, make sure that all your free play is not there. Let me know, good luck.
Tuesday, November 13th, 2007 AT 5:00 AM