Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Clutch Slave

So I have been having problems with the clutch disengaging
I had a new clutch slave when I reassembled the engine, but I accidentally blew the seal

I had to use the old slave pictured below
As you can see it's the newer type cylinder with the older type pushrod
70-72 slaves had an adjustable push rod. They also had an eyelet for the clutch fork return spring
72-83 had a self adjusting pushrod and no need for a return spring, hence no eyelet

The above has no eyelet, but the adjustable pushrod
At some point the original slave was replaced, but with the wrong type

With all that said,
I'm not sure if there is a mechanical difference between the two, but it wasnt getting the job done
The cylinder inside the slave wasn't traveling far enough to fully engage the clutch

So I ordered and installed the proper part
I went against my "stay true to the original" morals and bought a Borg-Warner unit
It was significantly cheaper than an OEM unit
I've had some luck with them in the past
A lot of their Z parts are OEM units in Borg-Warner packaging, the slave however was not

I've got a friend coming over to help me bleed it on Wed
I did a gravity bleed, but I don't trust it

1 comment:

  1. Really nice and informative blog, keep it up buddy…Thanks for sharing.
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