[Mgs] slipping cluch

Don don at napanet.net
Fri Oct 26 17:47:04 MDT 2012

Oil on the clutch always caused slipping in my experience.  Back when 
I was a young guy and my MGA had this problem, learned how to remove 
its engine because of this issue.  Once the disc has oil on it, it's 
not gonna work properly, will slip especially when in high gear and 
you step on the accelerator.

At 01:13 AM 10/26/2012, PaulHunt73 wrote:
>There is no pressure in the hydraulics when the clutch pedal is 
>released. However if anything *were* causing there to be pressure, 
>then the clutch could slip.  Like brakes, the flex hose could be 
>delaminating internally and acting as a one-way valve, holding 
>pressure after the pedal is released.  If you pump the clutch with 
>the engine hot, then open the bleed valve and get a spurt of fluid, 
>then that is the likely cause.  OTOH it could simply be a worn 
>clutch, which is also accompanied by a high biting point.  Slipping 
>is usually evident on hard acceleration in 4th gear first, becoming 
>more noticeable on lesser acceleration and lower gears as it wears 
>more.  In my experience oil on the clutch cause grabbing, not slipping.
>----- Original Message -----
>>... Also after I drive the car for about 15 or 20
>>minutes the cluch seems to be slipping. I was wondering if low fluid level
>>could cause this. Maybe having lower preasure in the cluch line.

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