[urq] clutch cylinder seals shot on urq
smarinello at entouch.net
Mon Jul 21 17:13:16 PDT 2008
So...the '83 had been sitting for a while since the last drive; maybe
five or six weeks. It's hot in Houston this summer, too. The sixteen
year old decides he'll do dad a favor and fire it up and drive it a
little. Unfortunately, he seems to have developed a new attitude from
some friends that old means balky and you've got it force it. Does he
remember to slowly pump the pedals 20 times as per his old fart dad's
instructions...nah, he forgot...never even heard me say that. Anyway,
he fires it up and goes out on a drive. Noticed the brake light come
on, but it went off. Noticed the clutch pedal wasn't coming up
quickly. Also noticed he had to cram it into gear a few times...
After years of getting away without breaking anything by babying it
until it's lubed up and warmed, it's really messed up. Sometimes the
pedal doesn't come up at all. The first time I drove it after he picked
me up that day and I dropped him off at the theatre, the tranny clanked
when I shifted it into gear. (WTF??!) The clutch pedal was....really
messed up. I'd asked him why the f he was stomping the clutch pedal
down and forcing the shifter, at which time I was hit in the face with
the aforementioned, "It's old, so you've got to force it" crap.
Luckily it was only a half mile drive point to point before I could get
him out of the drivers' seat. Where did I go wrong?!
SO, I assume the seals in the slave cylinder are toast. REbuild or
replace...or replace and rebuild for a spare? Or just pay someone to do
it because this new job is taking way too much of my time. Any advice?
The clanking tranny is still showing up in my nightmares, but it only
did it once. Probably trashed syncro's, too, right?
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