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Triumph TR6 - Clutch Slave Cylinder Rebuild

Hi everybody, I'm trying to rebuild the clutch slave cylinder on a 74 TR-6 (without overdrive) using the Victoria British rebuild kit. However, I can't figure out how to remove the Seal (Part #5) from between the Piston (Part #4) and the Filler Block (Part #6) (Haynes manual Pg 97 Figure 5.4). The piston and filler block don't appear to unscrew or pull apart (at least easily) and I don't want to damage anything. The manual completely glosses over this step. Any ideas?



Thanks, Jake
Jake

Jake,
If memory serves, I believe the piston of the slave cylinder was one piece and the rubber seal fit into a groove not quite in the middle but offset to one end slightly. Yes, I fealt the rubber seal was going to tear as I forced it over the end and worked it into the groove, but it held up in tact. Be sure to position the seal properly with lip facing away from the clutch push rod. Look at yours before removing the old piston seal. You will want to lubrate the seal some with clean hydraulic fluid which will aid in the positioning in the groove. Clean up and lightly hone the inner cylinder of the slave if needed.
MRankin
MRankin

Thanks! That did the trick. I didn't want to risk tearing it and waith another week for a new one. The Slave Cylinder seems to be holding pressure well.

Jake
Jake

Jake,
Congrats on the rebuild. Be thankful for the simple things in life. You will have much more fun in the coming months years at fixing other things. Cheers!
MRankin
MRankin

When I replaces my slave seal, I used a hair dryer to heat it up first. That combined with brake fluid made it an easy job.
Gene

This thread was discussed between 21/08/2005 and 04/09/2005

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