Hymer/Fiat Ducato 2.8 Clutch

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  1. Dave and Ginny

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    Hi all

    Before heading off to Spain at the end of Feb our 2002 Hymer B544 Fiat Ducato 2.8 is in for a service. Its now covered a total 0f 55000 miles on the clock and I'm wondering about the clutch. I don't really want to be asking the service centre to check it out...licence for them to spend my hard earned!

    There is no sign of any slippage or odd clutch noises, the bite is at about 2/3rds up, normal for these?

    Cheers Dave
     
  2. john kyte

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    I can do 200, 000 on a clutch.....I drove a lorry for years on same on same clutch,,another driver,,identical lorry used 3 clutches a year
    Anyway,,I test a clutch by putting handbrake on ,,select top gear ,,try to pull away ,gently going up to half throttle
    If the engine is going to stall,there is not much wrong with your clutch
     
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    There isn't any test a service centre can do to check a clutch other than the one outlined by john kyte. Pedal travel isn't a reliable indicator. I suspect your clutch is hydraulic & auto adjusting anyway. Another test is to travel at around peak torque rpm (probably around 2000rpm) in top gear. Press the accelerator to the floor & keep it there then fully dip & release the clutch. There should be no sign of slipping or delay in fully taking up the drive.
     
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    Done 86,000 on my 2.8 ducato pulling 5 tonne fingers crossed;)
     
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