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Triumph TR6 - Clutch Question
|During my drive yesterday I noticed that after the car had warmed up and had been running a long time, the clutch pedal seemed like it was binding a little. Hard to explain but it felt kind of squeaky, not high-pitched but a low-pitch squeak. I'm wondering if I regreased the carrier/throwout bearing on the shaft when I reinstalled the gearbox. Does anybody know the spec for greasing, not greasing the input shaft that the bearing rides on? I really can't remember if I did that or not but I am usually very attentive to details like that but simply can't remember. Just a note to advise that I'm running a brand new clutch/pressure plate assembly, new carrier bearing and new bushings in the clutch cross shaft. I can't find any specs in the TR6 Repair Operations Manual for greasing the input shaft but it seems like the logical thing to do. Only way I know to find out if I did it is to pull the gearbox. Any ideas here would be most welcome.|
|In the 49 years that I've had my TR6 I've never lubricated anything at the bell housing. Are you sure it isn't the pedal or the return spring making a bit of a grunch? A spot of white grease on the various rubbing points would take care of that.|
|A. J. Koschinsky|
|Thanks Tony. Still not sure if I greased the carrier bearing or not but when the car cools down the "squeak" is gone. I know there is a provision for adding a grease nipple to the cross-shaft bushings and maybe with heat, the expansion of the shaft is causing binding on the dry bushing. Could be in the pedal but I doubt it, however, I will lubricate the pedal assembly and return spring anyway. Hard to explain but the squeak/crunch is more something I feel than something I hear. It's the pedal action that I'm feeling. Just one of many minor bugs following that last big teardown and rebuild but all is coming together gradually. Any other comments welcome.|
|Geez Bob, just wait. after a few miles the rear main seal will do all the lubing you need. It is a TR after all|
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