[Healeys] clutch slave cylinder

Michael Salter michaelsalter at gmail.com
Thu Apr 14 15:47:47 MDT 2016

Hi Ed,
My first guess would be that you have installed a bearing which is too high
so that even with the slave cylinder fully retracted and the correct length
push rod (check that you have the correct length push rod as well) the
bearing is still pressing on the clutch.
As you probably know there should be free play on that push rod once the
clutch is installed.
Michael S
BN1 #174

On Thu, Apr 14, 2016 at 5:14 PM, Ed O'Neal <Ed at wadsworthoneal.com> wrote:

> Gents,
> About 15K miles ago I replaced the clutch (1960 BT7) and put in a new
> throw out bearing.  Recently I heard the dreaded metal-on-metal sound when
> depressing the clutch peddle.  Upon removing the trans, I found the throw
> out bearing completely worn down to the steel casting – hence the
> metal-on-metal sound.  On reassembly, I noted that the clutch slave
> cylinder put constant thrust on the push rod keeping the bearing in contact
> with the pressure plate release arms.  Obviously this is what caused the
> throw out bearing to ware out so fast.  I replaced the master cylinder and
> blead the system extensively – absolutely no air in the system.  Yet the
> slave cylinder continues to press the throw out bearing into the pressure
> plate.  Any ideas as to why this is happening????
> Ed O’Neal
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