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Re: Two lovely TZD autos on car&classic

Post by hilarystone » Mon Dec 09, 2013 10:50 pm

The gears are really nice on my 16V – a good quality new clutch and cable makes a huge difference. So many BXs now have tired old clutches…
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Re: Two lovely TZD autos on car&classic

Post by Tim Leech » Mon Dec 09, 2013 11:07 pm

hilarystone wrote:The gears are really nice on my 16V – a good quality new clutch and cable makes a huge difference. So many BXs now have tired old clutches…

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Re: Two lovely TZD autos on car&classic

Post by maxgreenwood » Sun Dec 15, 2013 12:10 pm

My 16 (new) clutch is very light-on a par with the hydraulic one in our Santa Fe, one of the reasons it's so nice to drive, along with the power steering, new struts and soft spheres.
The GTi I used to have though had a much heavier clutch pedal, although the gear change itself was super slick and a joy to use.
The gear change on the 16 in comparison is a little notchy into first.
The tzd turbo was heavier again but I think that clutch was pretty old. The gearstick also had loads of play and wobbled around under boost in 5th!

I agree that with new proper bits setup correctly they are smooth and shouldn't be heavy.
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Re: Two lovely TZD autos on car&classic

Post by electrokid » Thu Dec 19, 2013 10:27 am

The problem Ian is the clutches are normally tired, a new clutch will make a huge difference!
..that_ When the thrust bearing runs short of lubrication and it starts grinding into the spring tines - yeah it's heavy. Fit a new Valeo clutch and it becomes very light.
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Re: Two lovely TZD autos on car&classic

Post by Defender110 » Thu Dec 19, 2013 5:31 pm

Obviously a tired clutch wouldn't help matters but mine isn't so even with a perfectly operating clutch it is just not a nice feeling gear selection.
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