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Old 03-15-2015, 10:57 AM   #1
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Ghosting clutch.

Now I know this has been discussed a million times before.... One more time won't make any difference.

Went on a ride today and noticed I had more free play on my lever. I decided to adjust it to max and carried on. 2 miles down the road... I had gotten more play... I figured something was wrong. When I pumped it, it came back to nearly normal so I carried on some more.

10 miles further I decided to just crash box it a little and hope I could limp home.

Long story short. No clutch when I pulled into the driveway... clutch fluid was a fugly dark grey color, so who knows when last it was changed.

Should I just do the oring or replace the oem pos with one of those bling aftermarket units?
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Old 03-15-2015, 11:30 AM   #2
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You said it yourself

Replace the POS OEM unit with aftermarket.

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Old 03-15-2015, 11:33 AM   #3
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You new the answer before you even posted.............Now you just need to decide which aftermarket slave to get, any one of them will get the job done.
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Old 03-15-2015, 01:26 PM   #4
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Worst thing is I don't think any are available locally here in za.
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Old 03-15-2015, 07:26 PM   #5
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Worst thing is I don't think any are available locally here in za.
Do an eBay search. The shipping can't be that expensive (hopefully).
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Old 03-15-2015, 08:53 PM   #6
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I have 2 OEM slaves I can sell. 1 was installed for 32k miles, never a problem just replaced it for an Alaska trip. And 1 with 10k miles, never a problem replaced with Rekluse adjustable. PM to discuss prices if interested.
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Old 03-15-2015, 11:45 PM   #7
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Do an eBay search. The shipping can't be that expensive (hopefully).
Luckily for me, i found another member on a local forum who is bringing in a couple of them. all included works out around $250 delivered, which I dont think is too bad.


Thanks for the feedback guys.



Renogeorge, thanks for the offer but i decided to go aftermarket
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Old 03-16-2015, 02:37 AM   #8
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Hi

Had the same problem: I changed my cltuch fluid. Everything was fine.
Good Feeling on clutch as before.
You can try this before spend $$$ it is cheap.

WARNING:
Don't put some DOT 4, 5 , 5.1 or whatever in clutch (like me) It is not good, it is poly glycol thing which cook the clutch system.
Put some mineral fluid (magura or motorex) for clutch. (the same fluid Citroen used in hydraulic suspension , easy to find if you live in Europe, sadly it is not your sitiation)
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Old 03-16-2015, 07:59 AM   #9
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Put some mineral fluid (magura or motorex) for clutch. (the same fluid Citroen used in hydraulic suspension , easy to find if you live in Europe, sadly it is not your sitiation)
Or, use this:



Pure mineral oil, and available in any town that has babies.
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Old 03-16-2015, 12:12 PM   #10
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Or, use this:



Pure mineral oil, and available in any town that has babies.
Yes, apparently baby oil will work 100 % too.


I've got the new unit on order and should be here in a week. For shits and giggles, im going to bleed the old unit to see if I can restore any life in it for a short ride this weekend.
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Old 03-16-2015, 12:19 PM   #11
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I use fork oil and change it regularly, it always comes out grey and horrible.

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Old 03-16-2015, 12:41 PM   #12
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atf

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Old 03-16-2015, 11:37 PM   #14
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atf
like in gearbox oil?
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Old 03-17-2015, 02:13 AM   #15
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Well ATF is 7.5wt

Fork oil 2.5wt is what I suggest. Lighter clutch feel.
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