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hi ppl

just a quick question, when the car get warm (usually the outside temp not car temp) it doesnt change gears very well. the last

time it did it was the worse as the biting point was on the floor and it would only just crunch into first to get home.

we bled the clutch and there was air in it, which helped a little but i was told its common because the clutch pipe is plastic

and expands in the heat, therefore letting in air. would getting a braided pipe help or am i waisting my money? i noticed SJ did

one for £38 iirc for a V8 so not sure it will fit the GT3

anyone else had this issue

thanx in advice

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OUR CURRENT COLLECITON :- MODIFIED LOTUS ESPRIT, FULL VEILSIDE SUPRA (BEAST 409.3bhp), NEW ADDITON TO THE TROOP, 1996 S CLASS MERC (FULLY PIMPED OUT, DUB EDITION)

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Yup - fit a braided pipe, then make absolutely sure all air is bled. This may mean removing the slave cylinder from its mount to ensure no pockets at the top. It'll make a world of difference!

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Hi

Thanx for the reply. Have you fitted a SJ one to your GT3?

OUR CURRENT COLLECITON :- MODIFIED LOTUS ESPRIT, FULL VEILSIDE SUPRA (BEAST 409.3bhp), NEW ADDITON TO THE TROOP, 1996 S CLASS MERC (FULLY PIMPED OUT, DUB EDITION)

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If you've got air in it you've got seals gone somewhere.

The tube does swell a little under pressure and extreme heat but it most definately won't be letting air in.

If your running your original slave you'd be wise to look at replacing/refurbing it at the same time

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thanx simon, my garage guy just said the same thing tbh

a bloke i know with a GT3 got a braided hose and it didnt fit so he used a land rover slave cylinder. i have contacted SJ to ask if there's fits as its for a V8 it says

**steve just said i chose the wrong one lol, seems to be about 4 different types but he put me straight

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OUR CURRENT COLLECITON :- MODIFIED LOTUS ESPRIT, FULL VEILSIDE SUPRA (BEAST 409.3bhp), NEW ADDITON TO THE TROOP, 1996 S CLASS MERC (FULLY PIMPED OUT, DUB EDITION)

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I've fitted several, and I find the SJ one pretty good. End fittings can sometimes vary on cylinders, but your local parts emporium should have unions. I keep a few just in case.

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