by Alistair de Ville
Date Added: Monday 14 April, 2003
Replacement unit seems excellent in every respect.
I have read that around 60k miles that this can leak/pack up, so I decided to change it. The hydraulic union requires a 10mm spanner and the bleed nipple 8mm. I managed to do the job mostly through the apperture left by the removed drivers wheel, some underneath (car jacked and on stands) and from inside the engine bay to remove the top cylinder holding bolt. On assembly of the new unit, screw in the hydraulic union hand tight FIRST - this avoids cross threading etc if done last, then attach the cylinder to the engine/gearbox. I found that with the one man bleed kit (a length of hose with a one way valve immersed in a jar of brake fluid) worked although I lost count of the clutch pedal presses to get all the air out. I now have a much smoother clutch take up and hopefully no fear of failure for another 60k miles. Remember to grease the end of the push rod where it pushes on the clutch actuation lever - this prevents an annoying high pitched squeal at idle with the clutch out.
Rating: [5 of 5 Stars!]