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Triumph TR6 - Clutch slave cylinder
|Can anyone tell me what the symptoms are of a failing clutch slave? How do I know when the slave cylinder needs replacement?|
look at the travel of the clutch slave. If I recall around 5/8" full travel (open to correction here). Have Bonnie press in cluch while you measure travel...or let her do the measuring...your choice.
A slave cylinder is not that expensive and easy to change. Drain system and half an hour later you are bleeding it again. Put bleed nipple at top position for ease of getting rid of bubbles.
My symptom was the clutch no longer fully disengaged when I pressed on the pedal. Changing gears and stopping without stalling the engine became a challenge.
A leaking slave cylinder is another indication.
Other wise I wouldn't worry about it. But as Rick suggests- it is easy to change.
|Don you are always soooo helpfull:)|
BUT good point.
Pete, what makes you thing your slave cylinder is on the way south?
|Clutch pin is in the centre slot. What makes me think it is going south is that it is leaking slightly, and I am grinding gears goint into reverse. I just got a new slave from Obsolete. I can't believe the fast service from them!!! So for $70, it is going in and I hope that does the fix.|
|Don, thought you meant the cleavis pin. I think you mean the taper pin on the fork. That was replaced with a hardened steel pin and secured about 4000 miles ago. New clutch, thow out bearing and widened bushings were done at same time. I don't think that is the problem, but will find out once I get a chance to replace the slave.|
|Pete- Rebuid it. It's cheap. Or just replace it if your more secure.|
In 2007, in anticipation of the complete engine- transmission rebuild I bought a .75" clutch master cylinder from TRF because I had read that it put about 16% more fluid through the system. When I had the recent trouble I ordered a clutch slave kit from Obsolete. I just installed the clutch slave kit from Obsolete and decided to also install the new .75" clutch master as well. I got the TR running for the first time in 3 weeks but I have to tell you that the new .75" bore clutch master, paired with the new slave kit is the way to go. My clutch is wicked - like a Mack truck on the pedal pressure and grabbing way higher off the floor than ever before. You all know that TR6's grab close to the floor - not anymore with the big bore master! Why Triumph ever downsized to the .70" master is beyond me but this new master cylinder is the bee's knees! Somebody posted here that 5/8" travel on the clutch slave push rod is normal but it is noticeably more than that now. Obsolete now has the .75" clutch master for $89.95 CDN. I paid $70.00 USD for it in 2007 from TRF. Best investment yet!
|Bob, since I have never driven a Mack truck, not sure what you mean regards peddle pressure! I do like the idea of the clutch grabbing higher off the floor though. I just may get this and install both new master and slave.|
|When ever either of my sons arrives home for a family gig, I remind them "Clutch all the way to the floor"!|
I am use to it now.
This thread was discussed between 28/07/2009 and 05/08/2009
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