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Old 23rd January 2019, 20:11   #9671
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Thanks Andy , she broke her upper arm falling on cobbles in Durham and after seven weeks is feeling better enough to hopefully start driving in a couple of weeks and will claim the Connie auto for a while saving the clutch on the Tourer
Nowt wrong with an auto (Although Brian wont agree ) Glad you have a nice light clutch now, its a totally different pedal when its been bled correctly isn't it Pete
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Glad you are sorted Pete, hope the wife is on the mend no too!
Wow, what a saga.

If anyone deserves a change of luck for the better, patrolman pete is first in the queue.

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I bought a LUK Slave before fitting it to my ZT 1.8T. The Luk Slave I fitted a few years ago when changing the engine let go after a few thousand miles. I was all set to fit the new Luk. Then I bought another Slave at a fraction less than half-price of the new Luk one.

I decided to chance my luck and fitted the half price replacement CSC instead of the Luk. The cheaper one looked identical to the Luk one and you needed to look very closely to spot any differences.

I may live to regret using the cheap CSC ... that remains to be seen. All I know is I now have a clutch feel and operation which is the best of any MG ZT I have owned or driven.
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Old 23rd January 2019, 21:51   #9673
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Well my clutch is finally sorted out to my satisfaction thanks to the loan of Brian's easy bleed The garage back in November diagnosed the master cylinder was leaking against me telling them fluid around the pedal was off me topping it up to search for a leak. They fitted the part and I had a pedal again and my warranty paid the bill so I took the car home. Then next day I took the car for a run and the pedal failed again after 7miles ! I had the car recovered again telling the reception staff it was the slave as I told them originally . They again diagnosed the master cylinder saying it was a faulty part . They said they had road tested the car after changing it again and pronounced it fixed …………………… the pedal was back on the floor in 7 miles ! I took the car home without a clutch and the next day I told them to come and get the car when I was at work in case things got heated on my part !


This time they changed the slave but I was without the car for over a week while they waited for ramp space ( the wife was using our auto Connie by now) Eventually they rang me to collect the car . I paid the excess on the warranty and went to the car to drive home...………..the steering wheel and trim were covered in oily hand marks and the old clutch master diaphragm and filler cap dumped in the door pocket ! I started the car and couldn't get the gears as they hadn't bled the clutch properly ! My mate who works at the garage, who had been on holiday whilst this saga was taking place, calmed me down and stopped me from marching into the workshop, gave me the keys to his car and made me go home whilst he sorted it out. He bled it as best as he could so it was now working, he cleaned the car inside and out and reset the tracking as the steering wheel was left out of alignment and he brought it home for me . By this point I had other worries to deal with as my wife had broken her arm in a nasty fall so the car was just parked up and I used the Connie. Last week Brian called over to do a job on the Connie and got me to compare the clutch on his ZT against mine and agreed it needed bleeding properly and loaned me his kit. The pedal is like the clutch on a Japanese car now and after a bit more tinkering with the steering column bolts to reduce vibration the car is nice to drive once again.


The garage if you're wondering is a main dealer that takes in other makes and not a back lane outfit who probably would have done a better job
Ah super stuff Pete, at least it's sorted now.

I'll have to bob over soon, as I need to bleed the clutch on Mats's car.......it was typical he contacted me the day after I'd left the bleeding kit at your place

I managed to sort the FBH pipework out, and it's all plumbed in now.......but more of that over a cuppa methinks

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Old 23rd January 2019, 22:00   #9674
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If my mate had been at work he would have done it and it would have been right first time ! Bad luck did indeed follow us again however...………..

Last week after he'd finished his days work, he replaced a broken front spring and lower arm on his daughter's immaculate black mk1 tourer battling the poor light and once finished he retired for the night. Next morning he couldn't see or speak properly and was taken to hospital where they diagnosed a mini stroke. I'm glad to say he's recovered his eyesight and speech and his slight loss of feeling in one arm and is physically okay. He's having therapy as he said he can no longer read or write and can't concentrate. Not sure when he'll be well enough to drive his cars or return to work but I'll help him and his family to get my mate Gary back.
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Ah super stuff Pete, at least it's sorted now.

I'll have to bob over soon, as I need to bleed the clutch on Mats's car.......it was typical he contacted me the day after I'd left the bleeding kit at your place

I managed to sort the FBH pipework out, and it's all plumbed in now.......but more of that over a cuppa methinks

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I'm off work tomorrow Brian so I can get it to you before I pop over to see my mate Gary. I'll give you a tinkle in the morning so we can meet up
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I'm off work tomorrow Brian so I can get it to you before I pop over to see my mate Gary. I'll give you a tinkle in the morning so we can meet up
I'll be heading to Hartlepool to drop off a repaired FBH for Gary Nelson, and pick up a brake master cylinder for Dave Johnson, so depending on timing, it might be as easy for you to drop it off at Dave's place Pete.

Of course as it's my mam's birthday tomorrow, I may have to go there first........cake

I'll give you a bell.

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