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Creep = clutch adjustment, when all the components are otherwise in good shape. Are you following fsm procedure or piniongear’s instructions?
Yes. I've been adjusting it correctly. Like I said, it worked great for a day or 2 after cleaning the sticky fiber plates. They were sticking to the steels pretty good.
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Sorry, I forgot you mentioned that. Are the clutch fibers old? You may just need to rev it up and slip the clutch a few good times, or even remove the fiber plates, clean them off with solvent and scuff them with a little sand paper.
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Sorry, I forgot you mentioned that. Are the clutch fibers old? You may just need to rev it up and slip the clutch a few good times, or even remove the fiber plates, clean them off with solvent and scuff them with a little sand paper.
Yeah, unknown history as to the age. Probably pretty old though. I didn't use any sandpaper last time I cleaned them, I'll give that a try. Any recommendation on solvent? I used BrakeClean last time.
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Yeah, unknown history as to the age. Probably pretty old though. I didn't use any sandpaper last time I cleaned them, I'll give that a try. Any recommendation on solvent? I used BrakeClean last time.
I think the brake parts cleaner you have is the standard.
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