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help folks :(

Over the last 2 days i've fitted a fresh 300tdi into my defender 90. i have fitted a 130 friction plate and used the same flywheel and pressure unit as before. only thing is now the clutch drags which means its crunchy going into 1st and 2nd and reverse is engine off :(

I have no clue, the plate was fitted the correct way round, i've dismantled and checked all hydraulics and bled. release bearing is sitting on the forks.

i've welded the arm as per Mr. Henson and it has the correct adjoining bar fitted to meet with the slave.

the biting point seems fairly normal about 1/3rd pedal travel. but it drags and i guess doesn't fully release. :(

the clutch maust had always been dragging as the truck would never go into reverse cleanly and only go into first cleanly if pushed slowly. i always thought the box was knackered.

i've only got tomorrow before it is needed for work.

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what do you meen by dragging? failing to disengage or slipping??

did you replace the two little () < that shape things on the end of the clutch fork

pressure plate was at fault on mine an slipped when i put me foot down also

how did your flywheel look glazed high spots??

dave

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I had a similar issue, although not as severe. It settled out after three or four days, weather it was primarily the clutch plate or spigot bearing I still do not know.

It was very bad for about a day, tolerable the next but still disconcerting, and finally "good enough," and now totally gone. I think the master cylinder adjustment also played a role however.

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what do you meen by dragging? failing to disengage or slipping??

did you replace the two little () < that shape things on the end of the clutch fork

pressure plate was at fault on mine an slipped when i put me foot down also

how did your flywheel look glazed high spots??

dave

by dragging i mean its failing to disengage. two little clips went back on but weren't replaced with new. flywheel was glazed and had high spots so was swapped for one without (off original 300tdi)

as a bit of an update i've done about 20 or so miles since fitment, and apart from a loose heater hose the engine has been spectacular. performance isn't quite on par in the bottom end with my old 300 but the top end is vastly improved and it has a nice even pull with the turbo going. its lovely and smooth and is quiet at idle (by comparison).

most importantly the clutch is settling down and now all gears are selectable. the pedal feels like it has a little free play which i will take a look at. but is lighter than before. i think its a case of if its working then leave it.

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