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26 minutes ago, esprit22 said:

Let me know if you want the exact location of where the spring and bracket are located and I will endeavor to take a photo of mine, 🏎️

A pic would be great thanks!

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Well I had a look this morning, can only just see from above, as situated below the turbo to airbox trunking, unable to get phone down there to take a photo 🤔 will need to remove trunking to gain access, will do when I've rid of a bad cold! 

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Chris, thanks for the offer but dont remove anything just for this. I will be able to experiment. I have the boot floor out and airbox already so plenty of room to try things.

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11 minutes ago, Steve4012 said:

Andy, isn't the rubber cover on the clutch fork supposed to be on the outside of the bell housing?

Yeah maybe. I have tried it on outside where it was originally and pushed in. Not really sure where its supposed to be but didnt make any difference to the issue.

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The new dust cover I got from SJ looks a fair bit larger than that one with probably an 8 to 10mm overhang on all sides of the gearbox opening. Great job with the spring,  looks very neat.

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Having fired mine up today after a bit of a period tucked up in the garage, I think I'm getting the same noise - a 'chirping' that goes away as soon as you apply a little pressure to the clutch pedal.

Being one to always assume the worst I was worried it might be the clutch input shaft/circlip failure issue - but slightly happier now that I've read this - will investigate further...



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