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    Hi all,

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    Any reasons why my clutch pedal feel would change from day to day.
    sometimes its harder and sometimes its softer.
    generally when its harder the car seems to perform better. ie better clutch engagement, feel like more power etc etc etc...
    the cars a pug 307 2ltr and only done 32k km

    Oh, also if i go on nice long drives it hardens up and controls much better.

    any info or suggestions would be greatly appreciated

    Tim

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    Segments off the clutch face?

    I'd be taking it to the dealer... it's under warranty isn't it?

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    is it cable type clutch or hydraulic.if hydraulic check for air in the line if cable,what ray saiD-BAZZ

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    Quote Originally Posted by bazgti
    is it cable type clutch or hydraulic.if hydraulic check for air in the line if cable,what ray saiD-BAZZ
    Ray Bell - Segments off the clutch? sorry im not too technical.. what is that? and how does it happen? yup still under warranty. brought it in to them and they said all ok. even though the technician was having trouble hill starting...

    Bazgti - i belive its hydraulic. BTW how often do u have to change/ bleed the clutch hydraulics? as often as the brakes? its not the same hydraulic system as the brakes rite? as i have bled the brakes recently.

    Thanks

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    What you describe suggests that something is changing all the time...

    My thought was that pieces might be breaking off the clutch plate and getting caught up in the works.

    Go back to them and tell them it keeps on changing, describe it to them and tell them you want it fixed. Before the warranty runs out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ray Bell
    What you describe suggests that something is changing all the time...

    My thought was that pieces might be breaking off the clutch plate and getting caught up in the works.

    Go back to them and tell them it keeps on changing, describe it to them and tell them you want it fixed. Before the warranty runs out.

    hmm. the response that i got from the peugeot technician was that if its changing ie intermittent or whatever that its most prob not mechanical rather hydraulic. had a look at the haynes manual. seems that the brake fluid reservoir is the same as the clutches... but i had the brake system bled recently does that mean that the clutch system was bled as well? or is that a different system but utilises the same reservoir?

    hmm
    any more suggestions would be greatly appreciated. or recommendation of a clutch specialist in sydney?

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    Strange things happen with hydraulics too...

    For instance, the breather in the reservoir cap could be blocked at times, this will affect performance.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nggy
    hmm. the response that i got from the peugeot technician was that if its changing ie intermittent or whatever that its most prob not mechanical rather hydraulic. had a look at the haynes manual. seems that the brake fluid reservoir is the same as the clutches... but i had the brake system bled recently does that mean that the clutch system was bled as well? or is that a different system but utilises the same reservoir?

    hmm
    any m ore suggestions would be greatly appreciated. or recommendation of a clutch specialist in sy dney?

    you say you just had the brakes bled recently and the clutch is on the same resevoir?,sounds like they might not have bled your clutch.is it still under warranty?strange that you needed the brakes bled if the car is still new.there could be a leak.the clutch will use seperate pipes to feed it fluid but might use the same resevoir for fluid.check the slave and master cylanders on the clutch and brakes and all fluid lines for signs of fluid leaking .go back and ask them nicely to bleed your clutch and brakes again.if the pedal goes soft after a few days or so of drivimg ,you probably have air getting in .
    i usually bleed my brakes every year or so and it always makes a difference.
    you should check out the thread on warped discs with the link by carroll shelby as it has a lot of very good info on brakes in general and hydraulics.good reading-BAZZ

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