Re: Clutch Hydraulics
Well, six hours, two sheared studs on the exhaust manifold (surprise!) numerous spanner rashes, cursing & cussing, self-pity etc. I never did get it done. I couldn't undo the pipe union - I could get a spanner and subsequently mole grips on it from below, but succeeded in doing no more than rounding the nut. I didn't remove the inlet manifold as it didn't look like it would give me much better access anyway. I did, however, get the starter done, so the day wasn't wasted.
Now, here's the thing. When I was poking around in the footwell I noticed a plastic yoke with a rod sticking out of it on the floor. I then noticed a spring on the loose. I can see how these two items comprise part of the pedal return spring; the spring slips over a tube pivoted on the top of the pedal and the yoke fits into this with the rod going down the tube. I can't, however, see what the yoke is supposed to mate with. So, three questions:
Can anyone help with how this goes together? The workshop manual is useless.
Is it likely that I disturbed this disconnecting the actuating rod from the master cylinder today, or could it have been loose already?
If it was loose, could this have been the problem all along? In view of my failure with the master cylinder, I hope so.