Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: Perth West Australia
Re: Dirty clutch fluid
Originally Posted by mcdennis1
I changed the brake fluid today. used motul RBF600. I tryed to change the fluid for the clutch also, But the clutch pivot arm is inside the bell houseing. Imposible to get at. I checked the clutch fluid and it was black, I have never seen clutch or Brake fluid that dirty before in my life. And I bet that is the reason behind my clutch problems. I took the car into ford and he said that it was normal for the clutch fluid to be black after 5000klm.
Anyway I was wondering if you have a BA XR8 or GT with a manual Gear box
can you report the condition on you clutch fliud along with milage you have done in you car and if you have had any issues with your clutch. My XR8 has done 7500Klm and the clutch peddle was getting very stiff under high rpm shifting and gettin worse by the day . It is book in to ford on tuesday to have the clutch fluid replaced with Motul RBF600 so we will see if that was the cause of my clutch problem.
You sir need to ring Mal Woods and replace the self terminating POS called a terminator that FMC put in the cars
. The clutch fluid is black because it has been boiling because the standard clutch is complete crap for anything beyond a standard car. There have been reports of clutch dramas from most people who have fitted under drive pulleys to GTs and XR8s. Some have even had the clutch issue from simply fitting a CAI, thats how on the limit theses things are. Two solutions 1. Keep the car standard. 2. Fit a Mal Wood Clutch and pressure plate @ around $1300 from memory. Ring and talk to Mal he'll give you all the run down.
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