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I think my clutch may be on its way out. the bite point on the pedal travel is extremely high, like right at the top. I dont know if its ever been changed before- probably not. Im not sure if its slipping, ive not really noticed it so I will try adjusting the cable for now.
Just want to know how hard chaging the clutch is? I know I remove the cover plate to get to it, but how is it removed then? and do i need any specail tools or anything to compress the clutch?

I am installing nitrous soon and going up the 1/4 mile at pv, so it may be worth just changing it anyway. i can get a vauxhall one on trade club.
 

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Phil349 said:
I think my clutch may be on its way out. the bite point on the pedal travel is extremely high, like right at the top. I dont know if its ever been changed before- probably not. Im not sure if its slipping, ive not really noticed it so I will try adjusting the cable for now.
Probably a good start. If it's not slipping then there's a good chance that it's just missadjusted.

Phil349 said:
Just want to know how hard chaging the clutch is? I know I remove the cover plate to get to it, but how is it removed then? and do i need any specail tools or anything to compress the clutch?
Possibly. Depends on whether you've got an early type flywheel or a later one.

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I am installing nitrous soon and going up the 1/4 mile at pv, so it may be worth just changing it anyway. i can get a vauxhall one on trade club.
Up to you and yes it should be on tradeclub (IIRC).
 

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standard one will NOT handle a decent dose of nitrous, too much torque will make it slip.
get a "national sports clutch" for it mate, only about 100 quid if you shop around.

As to how easy it is, depends on if you have the thick or thin flywheel, on the thicker one you ahve to either pull the box off or, pull the contents out of the box
 

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knackered clutch will show up in high gears, i.e crusing on the motorway at 60 ish in 5th, floor the pedal, engine revs spike up then slowly come down and then car accelerates.
 

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knackered clutch will show up in high gears, i.e crusing on the motorway at 60 ish in 5th, floor the pedal, engine revs spike up then slowly come down and then car accelerates.

Or carry on going up, and up and up, to the rev limit.

as it gets worse, it'll do it in lower and lower gears.

Mine was down to 1/2 throttle in 3rd when I replaced it.
 
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