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 Post subject: Re: Stronger Clutch Cables?
Posted: Mon Jun 03, 2013 9:49 am 
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FATT EF wrote:
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I've checked the feed and I've had my mechanic check the feed of the cable and nothing is visibly wrong.

Next time I might get a genuine Ford clutch cable and see if there's a difference in life.

Time to check the Gearbox / Clutch plate now me thinks.

Genuine cables haven't been available for some time.
It helps to have lube on the cable end point, and you made need to go through the whole thing....g'box snout, clutch fork and fork pivot and the 'shoulder bolt', fork insulator, clutch condition, etc.

 

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Posted: Mon Jun 03, 2013 10:31 am 
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cjh wrote:
Genuine cables haven't been available for some time.
It helps to have lube on the cable end point, and you made need to go through the whole thing....g'box snout, clutch fork and fork pivot and the 'shoulder bolt', fork insulator, clutch condition, etc.



good thing i still have one cable in its plastic bag :lol:
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Posted: Mon Jun 03, 2013 11:16 am 
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Cheers cjh, I'll be making a check list indeed!
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Posted: Sat Jun 29, 2013 12:17 pm 
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Update:

I've just installed an Exedy Standard 6cyl clutch kit and oooh man is it good!
Light and smooth, and it's actually shifting better with my short shifter stick.
The heavy duty Clutch Industries unit I had was freakin' heavy and started hurting my knee joint.
I can already tell my clutch cable is going to go the distance now.

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Posted: Sat Mar 01, 2014 12:45 pm 
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Well here I am again...

This cable has lasted 8 months...gives me the sh**s... At least I can feel it before it happens now.

Clutch pull starts feeling lighter and more slack until it "pops".

Makes me feel like converting back to flamin' automatic (shudder).
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Posted: Sat Mar 01, 2014 12:52 pm 
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Posted: Sat Mar 01, 2014 1:22 pm 
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Mad2 wrote:
what do you mean by "pops"


When the cable snaps and my foot hits the firewall.
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Posted: Sat Mar 01, 2014 1:24 pm 
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FATT EF wrote:
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what do you mean by "pops"


When the cable snaps and my foot hits the firewall.



ahhh! ok - did you check any of the cables BEFORE they broke ?
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Posted: Sat Mar 01, 2014 1:42 pm 
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Mad2 wrote:
FATT EF wrote:
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what do you mean by "pops"


When the cable snaps and my foot hits the firewall.



ahhh! ok - did you check any of the cables BEFORE they broke ?


Yep, they're all snapping at the clutch fork end. Where the metal nib is.
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Posted: Sat Mar 01, 2014 4:36 pm 
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 Post subject: Re: Stronger Clutch Cables?
Posted: Sat Mar 01, 2014 7:40 pm 
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Make sure there are no sharp edges at the insulator on the fork.
Also when fitting a new cable, lube that point with some thick Moly grease or Anti-sieze.
Make sure the cable is adjusted properly too.

 

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Posted: Sat Mar 01, 2014 7:45 pm 
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make sure the centre isn't pulled out of the insulator, also make sure the 2 fingers are not bent

 

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Posted: Sat Mar 01, 2014 8:20 pm 
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make sure the centre isn't pulled out of the insulator, also make sure the 2 fingers are not bent


Yes, that too.....I had the 2 fingers go straight on me once.....had to replace the Insulator then.

 

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Posted: Sat Mar 01, 2014 8:25 pm 
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mine weren't level, and rubbed through the cable. peak hour, cnr of princes highway and ferntree gully rd

 

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Posted: Sun Mar 02, 2014 10:47 am 
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Beaut! Thanks guys, i'll run through those things and see how we go.
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