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Old 13th-November-2010, 21:20
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Default Series 3 clutch

My series 3 clutch has become short on the travel and moves when the clutch pedal is lifted slightly It has new pressure plate and clutch plate Do you think it could be the master or slave cylinder If so is it better to replace or rekit
Series 3 has 110 2.5 petrol fitted and keeps running on after swithing off any ideas Have been told it could be advance or retard

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Allan
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Old 14th-November-2010, 10:00
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Has the problem with the clutch only started since you had the new one fitted?
If not have you tried bleeding the hydraulics or checking the reservoir on the master cylinder to see if the fluid level is low?
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Old 14th-November-2010, 16:21
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Default Re: Series 3 clutch

It's not unknown for the hydraulics to start leaking after fitting a new clutch, mainly due to the slight sudden increase in pressure needed to compress the new diaphragm/springs. Whatever is causing it was probably on the way out anyway if that's any consolation.
If you're losing fluid and you can't see where it's going, then look at the slave; if you're not losing anything (or it's going all over your left boot) then master cyl- obviously.
Slaves are worth cleaning up and a new seal- I always renew master cylinders. It's never worth arsing around with them IMHO. they always end up leaking again through wear. Cheap enough for what they are.

Running on is usually due to glowing carbon (occasionally wrong plug type), and what it's telling you is that things are overheating.
So, retarded timing, cooling system problems are the first things. The former is the most likely.
Very occasionally I have known this caused by slack timing chains- but not on Land Rovers
HTH
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Old 14th-November-2010, 21:51
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Might be worth Checking to see if UNC bolts on slave cylinder - one of mine was seriously corroded and was hangin on buy a nats cock, meant that cylinder was pushing away from housing, hence poor travel (piston locked up as at angle)....

strange one but if nobody told you it would take along time to find (as it did me!!!!)
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Old 14th-November-2010, 21:58
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worth checking the flexi pipe aint expanding too.
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Old 14th-November-2010, 22:01
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also check the adjustment on the master cylinder next to servo
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Old 15th-November-2010, 05:17
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Default Re: Series 3 clutch

Thanks for the responses I have decided it not worth mucking around so will get new master and slave cylinder kits and pipe

The fan was on the wrong way and I think it was an overheating problem Will check out when clutch is sorted

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