Clutch Slave

Clutch Slave

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Grady

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1,189 posts

224 months

Thursday 29th March 2012
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Clutch on my '86 280i expired with no notice. No fluid in the reservoir or around/under the master so I'm assuming that means its the slave. (I think I replaced it a couple of years ago!) Anyway we are bit short of TVR part guys over here so can anyone give me a part number or car that I can cross-reference? I'm going to replace and not rebuild. Thanks Grady

barrington

1,312 posts

195 months

Thursday 29th March 2012
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ford capri 2.8i

phillpot

16,171 posts

147 months

Thursday 29th March 2012
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barrington said:
ford capri 2.8i
I may be wrong but weren't all Capri's cable clutch ?

mrzigazaga

18,485 posts

129 months

Thursday 29th March 2012
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Hi Mate..Not sure if the later hydraulic clutches were ford?..The master cylinder was apparently TVR specific..If they are the same as the 350s then there are some on fleabay..
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Rover-V8-SD1-TVR-3-5-3-9...

Jack Valiant

1,894 posts

200 months

Thursday 29th March 2012
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Given the symptoms I would pop off the slave first and see if the fluid is in the bell housing, you should see some indication of wetness in the area. Take a picture of the slave and let us see it.

If its dry then I would then have a look at the master. On my 350 I started to have some problems with the fluid going black a sure sign of seals going, and changed both the slave and master, it's a straight forward job.

Good luck

Chris

phillpot

16,171 posts

147 months

Thursday 29th March 2012
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mrzigazaga said:
..The master cylinder was apparently TVR specific..If they are the same as the 350s then there are some on fleabay..
confused ...that links to a slave cylinder?

mrzigazaga

18,485 posts

129 months

Thursday 29th March 2012
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phillpot said:
confused ...that links to a slave cylinder?
Yeah i know..I was pointing out that the master cylinder was TVR specific but unsure about the slave cylinder..But it might of been the same as the slave cylinders fitted to the 350..390..420???..So the link is to a slave cylinder as required..Sorry for not being clearer...Ziga

Grady

Original Poster:

1,189 posts

224 months

Friday 30th March 2012
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If I have correct receipt, I bought it 1 year ago and 3 days ago! mad From the ticket it a TR-7 part but I need to call the supplier tomorrow.

jeff m2

2,060 posts

115 months

Friday 30th March 2012
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Should the clutch master need O /H ing, I have an overhaul kit that I'm never going to need.
CSP1963 or 125Q054R (it's got two numbers!)




benebob

358 posts

145 months

Friday 30th March 2012
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Grady,

Clutch slave crosses over to a TR7. I got mine from Advanceautoparts for around $45 and they had it the next day. The clutch master cylinder is also from the Tr7. That is a little more expensive. If yours is original my guess is it isn't too far benhind. I got mine from here. http://www.ebay.com/itm/MASTER-CYLINDER-Triumph-TR...
It works just fine although the resevoir is a little more verticle. You just can't overfill it.

Slave is a PITA to replace. Axcess is tight and if I remember right you need just the right length of extensions.

Grady

Original Poster:

1,189 posts

224 months

Sunday 28th February
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Ha - It went out again, bad slave (we can't say that any more) seals. Seemed to be a lot easier last time. Bad place to use nylock locking nuts. Total PITA to get to.

Edited by Grady on Monday 1st March 20:35

BlueWedgy

128 posts

66 months

Monday 1st March
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Hi,

Mine dumped out the fluid just before Christmas. It was the Master Cylinder, soaked the carpet underlay. I was told that the slave cylinder was replaced a little before I got the car.
It was a bit awkward to get to, the clevis pin was stuck fast so I un-screwed the rod. Due to the unusual size of the pipe fitting, It being special. The bore looked good so I purchased a refurb kit. No problems thus far.

My repair kit came from here:

https://www.scotts-classiccarspares.co.uk/austin-a...

Not sure on international shipping though.



Edited by BlueWedgy on Monday 1st March 11:14

Grady

Original Poster:

1,189 posts

224 months

Monday 1st March
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Thanks but the bore looks pretty gnarly - I think I'll get a new one.

Grady

Original Poster:

1,189 posts

224 months

Saturday
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Just to finish this and at the risk of over communicating wink

Turns out it is a TR7 part (1980 and maybe other years)

What I took off: Girling: 746600xx (23??) (2003?)
What I ordered from BAP/Geon: BECK/ARNLEY 072-4583 (B/A)
What I received: Centric: 138.30003 "Premium Clutch Slave Cyl" made in Italy 138 360405
What I paid: $60 plus tax

Looks identical and works great but a PITA to install without dropping the exhaust. Grady