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bfr123
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clutch

Post by bfr123 » 8th November 2016 - 4:22pm

Hi Guys, I have recently had a new clutch made for my 412 and I am now experiencing a problem with it not releasing.

I took it out the other day and it was fine, I covered about 8 miles with no issues but on my return to home, it started to get difficult to engage gears and I had to pull over as it would not go into gear.

AA recovered me and said it was the master cylinder but didnt really confirm it. Any one experienced a similar issue? and has anyone got a master cylinder or knows where I can get one from.
Brian

1972 412 LE 2 Door Sedan (taxed tested used)
1979 VW Micro Bus (taxed tested used)
1975 VW Micro bus Auto (deluxe model with steel sliding sun roof) Just building it back up.

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Re: clutch

Post by purplepeter » 8th November 2016 - 6:00pm

Did You remove the packing clips?
(Apologies if You already know how to suck eggs!)

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Re: clutch

Post by purplepeter » 8th November 2016 - 11:22pm

Further thoughts that have occurred to Me are:
Check the Release arm, as it's not unknown for them to snap/bend at the narrowest part where it pivots on a ball
There are/were some NOS Slave cylinders knocking about, http://www.pastparts.co.uk/index.php?ro ... uct_id=583
Past Parts would be the obvious first port of call if Your Master Cylinder needs attention.

bfr123
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Re: clutch

Post by bfr123 » 9th November 2016 - 6:51am

thanks, yes I have checked the arm and it is ok, I am now going to remove both, the master and slave cylinder and check them over. This might take a while now with the dark nights and cold days upon us, might leave til it gets warmer.
Brian

1972 412 LE 2 Door Sedan (taxed tested used)
1979 VW Micro Bus (taxed tested used)
1975 VW Micro bus Auto (deluxe model with steel sliding sun roof) Just building it back up.

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