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« on: 29 December, 2015, 19:16:30 PM »

Hi,
Currently having a few problems with my motor and it off the road 😠
Main issue is when driving if you accelerate past 3000 revs, or put the foot down the engine revs up but no, or very poor acceleration until you take your foot off a bit. In essence it sounds like an automatic when it drops a gear. My assumption is something to do with the clutch maybe starting to slip. The motor is on 135,000 miles. Anyone had any experience with this, and if clutch can a replacement be second hand or is it best to replace with new?

Second one was I removed a front driver brake caliper that had one of the pots jammed (dual pot). The initial replacement caliper was completely wrong, my original was a Tokico. The shop then replaced for another they advised was correct and looked identical. However on fitting was quite tight to get on and now overheats on short journeys. I've ordered an identical replacement Tokico part from a scrap dealer so hoping that solves the problem there.

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« Reply #1 on: 29 December, 2015, 21:21:19 PM »

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replace the clutch with new only
when you replaced the brake caliper did you check to make sure the slide pins are both free. These do stick and seize up. With a bit of heat you can free them off if not the they will require replacement and a new carrier
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« Reply #2 on: 31 December, 2015, 16:00:27 PM »

Hi
replace the clutch with new only
when you replaced the brake caliper did you check to make sure the slide pins are both free. These do stick and seize up. With a bit of heat you can free them off if not the they will require replacement and a new carrier
Thanks for that information!
Slide pins were both seized, bit of heat and gentle persuasion got the free. Cleaned up, greased and reassembled. Brakes now working fine without heating up.
Now just need to work out if my other problem is the clutch, and if it worth getting a mechanic to replace or give it a try myself?
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« Reply #3 on: 31 December, 2015, 17:02:30 PM »

The issue of reving past 3000 revs is sometimes a symptom of turbo over boost.
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« Reply #4 on: 01 January, 2016, 13:02:35 PM »

Simple way to test the clutch
park the car up with handbrake fully on
start engine and select 2nd gear. Rev the car up and release the clutch
if the car stalls then the clutch is fine if it does not stall then the clutch is on its last legs and will need replacing. Just make sure you have plenty of room in front of you just in case the handbrake dont hold.
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« Reply #5 on: 01 January, 2016, 16:46:08 PM »

Simple way to test the clutch
park the car up with handbrake fully on
start engine and select 2nd gear. Rev the car up and release the clutch
if the car stalls then the clutch is fine if it does not stall then the clutch is on its last legs and will need replacing. Just make sure you have plenty of room in front of you just in case the handbrake dont hold.

as above, iv found that launching it in second gear really tests the clutch, it should grab hard but after about  4 consecutive goes even a good one will overheat and start to slip
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« Reply #6 on: 02 January, 2016, 16:50:03 PM »

If it is the clutch it is pssible and not too difficult a job to do,there is a how to do in the members area but the gearbox is a very heavy unit and doing it yourself is potentially dangerous,but if you have a good trolley jack and a level floor it is possible.
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