|April 21, 2011 - The release bearing needs to be set up with the correct clearance.|
To do this, I installed the bellhousing without the bearing and measured the distance from the mounting surface to the fingers on the pressure plate. Then I pulled the bellhousing off again, installed the release bearing in the housing and made the same measurement. Using some teflon spacers, I set up the bearing with 0.100" clearance to the fingers. Voila! Time to move on.
entry 809 - tags: conversion, clutch, release bearing
|August 22, 2013 - Remember my clutch problem at Laguna Seca?|
Yes, it was way back in April. Well, here's the culprit. There was gunk in the system, clogging up little tiny passages. Since this was a brand new system when it was installed, it's amazing how much has accumulated. So this will become a regular maintenance item on the car in the future.
I cleaned out the reservoir and flushed the system out with brake cleaner. Nice and clean now.
entry 1090 - tags: clutch