Ever since I've had my 147 I've felt the clutch was inconsistent in weight and bite point. To begin with I put it down to having been driving an automatic for the last 120,000 miles.
Finally I decided to investigate under the battery and found that the mechanism at the clutch end included a rusty piece of metal between the slave cylinder and the clutch housing. It seems to rotate in a brass collar and presumably works the clutch.
Anyway as it was rusty and looked like a tight fit I thought I might as well spray it with WD40, the result was that the clutch is now much lighter mor like I'd expect for a car the size of a 147 and much more predictable. I doubt it will last long as WD40 is too light but next time I'll try chain spray-grease. Anyone know if there is a better fix that doesn't involve dismantling the whole thing?
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