IMPORTANT TIPS WHEN FITTING A CLUTCH USING A CONCENTRIC SLAVE CYLINDER
- Thoroughly clean block face (and sandwich plate if fitted)
- Fit new spigot bearing, and ensure that the spigot/pilot bush or bearing is locating and adequately supporting the input shaft. Take measurements to confirm this! Failure to check this will result in transmission damage.
- Fit the flywheel and torque to specifications using new bolts, and Loctite sparingly on the threads.
- Clean flywheel face and pressure plate face with Thinners.
- DO NOT grease the clutch spline.
- DO NOT touch the surfaces of the clutch plate with dirty hands.
- Fit clutch using correct aligning tool and torque to specifications using new bolts and Loctite sparingly on the threads.
- With the fitment of any clutch it is essential to set-up the CSC.
- The correct crush should be a minimum of 14mm to maximum of 17mm.
This is the simplest way to check the set-up:
- With the Bellhousing on the Engine, using a straight edge and ruler get the distance from the bellhousing face to the fingers on the pressure plate.
- Clutch Measurement:__________________________________
- With the CSC on the transmission, put a straight edge across the CSC Bearing Face and measure down to the transmission front plate where the bellhousing bolts to. The CSC needs to be in its relaxed, extended position.
- CSC Measurement:__________________________________________
- The second measurement should be 14 to 17mm greater than the first measurement.
Example: Clutch Measurement: 64mm, CSC Measuremet: 79mm = 15mm of crush.
Measurement 2.________________ minus Measurement 1.__________________ = _________________
- If spacers are required to get the right height, these can be supplied. They are available in 2, 4, 6, 8, 10 and 22mm.
- Now you are ready to fit your transmission.
- Make sure that the transmission is properly supported when fitting.
- When bleeding the clutch, evacuate dirty or contaminated clutch fluid, and use new fluid and we recommend Bendix Dot 4.
- Finally the clutch must be run in by driving normally for at least 1500km’s.
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