Davie's Activa Clutch

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Re: Davie's Activa Clutch

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A bit more work done today...

Firstly, here's a piccy of the new oil seal in place and just waiting for some assistance to pop the driveshaft back in...

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Happy to say, no leaks at all from anywhere on the car :-D

Today though... Bloody Activas :twisted: What are they like? Went to close the driver's door and the handle fell off in my hand...

I had to pop the door card off and take a look. The little brass-coloured setscrew that holds the handle mechanism had fallen out :roll:

Never known that before..

This is the guilty party:

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Then I thought I'd refine the clutch bleeding as I felt the pedal was a tad low...

Tried a new method using a G Cramp on the slave cylinder to do a bit of a single-handed bleed job by pushing the slave piston back just in case of trapped air in the slave itself south of the belled point. It didn't work all that well and it was only after I found the rubber floor mat was right under the pedal and restricting its movement :twisted: :roll: :wink:

This was the method I tried:

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The very last job I'll do is the promised engine oil and filter change...

Then it really is good to go... I may even wash it if I get time...

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Re: Davie's Activa Clutch

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That Activa happens to like it with (what it believes to be) its' new owner in Newport Pagnell, and doesn't want to leave! She needs to head up to Scotland to see what the Scottish winding roads are like. Then she might find she prefers it up there.

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Re: Davie's Activa Clutch

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I'm glad my car has taught you something new on activas lolol. I hope it's not a prenomition of coming north and thinking it's going to be a cold lonely salty life up here. Can you speak nicely to him and let him know he's going to get a nice warm darkened garage to sleep in for winter, away from all the nasty weather, and that I am going to get him medical attention to the sore bits on his door shuts please? Ps the warm bit may be a bit far fetched but it will be better than outside lol

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I'll do just that Davie, that'll be great reassurance for him :D

And James, so true, as long it's just in the sunny summer ;)

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Re: Davie's Activa Clutch

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I will have to give him a run up the A9 to Scrabster so I get the boat to the orkenies. That will give him a bit of every kind of road!

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Lucky him :D

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do the sheep up there bounce when you hit them ?
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dangerous thick things, most with a death wish

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I remember one bouncing quite well of the front of our vw caravelle boats car. Fecking thing did a fair bit of damage. I did get hit at about 80mph though!

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Re: Davie's Activa Clutch

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The next time I have to bleed a clutch, I think I'll try my vacuum tool on it. With very low vacuum applied (just above gravity, not enough to risk 'pulling' any seals) it should slowly be able to um 'suck' any air clean out.

Applying a large vacuum would be asking for trouble, the same way as doing the same at a (conventional) hydraulic bleed nipple. Conventional as in brake fluid rather that 'green blood'.

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Re: Davie's Activa Clutch

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Clutches are always notoriously hard to bleed Andy so a vacuum approach may be good...

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CitroJim wrote: Today though... Bloody Activas :twisted: What are they like? Went to close the driver's door and the handle fell off in my hand...

I had to pop the door card off and take a look. The little brass-coloured setscrew that holds the handle mechanism had fallen out :roll:

Never known that before..

This is the guilty party:

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Had that happen to me before Jim! :roll: Not on my car though, on Dad's I think. Is that the threaded rod where the thread pushes into a clip ?

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Re: Davie's Activa Clutch

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Think its that nut in the centre of the picture holding the door handle that Jims on about. Could be wrong.

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xantiamanic wrote:Think its that nut in the centre of the picture holding the door handle that Jims on about. Could be wrong.

Nope, you're 100% correct Mike :D

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Re: Davie's Activa Clutch

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Jim, could you run the lexia over it, the eml was coming on if I have it the boot in a high gear at a lowish speed. Is is possible that it's overboosting?

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Re: Davie's Activa Clutch

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I will do Davie, could well be... Not seen the EML personally. Will report back...