86 4000 CSQ advice
maxjoyce at ipa.net
Tue Aug 16 22:09:05 EDT 2005
My clutch issues were more of the type where I had too much pedal
free play(like 2") and short of blaming the cigar butt-looking return
spring WAY up under the dash, I simply lengthened the rod adjustment
between the pedal and the master cylinder. I had already bled the
air out and flushed the system with new brake fluid.Takes a 10 and 11
mm open end wrench to accomplish the adjustment. Got the free play
to about 3/4", and man what a difference in the feel of the clutch.
My firewall doesn't flex under these circumstances, but I will
continue to watch it periodically. that $100 for the adapter is a
bargain compared to having someone re-weld reinforcements in there.
At 07:30 PM 8/16/2005, Ed Kellock wrote:
>Another thing to consider is the cracked firewall syndrome. That can
>reduce the effectiveness of the clutch system and cause hard shifting.
>BTDT with my urq.
>Here's a slick remedy for that from the creator...
>From: "Jeffrey P Lewis" <jplewis at ucsc.edu>
>Date: 2004/02/24 Tue PM 06:14:35 MST
>To: ekellock at adelphia.net
>Subject: Re: urq clutch firewall brace
>The braces are .110 steel, waterjet cut, pecision bent,
>tig welded, then powdercoated.
>You do_not have to bleed any of your clutch/brake system
>to install it. I include instructions.
>I will send you a pic of one actually bolted to the
>steering rack, and clutch master cylinder, while out of
>the car. It's very difficult to see it installed.
>Let me know if you have any other questions.
>----- Original Message -----
> > There isn't any grinding, just hard to push into gear. You wouldn't
> > know the location of the oil fill plug would you? would it be pretty
> > crack it open and check for oil? Or does the quattro have a tranny
> > Thanks
> > Rory
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