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Posted 31 March 2012 - 03:28 PM
Finally after two and a half years of restoring my 1992 Esprit SE/spending my life savings it's finally got to the point where I can drive the car. The engine has been rebuilt and at present I can only get up to 5000rpm (still running the engine in.) I noticed last night that when I begin to accelerate in fourth and sometimes third gear the clutch appears to be slipping. Is it possible that the clutch just needs to be adjusted rather than replaced as it was only replaced 4000 miles ago? If this is the case how do I go about fixing it?
Thanks in advance
Posted 31 March 2012 - 08:38 PM
If I had spent my life savings and a long period of time repairing my Esprit and sought advice, I think I would be dissapointed if the CEO had started his response with an admonishing 'its in the manual'.
If it were not intented then I apologise.
If it were then I think he should apologise?
Posted 31 March 2012 - 08:58 PM
I think what you meant was along the lines of "The push rod may be mis-adjusted, check the manual for the correct setting", what could have been perceived is "That problem is covered in the manual. Check the manual". So I can see how it could have looked a bit off-hand to some people that don't know you.
Posted 02 April 2012 - 04:30 PM
Probably my fault for not making myself clear. I do have the manual and I was aware of this however I was just seeing if, through your vast wealth of knowledge, there might have been anything else you could think of before I started getting myself all dirty!
Anyway having delved into the manual and followed it's advice it would appear that someone might have been telling porky pies when it came to the maintenance of the vehicle. I was given a reciept for the clutch (an uprated one as well I might add) and can see that since it was fitted the car had done about 4000 miles. The clutch had already been adjusted and appears to be 75% worn. So either the guy who sold it to me has been a bit of a fibber (which I doubt because I have the reciept) or when he got the clutch fitted some naughty individual didn't actually replace it, sold on the new clutch and just adjusted the old one!
The only bit of this car I was sure that wouldn't need replacing actually does!!!! When will the torment (and spiralling costs) ever end??!!!!???
Posted 02 April 2012 - 04:33 PM
Posted 02 April 2012 - 07:36 PM
Posted 03 April 2012 - 07:27 AM
PS. the spiralling costs never end, after all an Esprit is a love affair not a hobby....
Edited by CHANGES, 03 April 2012 - 07:27 AM.
Posted 03 April 2012 - 08:23 AM
Posted 04 April 2012 - 03:32 PM
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