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    Default Clutch issue

    Hi guys. I have a 1996 300Tdi with 340 000km. About two months ago the clutch failed, so I replaced clutch master and slave, bled the system and all was good again.

    Now something has gone wrong. Again I canít engage any gears with the engine running, but if I engage first with the engine off, then start it, the clutch works like normal.

    Iíve changed the master cylinder again but still the same problem. Any ideas? Could it be the slave? Surely not the clutch or pressure plate??

    Neville du Plessis
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    Default Re: Clutch issue

    There's only 2 things left, I would take the easiest one first: change the slave.

    Opinion 2 is a well known issue, the fork tend to fail where the fork hinges. A common fix is to weld a piece of flat bar on the engine side of the fork.
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    Default Re: Clutch issue

    4 things to check

    1) clutch engagement adjustment rod on brake master cylinder
    2) slave has failed again (Britpart?)
    3) as mentioned, the fooking fork
    4) yes, the pressure plate has died
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    Mmmm....
    Saw a wet spot under the Kalahari. This is something I'm not used to.
    On the V8 it was ops normal.
    So I go looking.
    Found a crystal clear drop hanging on the "brace" connecting engine and bell housing, just under the slave cylinder.
    Smells like brake fluid.
    With a trip around December, I think I'll have to replace it before something spoils my trip.
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    Default Re: Clutch issue

    Reminds me of a trip a few years back.
    We left P.E. at 4am heading north. I get to about 50km from Cradock.
    "SOMETHING" tells me to start shuffling my feet towards the clutch pedal

    Mmm cant find the pedal, its missing and on the floor, so without the wife smelling a rat, i fiddle with the radio to tune a better station.
    Then we start climbing to Cradock on the passes. I need to change to 4th, decide to do a rev clutch change, all goes well.
    But when i need to change again wife asks Mmmm something wrong
    Yes, i have had no clutch for 30km

    Pulled into Cradock at first light.
    Fiddled and found master cylinder reservoir EMPTY.
    Topped it up and pumped a few times and got clutch again.
    Carried on to Upington. Got a refurb kit, LUCKILY at a small workshop, reworked and all good for that trip.
    Replaced when we got home with a new one.
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    Default Re: Clutch issue

    Nope.
    Pulled the slave and it was dry.
    Checked the breather and it was open. Just a pain to get the brass washers back on when fitting.
    Checked gearbox oil level and it came dripping out, so oil level is okay.

    After I tested the winch I noticed a spot.
    So the clutch wasn't used and it's dry.
    The gearbox was in neutral.

    So my conclusion is that it's engine oil.
    As I never had a great sense of smell, I had a volunteer to help.

    Between the suspect oil, hydraulic oil, engine oil and gearbox oil we couldn't pinpoint it. In fact he got all wine connoisseur on me explaining the smells in detail.
    But I'm fairly certain that it's enige oil. It'll have to wait until I open that part one day, most probably to replace the clutch.
    '07 Land Rover Defender 110 TDI 300 Kalahari (Meisiekind≤)
    '84 Land Rover Defender 110 V8 4-speed Hardtop (Meisiekind) Sold after 12 years of fun and hard work.
    The only thing needed for evil to triumph is for a good man to do nothing.

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