On Fri, 29 Apr 2005 18:46:02 +0100, "larry90"
>Following my misdemeanour with my clutch slave cylinder replacement -
>thankyou those of you that offered help - the sad fact is that this
>apparently benign activity CAN result in splitting the gearbox / engine
>The post that the release arm sits on will come away from the bellhousing
>remarkably easily and cannot be put back without opening the bellhousing. I
>could not believe this either but it was confirmed by two of my local LR
>dealerships, it has happened in the past to each of them.
>To reduce the chance of this happening, remove the two bolts from the slave
>cylinder to bellhousing and whilst supporting the body of the cylinder have
>someone put their foot slowly on the clutch pedal to eject the pushrod from
>the slave cylinder. Once you can get hold of the pushrod, slide the cylinder
>right off. The problem occurs if you simply pull the cylinder away from the
>bellhousing; because the dust cap "grips" the pushrod it effectively also
>pulls the release arm away from its pivot post, with the danger it actually
>comes off. At the very least, you risk detaching the pushrod from the
>release arm, not quite as disastrous but still to be avoided!!
>Hopefully this will stop others from suffering the frustration that I have
>just experienced. One other note, if you are splitting the g'box from the
>engine for some other reason, consider modifying the pivot fixing into the
>bellhousing; I have now tapped an M4 grub screw into the side of the pivot
>pin to make it very difficult to come out in an unplanned manner.
>Take care, Dave
thanks for sharing that, I had no idea.
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