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Wedge List / Re: Clicking rear suspension - help needed
« Last post by Alan Yeo on July 06, 2018, 01:08:23 PM »
Sound travels weirdly from the back, have been known to cram behind

seats with someone else driving leaning out side to side to try and

track down where a noise is coming from (usually fails!)



I might be looking at the rubber mounting pads for the springs, could be

spring just moving/jumping a fraction on take off. I'd also be checking

all the other suspension bushings, whilst you say only 30K miles, we may

also be talking only about 40 years old!



On the subject of suspension bushings, friends TR8 developed a slight

judder on left hand bends, had it on the ramps Tuesday and its RH Tie

Rod inner bush was starting to fail. These were new good polybush ones

about 3 years ago.



Alan
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Wedge List / Brits on the beach.
« Last post by William Parris on July 05, 2018, 10:22:45 AM »
Anyone coming to Brits on the beach this coming Sunday in Ladysmith BC!  Need

more wedges.



Will

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Wedge List / Re: Clicking rear suspension - help needed
« Last post by "Paul MacDonald" on July 05, 2018, 10:11:51 AM »
Just saw this in my spam folder??  Could the clicking be the rear suspension

bushes, perhaps check to see if there is any up and down movement at any of

the suspension arm mounts.



Paul
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Wedge List / V8 Distributor Shaft O-Ring Cross Reference?
« Last post by Bill on June 30, 2018, 10:06:43 PM »
B Anyone have a cross reference for the large O-ring that seals the

dizzy housing to the front cover?



Motor assembly proceeding slowly.B B  Not going to be able to drive it to

the PVGP but goal is have the motor in the car by the weekend of July 21th.



TIA!!



Bill

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Wedge List / Re: Clutch Slave Cylinder
« Last post by Randy Tess on June 30, 2018, 07:49:01 PM »
I have run Dot 5 in my TR8 since about 1990.

There has never been a failure or a need to rebuild or replace any of the

brake or clutch parts.



The only thing I have done is swap old fluid to new every 5 years or so by

sucking out the old stuff.



YMMV.



Randy







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Wedge List / Re: Clutch Slave Cylinder
« Last post by DAVID MASSEY on June 30, 2018, 07:42:52 PM »
I agree with Bob.  I ran Dot 5 in my TR8 for 9 years with no issues.  I've run DOT5 in my TR6 since 1996 trouble-free.  It may be something as simple as you had a defective replacement slave cylinder.  A second replacement cylinder may give better results.



 



Dave Massey
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Wedge List / Re: Clutch Slave Cylinder
« Last post by Robert Iwan on June 30, 2018, 07:28:20 PM »
Neil,

the dot 5 did not and will not cause cyls to go bad...dirt,seal failure,part defect caused the leak...i've run 5 in the clutch and brake systems since 1993 and no issues....it's also better for the system...see moss's website..

http://www.mossmotoring.com/conventional-vs-silicone-brake-fluid/



later, bob iwan  





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Wedge List / Clutch Slave Cylinder
« Last post by "Neil Rogers" on June 30, 2018, 07:10:34 PM »
Last summer I replaced the clutch slave cylinder on my TR8 and now it is

leaking again.



 



I have DOT 5 fluid in the system and I am wondering if that caused the early

failure.



 



Should I change back to DOT 3 or DOT 4 or stick with the DOT 5 after I

repair it again?



 



Neil Rogers



1980 TR8 DHC

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Wedge List / Re: Clicking rear suspension - help needed
« Last post by William Parris on June 29, 2018, 09:47:23 AM »
Loose wheel or suspension mount bolt?



Will



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Wedge List / Re: Clicking rear suspension - help needed
« Last post by DAVID MASSEY on June 29, 2018, 07:26:31 AM »
When you had the diff out did you inspect the mounts?  It is quite common that these fatigue since they are mostly sheetmetal and can flex a bit.  When that happens they can crack and when that happens you can get clicking when the two parts bypass each other.



 



Dave Massey
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