Clutch has been feeling worse and worse lately. Vibrations in the pedal, heavy pedal, squeak/creaking/dragging while pressing clutch pedal. Multiple issues....
Vibration issue was easy.....lost the little helper return spring again. Donít know why it keeps breaking or falling off. Doesnít make much of a difference, but the fork does rattle around without it.
A while ago I found a similar tension and length spring at the hardware store, and have been using it on my sedan for a while. Put one on this car and I think itíll last longer than the oem one. Works really well.
Next I replaced the cable. It wasnít broken, but had seen better days. All the dust boots were torn, and the crimped end by the pedal was cracked and falling apart.
Had a new oem cable for years now, Incase mine broke.
So new cable felt better, but squeak/creaking was still there. Definitely from inside the bellhousing. Only thing to try without removing the engine/trans was to grease the pivot point. Was able to reach down the fork and wipe some grease on the pivot.
Wow. Clutch is buttery smooth now. Pedal is lighter, and no noise or dragging. Felt completely different to drive. Iím sure itís not a permanent solution, but should buy some time. Probably do it again in like a month.
Best picture I could get. I didnít leave the big glop like that. Wiped it around more and cleaned out some of the dust build-up.
New cable needs lots of adjusting. At first it was too short, and I couldnít even fit both jam nuts on the cable. Now after pressing the clutch lots of times, adjusting it 15+ times, and a drive, itís getting closer to where it should be.
Good thing itís really easy to adjust.
Replaced all my catch can lines. I lazily used heater core hose temporarily and never went back to replace it. Heater hose breaks down after a while. Used low pressure fuel line (30r7) which good for fuel/oils/pcv and should last a while. 1/2Ē for valve covers and 3/4Ē for crankcase.
Dual eBay catch can setup ($30 total) is still working fantastic. Canít imagine paying for an AOS.
Still plan on making a big aluminum catch can to mount behind the driver side headlight one day....but this works great for now.
And a random front picture