streaky Posted August 24, 2005 Share Posted August 24, 2005 I have just fitted a 4.6Efi into the Disco that previously housed a 3.9 unit. Every thing works fine and today I took it out around Sharjah for a good blat. After 2 hours of driving in heavy traffic I noticed that the clutch pedal had more travel in it that before. When I got back to work I left the truck in the carpark for twenty minutes and then tried the clutch pedal again. To my surprise it was back to normal and I had a pedal right at the top of the stroke. This all points to the fluid getting too hot and losing it's hydroscosity. Does synthetic fluid suffer from heat in the same way as the regular hydraulic fluid? I'll try to lay my hands on some tomorrow and at the same time I'll make up a heat sheild from Nimus heat sheild. The 4.6Efi in my Defender doesn't have this problem... but all of the pipes have been wrapped in heat sheild already. Outside air temperature here is around 110 degrees and the extra heat from the stainless headers must be contributing in some way to this fluid failure.. Thoughts and feedback guys. Thanks + regards. Streaky Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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