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Old 18-06-2007, 17:30   #1
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Great forum, but since joining I am now waiting for things to happen, whereas the world of the unknown was less stressful!
What are the problems with the zs clutch? Is it subject to sudden hydraulic failure or is it a faulty mounting bracket? or both.
What are the remedies and its cost.
Sheddist has a thread April 06 which mentions how to bleed system but this does not appear to be a straightforward operation. Is there not a bleed nipple on the clutch hydraulics?
Can someone attempt to put my mind at ease. I have this fear now of holidaying in France and the bloody thing just packs up. Will there be any tell tale signs.
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If you are lucky there can be warning signs. If, for example, the master cylinder is leaking then that can be obvious. it is possible to check for a dislocated master cylinder circlip also.

With the slave cylinder, you can remove it - very carefully as you do not want the piston to come out and inspect the bracket for cracks. Same for the master cylinder bracket.

If your clutch bite point has gradually sunk too low then there is air in there.

what you cannot guard against is the sudden breaking of the slave cylinder.
If that happens then the only solution is a replacement.

It is not impossible but very difficult and messy to bleed the OE system.
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Thanks. I will watch your ongoing thread with great anticipation.Still mythed on bleeding process though.Obviously new parts would have to be bled?
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Thanks. I will watch your ongoing thread with great anticipation.Still mythed on bleeding process though.Obviously new parts would have to be bled?
Not sure on that, aren't they a sealed for life system, hence why it's a pain to bleed it. The seperate parts have quick release mechanisms to stop fluid loss.
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