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post #1 of 4 Old Oct 29th, 2008, 6:26 pm Thread Starter
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LT Clutch Cylinder Replacement

During CCR at Midway in August, there was some talk of drilling weep holes in the LT to give an indication of a leaking clutch cylinder before the fluid damaged the clutch. Does anyone know if there is a detailed procedure somewhere in the tech archives that I could pull down and use to check out my clutch. It has slipped a few times when starting off in first gear from a stop. Don't know if this means I already have fluid on the clutch plate or not.

Any help would be appreciated. It is no fun being consigned to a cage, and I don't want to do any more damage than may have already been done.
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Re: LT Clutch Cylinder Replacement

The first post in this thread has a great document that Kevin Cook created.

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Re: LT Clutch Cylinder Replacement

Oops, forgot to add the link. Here it is:
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Re: LT Clutch Cylinder Replacement

Sorry we didn't get to the weep hole demo at CCR, just ran out of time.

The best way to tell if the clutch is slipping is to get up to speed (60 mph or so) and roll on the trottle. If the RPMs go up wilth no acceleration - you have a slipping clutch. Trying to determine slippage at a start from a dead stop has too many variables. If you dump the clutch while turning above 3,500 rpm it will slip a bit until it locks up - all normal. It is always best to get the clutch locked up at a lower rpm (say 1,800) and them hammer it to get away from what ever you are avoiding. First gear is good to 60 mph and it is not how quick you are off the line but how quick you can get the clutch locked up off the line!

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