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Post Mon Mar 21, 2016 2:22 pm
Rosco 1.3L OHC 60bhp

Posts: 64
Your Full Name: Ross Mitchell
Whats RS's do you own: None
One thing that always bugged me about my car was the paddle clutch....I put up with it to start with but it made the car horrible to drive. Anyone that had a shot could barely drive it and it got to the point where I wasn't using it on that basis...

New fast road clutch in at weekend with new cable and fluids and the car is a completely different car! Clutch now feels as light as my 55 plate Audi, and is a pleasure to drive!

Been out in it most of the weekend - happy boy 8-) :lol:

Post Mon Mar 21, 2016 7:04 pm
twin turbo 2.8i V6 148bhp

Posts: 4007
Location: Norway
Your Full Name: sigmund Henjum
Whats RS's do you own: saph`s, escos + xr4i`s, capri`s, +++
yes do know the feeling... paded is harder to drive, and if 4arm pad clutch on top of that, its hard, and only on and off :roll: have it in the escos, and its not easy to drive... need New clutch in the blue, since the one now cant handle current Power, so will need to look on New clutches... what Power do you drive, and what clutch did you get?
sorry about spelling errors and other crap from me... I am from noway... I dont know better
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Post Tue Mar 22, 2016 9:20 am
Rosco 1.3L OHC 60bhp

Posts: 64
Your Full Name: Ross Mitchell
Whats RS's do you own: None
Agree completely mate. It's a dream to drive now :)

The car is only running stage 1 power just now so went for a LUK kit from Matt Lewis Motorsport as believe it should handle that comfortably.

Post Tue Mar 22, 2016 10:35 pm
twin turbo 2.8i V6 148bhp

Posts: 4007
Location: Norway
Your Full Name: sigmund Henjum
Whats RS's do you own: saph`s, escos + xr4i`s, capri`s, +++
thats good.

think thats what we put in that,good clutch, and was no proplem on greens on around 1,6bar but now its on greys and maxed out t34 peaking over 2.2bar... so its slipping.
sorry about spelling errors and other crap from me... I am from noway... I dont know better
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Post Wed Mar 23, 2016 11:08 am
Rosco 1.3L OHC 60bhp

Posts: 64
Your Full Name: Ross Mitchell
Whats RS's do you own: None
Yes I believe they are one of the better aftermarket ones so I'm happy!

No wonder it's beginning to slip now with that running through it! I'd be happy at stage 3 power so hopefully it will handle that.

Post Wed Mar 23, 2016 3:01 pm
carl/saff Site Admin

Posts: 5502
Location: North London
Your Full Name: Carl
Whats RS's do you own: Sapphire Cosworths
Running a standard lux clutch for 20 k miles no issue .... 350 bhp but lag on t4 giving her a easy life...
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Post Wed Mar 23, 2016 5:28 pm
Rosco 1.3L OHC 60bhp

Posts: 64
Your Full Name: Ross Mitchell
Whats RS's do you own: None
Nice one Carl - good to hear!

Post Thu Mar 24, 2016 4:45 pm
carl/saff Site Admin

Posts: 5502
Location: North London
Your Full Name: Carl
Whats RS's do you own: Sapphire Cosworths
I always find refacing (50 Quid)the flywheel every time you do a clutch and using arp bolts (4 times useage only) plus some bedding in times makes for a good clutch ...

New cables good idea..

Used a paddle clutch -Heavy duty

Never again ...without a hydraulic conversion
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Post Sun Mar 27, 2016 11:10 pm
Rosco 1.3L OHC 60bhp

Posts: 64
Your Full Name: Ross Mitchell
Whats RS's do you own: None
Good advice there....I also added a new cable and will bed it in gently! Car doesn't get launched hard anyway lol!

Yep deffo needs a hydraulic conversion if using one like that!

Post Sun Apr 03, 2016 10:19 pm
fatboy billy 1.8 TD 74bhp

Posts: 821
Location: Essex
Your Full Name: Billy
Whats RS's do you own: Sierra Sapphire RS Cosworth 4x4
glad to hear you got the love back mate I've just got used to driving mine again after not using it in 5 months lol
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