Davie's Activa Clutch

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Re: Davie's Activa Clutch

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I appreciate the effort Jim, and that's good progress today, but please don't do too much at a time and burn out. I feel a bit guilty when you do burn out, even though my car is probably well down the list of problems coming your way just now.

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Davie, I burn out anyway every now and again... It goes with the territory...

From now on, little and often should see a lot done very quickly...

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Frustrated :( Just started work on this job and it starts to rain.... :evil: :evil: :evil:

Did get a bit done in the end; pressure regulator is now refitted... It's not much but every little thing fitted is one less thing that needs to be fitted...

Hopefully I can do a bit more after work tomorrow afternoon...

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CitroJim wrote:
Did get a bit done in the end; pressure regulator is now refitted... It's not much but every little thing fitted is one less thing that needs to be fitted...
Precisely my philosophy!

If only I could adhere to it instead of worshipping the gods of procrastination. :(

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myglaren wrote: If only I could adhere to it instead of worshipping the gods of procrastination. :(
I don't do gods and that P word you mentioned is too long and difficult for me to understand :lol:

I guess you'll explain it's meaning to me one day at some unspecified time in the future ;)

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Procrastinate now!...................don't put it off :rofl2:

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Re: Davie's Activa Clutch

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Bit more done this afternoon :D LHM reservoir and remaining hydraulic bits refitted...

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Re: Davie's Activa Clutch

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Once you get it done Jim give it a run about for a while to make sure it's ok. Take it to somerset to see your dad. You will then know if it compares with your own one. Still take your time though. Baby steps. I'm on burn out just now after the weekend. Pushed too hard yesterday, good day at the rally, then drove all the way home, left at 3.30, 420 miles later home at 11.30. Far too much for me.

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Oh yes indeed Davie, it's not coming home to you until I'm 100% satisfied it is all 100% good and will remain so...

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Re: Davie's Activa Clutch

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Much progress today :D and one smallish setback :evil:

The car is presently up on its wheels and it runs... No hydraulic leaks and everything works a treat...

The front brakes are all done and the handbrake now works so well I was able to do up the hub nuts against it :D

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The engine bay still has a gap to enable easy access to the clutch slave cylinder as the clutch still needs to be bled...

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And here is the car on all four wheels sitting at normal height...

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The setback is this. I filled the gearbox up with oil and a puddle appeared underneath it :twisted:

Investigation determined it was the long driveshaft (the easy one :)) seal leaking...

I lost a litre of oil at least I know why it leaked and I can now bust a myth..

The seal you supplied Davie was the wrong one.. Too small in outside diameter...

I had a BE3 one is stock and that looked OK but oddly, the driveshaft was really tight in it and I thought at the time, this is too tight.. Now I know why as BE3 driveshafts are smaller diameter compared to ML5 ones..

I now just need to get one. Will order one in a bit.

Once the correct seal is fitted, the gearbox refilled and the clutch bled, that's it... Job done :D

I'm just pleased it's that seal and not the other one... The other one would be a right PITA to do in-situ and would need driveshaft and hub fully removing again...

Tomorrow I hope to get the clutch bled...

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Re: Davie's Activa Clutch

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BE3 29x47x11
ML5 32x50 x 10

Surprised it held in the housing!

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That's excellent progress Jim. Shame about the hiccup but at least a fairly easily resolved one.

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RichardW wrote: Surprised it held in the housing!
Now I see the sizes, me too Richard!

New one is on order, along with replacement oil..

Steve, yes, it all seems to have suddenly come together...

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Sterling work Jim .

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