Date: 4 Oct 2005 04:56:52 -0700
From: "Al" <alistairdorenospamo.com>
Subject: Re: C900 clutch pedal linkage play affecting Cruise Control


Grunff wrote: > Al wrote: > > > Whilst running through the Bentley Cruise Control (CC) checks on Sunday= (CC > > not functioning) I discovered the linkage to the slave(?) cylinder fro= m the > > pedal on the passenger side of the car is very loose. Its quite compet= ent, > > but this play could potentially mess up the settings, esp. electrical, = of > > the CC pedal switch. i.e. if I accidentally knocked the pedal up, it c= ould > > knock the pedal switch out and disable CC. The pedal switches are a gi= t to > > get at, as I had to remove the knee board. > > > > Question is, can the linking "u" connector on the slave cylinder be rep= laced > > easily? It seems to be all one piece or am I missing something here? s= hould > > there be some play? > > > > Bottom line is my CC stalk is not functioning correctly anyway but I can > > replace that and everything else seems to work, although there seems to= be > > no test for the CC module itself, other than check supply and ground. I > > guess if everything else is functioning and it still doesn't work it mu= st be > > the module. > > > It's the master cylinder, not slave. > > The pin you're talking about can be replaced; but you can't buy one on > its own. You either need to find a good used one, or buy a new clutch > master cylinder. > > Having said that, your chances of replacing it in situ without losing > clutch fluid are very slim. As such, I'd take this opportunity to > replace the master cylinder, or at least rebuild it with new seals. > > > -- > Grunff Grunff yeah I was told by my auto electrician brother in law it was the slave, hence the (?) as it made more sense for it to be the master... I don't think it's the pin, more the holes in the u-shaped bit of the link, but I haven't actually checked. If it is the pin I'll get one made for nothing by my lathe crazy Dad! If its the U link, I'll bodge it with correctly sized washers and epoxy. Not spending =A350+ for a bit of clutch play! I haven't sourced a new cruise switch yet so it's pretty irrelevant in the grand scheme of things. Thanks for the input, always appreciated. Al

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