Itinerant Air-Cooled Greetings From Florida XLIX

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Re: Itinerant Air-Cooled Greetings From Florida XLIX

Post by sgkent » Wed May 10, 2017 8:53 am

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sometimes mechanics in a hurry will ram down bolts one at a time all the way going around the disk 1 time. That warps the heck out of the diaphragm spring(s). The proper way is to use the input tool to hold the disk centered then turn a bolt in until a little tension is felt then tighten the opposing one a little, and then going round and round a few turns at a time in a cross pattern until the plate bottoms to keep the spring(s) from being overly stressed on one side vs the other - all the time trying to keep the diaphragm evenly tensioned. It is kinda like that one thread we read once a year where someone new says they were loosening or tightening a rocker arm shaft one side first all the way then the other, and the shaft snapped in half.
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Re: Itinerant Air-Cooled Greetings From Florida XLIX

Post by Amskeptic » Thu May 11, 2017 8:56 am

asiab3 wrote:
Mon May 08, 2017 3:31 pm
You wouldn't believe how much this thing chattered……

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No impact absorber springs in the clutch hub?

Did you conclude that "zealous over-greasing" was the cause of this chatter?
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Re: Itinerant Air-Cooled Greetings From Florida XLIX

Post by 70Crew » Sat May 13, 2017 3:19 am

Robbie, is that mine?

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Re: Itinerant Air-Cooled Greetings From Florida XLIX

Post by asiab3 » Sat May 13, 2017 8:48 am

70Crew wrote:
Sat May 13, 2017 3:19 am
Robbie, is that mine?
Hey there! It is! Or, it was! How's the truck driving out of storage?

Colin, see above. :joker: It was a combination of grease on the plate, the non-spring disc, and a slack-ish bowden tube.

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Re: Itinerant Air-Cooled Greetings From Florida XLIX

Post by 70Crew » Sat May 13, 2017 11:06 am

asiab3 wrote:
Sat May 13, 2017 8:48 am
70Crew wrote:
Sat May 13, 2017 3:19 am
Robbie, is that mine?
Hey there! It is! Or, it was! How's the truck driving out of storage?
Amazingly, it started right up with the first turn of the key. However, the front brakes pull violently to the left so I have an appointment soon with my friendly local German auto service shop.

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Re: Itinerant Air-Cooled Greetings From Florida XLIX

Post by Amskeptic » Mon May 15, 2017 8:10 am

70Crew wrote:
Sat May 13, 2017 11:06 am


Amazingly, it started right up with the first turn of the key. However, the front brakes pull violently to the left so I have an appointment soon with my friendly local German auto service shop.


Let us know if it was the left side that has the horrid wheel cylinder leak and what the brand of the wheel cylinder is.
(look under each boot)
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