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So, what happened:
I was rewinding the piston back while, at one point....ping, the piston spring forward and locked the tool in place.

I've applied my titanic strength and bulk, but no joy.

I was forced into a new caliper that, luckily enough, was available at Eurocarparts: 30 minutes and I was back at swearing.

Giving the old caliper back, with the tool stuck in it.. :grin:, have proven worth much more than the tool itself... so... with the refund I can buy more than the tool
 

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I was forced into a new caliper that, luckily enough, was available at Eurocarparts: 30 minutes and I was back at swearing.

Yes!! A man who fixes cars the way I do. Bless you my son.
Sometimes a good swear is almost as powerful as plusgas.
 

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I've found a really cheap V-Spoke 16' alloy in excellent condition, with good tyre on it, so I guess I'll go with it with my new spare.

Also, someone here posted a spare wheel bag... that looks absolutely juicy.
But all this will need to wait at least one week.

Holidays approaching.
 

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Something easy and hidden... but yet quite elegant.







Next step is to buy some "space saver" spare kit to fit inside the wheel... along a proper bonnet cleanup.
 

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Elisecarparts slave clutch cylinder bracket.
This should stop the slave cylinder from flexing, and reduce clutch arm traverse.

I hope this should (greatly) improve the gear change.
I admit this is a very high quality piece of kit.

Today is fitting day >:)







 

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The first attempt at fitting the bracket has failed.

The space is very limited.
I need more time and tought on how the best fit.
 

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The first attempt at fitting the bracket has failed.

The space is very limited.
I need more time and tought on how the best fit.
Does it use a different gearbox mounting hole to the original bracket then?
 

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I didn't quite reach the point to undo the gearbox casing bolt, as I was struggling to try and put the bracket in place before undoing stuff.
But it seems the right dimensions.

I thought the job was easier, so I started late in afternoon, I had not optimal lighting, so desisted.

It also seems that some of the coolant tubing needs to be spaced a bit, to allow those needed millimeter.
 

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Discussion Starter #73
All new rear right calipers in place.
Handbrake lever now as solid as rock.

Next time I'll finish the right left side.

Changed oil with Helix fully synthetic 5w40, along filter, of course.
Let's see if anything improve.

I need or a new engine, or a rebuild.
Still undecided. Both really expensive.

Oil leaks, and a nasty rattle from the engine bearings is no good sign.
Of two "renowned specialists", no one diagnosed the engine bearing rattle or fixed the leaks, even though I expressly asked to fix the first and investigate the second.
Just replacing the head gasket.
 

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So... How is the gear change now?

Much worse.
Let me explain.

The gear lever mechanism is so light and exact, that I move the hand, and it is just in position to engage the gear.
The crank bell, trough the cables, effortlessly drive the lever, with short, fast and prices movements.

So why is much worse?

Because now, with such a direct connection, I feel the full difficulty and roughness in engaging the gear.

I ve spent more times reading forums and discussion... And yes, I ve arrive at the conclusion that the arm doesn t disengage fully.

Why? Mainly two possibilities:

1. I ve wrongly bleed the clutch.
2. I ve been sold two lemon cylinders, that leaks air.

Now, how I ve been able to bleed my brake system fully... I believe I should manage to bleed the clutch.
Anf I ve done this mutiple times now.
I m tempted to exclude this...

So, it leaves me with the cylinders.
They never worked well....
 

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I went the "cheap" route this time.

As both cylinder where "new", I decided to buy both reconstruction kit, but from Rimmer.
Not only they turned out cheaper respect other "random" ebay seller but, at this point, I start to be more conservative of where I put my money.

If things will not improve, than I have to look somewhere else...
 

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Small update:

Oil change
Two weeks after changing to Helix 5w40 Full Synth:
Oil level checked daily.
No drop in level.
Under car seems cleaner... engine a LOT smoother, rattle reduced.
Go figure.



Gear change
Managed to fit Mike satur Bell Crank.
I had to hammer the pin in. Can't see why. Spent 2 hours trying to fit it gently (already done in the past).
No way.

Anyway, after fitting it, change is still rough, but gears engage a LOT better.


I still have to redo the seals for the two cylinders.
In a few weekend I'll try it.
 
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