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Old 12-27-2016, 10:49 AM
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New clutch problems

Hi everyone,
Looking for some help please:
I have just had a new LUK clutch and DMF fitted to my 330d.

However, the biting point has now moved to right on the floor, whereas it was near the middle before.
The mechanic said that he had to re-tension the self adjusting pressure plate during the installation with a special tool.

Does this sound like normal biting point? If not what is likely to be the issue?

Thanks,
Ben
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Old 12-27-2016, 11:13 AM
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Hi everyone,
Looking for some help please:
I have just had a new LUK clutch and DMF fitted to my 330d.

However, the biting point has now moved to right on the floor, whereas it was near the middle before.
The mechanic said that he had to re-tension the self adjusting pressure plate during the installation with a special tool.

Does this sound like normal biting point? If not what is likely to be the issue?

Thanks,
Ben
He shouldn't have to "retention" anything, the SAC has a piece on it you do not remove until you install it on the car. From there it's self adjusting. A clutch that is new will engage sooner than an older one, though the SAC is supposed to elimate that sensation.

Perhaps he just needs to re-bleed the slave cylinder?
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Old 12-27-2016, 12:00 PM
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He shouldn't have to "retention" anything, the SAC has a piece on it you do not remove until you install it on the car. From there it's self adjusting. A clutch that is new will engage sooner than an older one, though the SAC is supposed to elimate that sensation.

Perhaps he just needs to re-bleed the slave cylinder?
Thanks smolck. Do you know roughly how much lower the new clutch will engage with a SAC?

He said that when he removed the locking mechanism, the system didn't seem to adjust itself like it should, he said he thought it may have been removed previously. Hence he used the tool and proceedure described here:
http://www.schaeffler.com/remotemedi...ech_sac_en.pdf

The pedal was a quite soft so he bled the system and the pedal has firmed up, however the biting point remains really low.
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Personally I'd be more worried if it was a really high initial bite. I re-used a SAC one time and had to re-tension it. But the car was sold long ago and I don't remember where the release point was, but it did last over 50k miles with no problems before I sold it.
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