Originally Posted by mowog
Thank you for this information. I have just got my S3 back on the road after a gearbox rebuild and clutch replacement only to experience much the same as you.
I will check the lever pivot shaft this afternoon if the rain holds off, and together with the links you have provided, i hope to be able to remove the shaft myself....
Do you know what the rod length should be for right-hand drive cars?
Since your car is a Series 3, I assume that it has been converted to RHD. I'm afraid I have no information on this, but from memory, some of the conversions leave the brake and clutch master cylinders in the original place, and have some form of spacer to allow extended brake and clutch rods to run across the bulkhead. If this is the case, I see no reason why it shouldn't be the same. However, there may be more experienced people out there who may be able to provide more information.
The length of 134mm specified for my car is based upon the length of the operating lever, so it could be different if a different lever length has been used on your converted car since a longer lever will give a longer stroke at the master cylinder. My master cylinder, from what I can read from the side, shows: Benditalia T4033*** (where * means not sure!).
The information that I have for older RHD cars (ie official RHD Alfa
), states a slave cylinder movement of 11-12mm. The pushrod on the master cylinder should be adjusted to give this, and when correct, the travel on the master cylinder pushrod should be 27mm + or - 1.5mm. This information is taken from my Brooklands book on the spider, and refers to models introduced from 1970 with hanging pedals. This set up is different to that of the S3 though