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Toyota is boring
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Brisbane, Australia
Clutch hydraulics and volume, and bite point
So in August last year I had my gearbox swapped for a 6 speed, and had the 5 speed slave put on the 6 speed due to differences in volume cited by the mechanic. Also had a new GTA clutch fitted at the time. I drove the car and the clutch bite point felt the same, not too high, not too low. However when my master cylinder gave up, the mechanics replaced the original metal one with a plastic one as that is all they could supply, and the metal part was superceded. Now this was finalised before new year, and the car drove so I just dealt. However, I noticed that the bite point is very high and this will impact if the clutch gets worn at all that I will be slipping the clutch effortlessly causing another big labour cost clutch swap.
Is it possible that this is caused by the new master cylinder possibly being a 6 speed one therefore different volume from the 5 speed original? If I had the 5 speed slave replaced with a 6 speed slave would this fix my issue? Just wondering as the mechanic stated that the 6 speed slave that came on the box was fine, but I did pay for a brand new 5 speed slave. Also is there any possibility of damage from having heaps of travel past the bite point?