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 Post subject: Re: Clutch advice?
PostPosted: Tue Feb 20, 2018 9:16 pm 
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Here's where we're at...

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Inner race is on the plunger, the rest of the bearing was in the bottom of the clutch housing.

The condition of the thrust plate felt fine, but I'll check what that mark/chunk is that I only saw on this pic

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The inside of the wok.

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I think I'm just up for the bearing. But why the hell did it collapse? I've done about 2.5K kays since the build...Maybe I'd be better off with the flat faced, so called higher spec bearing.

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 Post subject: Re: Clutch advice?
PostPosted: Tue Feb 20, 2018 9:25 pm 
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Wow. That would explain your problem. :shock:

Morbo28 wrote:
But why the hell did it collapse? I've done about 2.5K kays since the build...

Is it possible the clutch adjustment done after the build was such that the bearing never actually left the face of the diaphragm, so was continuously rotating, even with your foot off the clutch? That would wear it out pretty quickly.

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 Post subject: Re: Clutch advice?
PostPosted: Wed Feb 21, 2018 4:55 pm 
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Possible...not sure.

Okay so new bearing installed. I'm not sure how to setup the two nuts to adjust the amount of play. Do I set it here out of the car, or do it by feel in the car?

If anyone has a link to the setup instructions that would be appreciated. Just trying to search on my phone in the shed, not having much luck

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 Post subject: Re: Clutch advice?
PostPosted: Wed Feb 21, 2018 4:56 pm 
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Morbo28 wrote:
Possible...not sure.

Okay so new bearing installed. I'm not sure how to setup the two nuts to adjust the amount of play. Do I set it here out of the car, or do it by feel in the car?

If anyone has a link to the setup instructions that would be appreciated. Just trying to search on my phone in the shed, not having much luck

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Okay sorry found the instructions just after I sent this!

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 Post subject: Re: Clutch advice?
PostPosted: Wed Feb 21, 2018 6:28 pm 
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You really should buy the workshop manual...

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 Post subject: Re: Clutch advice?
PostPosted: Wed Feb 21, 2018 7:00 pm 
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Thanks man, good tip

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 Post subject: Re: Clutch advice?
PostPosted: Wed Feb 21, 2018 7:46 pm 
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New bearing installed

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and

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Read to go back in

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Adjustment settings

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I've installed the wok, I'll set the clearance and button the rest of it up when I get a chance. I'm taking the opportunity to do oil and filter and degrease (oil everywhere from a rocker cap leak :/ )

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 Post subject: Re: Clutch advice?
PostPosted: Wed Feb 21, 2018 8:23 pm 
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I hate those clutch bearings , not a lot of contact area to the pressure plate
Guess I was lucky when I had my engine and box built back in 2011 that I got a nos flat face bearing

I keep any second hand ones that may come my way
have one for my other gearbox I built

new flat face bearings are now available I hear :D


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 Post subject: Re: Clutch advice?
PostPosted: Wed Feb 21, 2018 9:20 pm 
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Hey slacko, yes I had this bearing sent from a local supplier, I should have got a flat faced one. In hindsight there were indicators that the bearing was going. If I hear them again I'll switch to a flat faced on.

I think misalignment caused mine to fail.

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 Post subject: Re: Clutch advice?
PostPosted: Thu Feb 22, 2018 12:22 am 
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I Thought I should advise ausmini Members I now have
the flat faced clutch release bearing in stock

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 Post subject: Re: Clutch advice?
PostPosted: Thu Feb 22, 2018 6:42 am 
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Hey John, good info. I actually saw that you had them in stock, but not til after I got this one from a local supplier, dammit! Next time I grab something from you I'll order one ready to go for one of the Minis if needed.

In fact I think I have already added it to my account basket on your site :)

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 Post subject: Re: Clutch advice?
PostPosted: Thu Feb 22, 2018 4:59 pm 
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Just to finish this thread off, it's all installed, adjusted and it's the best it's ever been.

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 Post subject: Re: Clutch advice?
PostPosted: Fri Feb 23, 2018 6:09 pm 
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Small update. Driving along and heard ... Tink...tink tink tink...tink...tink tink...


Counted the scraps of the old bearing...missing two ball bearings. Might just have to get this puppy back up on the stands. Still, it's actually quite a quick job, and who needs knuckles anyway.

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