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G'day folks,

Wondering if anyone has any idea what could cause the adjuster for the clutch rod to snap.
This is the second time its happened now with two different Selespeed units.

I'm starting to wonder if the clutch is worn out and the adjuster is falling out of place or something and then snapping.

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Does anyone know what could cause this?
 

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G'day Bazz,

Thanks for the reply.

Yes it was (or we think it was). I've got multiecuscan and we would get it between 28mm and 28.5mm according to the read out.

I had the rod adjusted by a euro specialist, however the system they used always gave me the wrong read out on multiecuscan and the gear shifting was really bad, so I stopped using them.

The rod seemed to slip every 6-8 months, so a retired mechanic mate and I would adjust it when the gear shifting started to play up.

In the past, adjusting the rod has always fix the shifting issues (skipping gears, failing to neutral when in 5th, and things like that) except for when this adjuster snapps.

Last time this happened we lost both the adjuster and the arm which is probably sitting on the side of a road somewhere.

We think the adjusters somehow slipping out of position and ending up on a funny angle somehow and then snapping when the lever tries to action, but no idea whats causing it to fall out of position in the first place.

Somethings triggering it but no idea what.

Any thoughts?
 

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Quick update.

I went to the wreckers this morning with my mate and we picked up an adjustment rod for $20 and put it in.

The Alfa passed all the checks in the re-adjustment routine on multieciscan and its now working as it was again.

Would still like to know what could cause this in case its a symptom of an underlining problem that needs fixing.
 

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How many miles on the clutch assembly ? 80K miles is about the lifetine of the release bearing !
Selespeed is tough on the release bearing (always on pressure)
 

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G'day rarebear,

It's done ~200ks now. It's never had the clutch replaced as far as I know.

Think you could be onto something.

The clutch doesnt grab as well as it should and its not the rod length, could be the clutch assembly/pressure plate.

Will get a clutch kit and write back if it helped.

Any online parts sites you recommend?
I've seen http://www.alfaworkshop.co.uk and wondering if its any good.
 
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