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WIMPUS
February 26, 2014, 8:55pm Report to Moderator

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Hi,

Today i noticed that my car started to shake a bit when i want to leave in 1st gear somewhere ..
Sometimes it's not that bad, when i give some more throttle it seems to be better .

I think it's going to be the clutch master & slave that have a need to rebuild.
2 Months or more ago i had sort of similar problems with it.
Changed the fluid to new and it was much better !

What do you all think it's going to be ?
When i let the clutch come up she still grabs very good, so i believe it's not the clutch itself .


Triumph Spitfire 1500 ( 1978 ) / The Fox  

16/09/2013: First good test drive in 2,5years !
30/09/2013: Back from the garage and on the road !
sept 2014: Now done more then 13.000 miles !
sept 2014: Done 29.000 miles & passed her years inspection again.

Enjoying every bit of her, sometimes a 'bit' sideways  
& Also my everyday car !!

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WIMPUS
February 26, 2014, 10:01pm Report to Moderator

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Could this be the release bearing ?  


Triumph Spitfire 1500 ( 1978 ) / The Fox  

16/09/2013: First good test drive in 2,5years !
30/09/2013: Back from the garage and on the road !
sept 2014: Now done more then 13.000 miles !
sept 2014: Done 29.000 miles & passed her years inspection again.

Enjoying every bit of her, sometimes a 'bit' sideways  
& Also my everyday car !!

https://www.facebook.com/puske1990

Belgium
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nang
February 27, 2014, 4:10am Report to Moderator

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Are you moving at the time  or just sitting with your foot on the clutch ?
Tony.


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1976 2500TC (converted to S spec
AND now a 1979 2500 'S' to get back on the road.   Bit slack changing this...all go and road legal April 2015.
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WIMPUS
February 27, 2014, 5:26am Report to Moderator

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Quoted from nang
Are you moving at the time  or just sitting with your foot on the clutch ?
Tony.


It's when i start to move ..


Triumph Spitfire 1500 ( 1978 ) / The Fox  

16/09/2013: First good test drive in 2,5years !
30/09/2013: Back from the garage and on the road !
sept 2014: Now done more then 13.000 miles !
sept 2014: Done 29.000 miles & passed her years inspection again.

Enjoying every bit of her, sometimes a 'bit' sideways  
& Also my everyday car !!

https://www.facebook.com/puske1990

Belgium
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Alex
February 27, 2014, 5:35am Report to Moderator

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Oil on clutch plate or worn springs?


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WIMPUS
February 27, 2014, 5:39am Report to Moderator

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Quoted from Alex
Oil on clutch plate or worn springs?


People are telling me that to  
Then i guess the oil seal is leaking also  

Not a job i want to do  
And on monday i need to do a test day at my new job..
It's again everything at the same time !  

What clutch is the best for a 1500 and where to buy them ?


Triumph Spitfire 1500 ( 1978 ) / The Fox  

16/09/2013: First good test drive in 2,5years !
30/09/2013: Back from the garage and on the road !
sept 2014: Now done more then 13.000 miles !
sept 2014: Done 29.000 miles & passed her years inspection again.

Enjoying every bit of her, sometimes a 'bit' sideways  
& Also my everyday car !!

https://www.facebook.com/puske1990

Belgium
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WIMPUS
February 27, 2014, 6:45am Report to Moderator

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Just arrived for my second driving test.
On the way to there i always reved it to around 1500 rpm and then it isn't much of juddering..
On the way back i'm going to stop at a garage that has 3 triumphs and said yesterday evening to come over
He also thinks the clutch is contaminated or bend..


Triumph Spitfire 1500 ( 1978 ) / The Fox  

16/09/2013: First good test drive in 2,5years !
30/09/2013: Back from the garage and on the road !
sept 2014: Now done more then 13.000 miles !
sept 2014: Done 29.000 miles & passed her years inspection again.

Enjoying every bit of her, sometimes a 'bit' sideways  
& Also my everyday car !!

https://www.facebook.com/puske1990

Belgium
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Nilfisken
February 27, 2014, 7:57am Report to Moderator

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Worth checking one more thing. I had roughly the same problems and it was actually caused by a horribly worn U-joint in the propshaft. Easier to fix than to rip out the gearbox! Just crawl under and see if there is any play in the joint while turning the shaft by hand (box in neutral, handbrakes on). There will of course be play in the diff making it hard to identify if you can t hold the short part of the propshaft steady, but if it's as bad as mine was its easy to identify what area is the culprit.
Cherers!
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WIMPUS
February 27, 2014, 10:21am Report to Moderator

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Well this morning after my driving test i stopped at a guy i know ..
He got in my car and drive around a bit ..
He said to try and slip the clutch a bit, so there is a small bit shaved of the friction plate.
Also while driving hold the clutch down and no odd noises ..

But he also said my car vibrates a bit, it's better when you press the pedal.

Seems to be that it is better..
Had a try here in the street 5 times stopping and setting of in 1st gear, no problem now !

But he said to maybe put in a new clutch and release bearing (or have it laying around), because i don't know how the clutch itself is or how old ..
He also said that it could be that the springs are getting loose and metal fatigue.


Triumph Spitfire 1500 ( 1978 ) / The Fox  

16/09/2013: First good test drive in 2,5years !
30/09/2013: Back from the garage and on the road !
sept 2014: Now done more then 13.000 miles !
sept 2014: Done 29.000 miles & passed her years inspection again.

Enjoying every bit of her, sometimes a 'bit' sideways  
& Also my everyday car !!

https://www.facebook.com/puske1990

Belgium
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Rich_s
February 27, 2014, 9:30pm Report to Moderator

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Mine does the smae and has for a while, had a new clutch about 18k ago and been juddering like that for last 10k, seems to only do it on a hot engine, when cold its fine, i just rev it higher and accelerate quicker off the line and slip the clutch more if it annoys me in the hope it will wear out faster then just buy a new one hehehehe

mine has not gone far since last MOT so UJ's are ok, am pretty sure my gearbox leaks slowly as everything else does but not too quickly.

good luck with yours.
rich


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junkuser
February 27, 2014, 10:11pm Report to Moderator

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"Well this morning after my driving test i stopped at a guy i know .."

How did the test go Wim?
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WIMPUS
February 27, 2014, 10:19pm Report to Moderator

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Quoted from junkuser
"Well this morning after my driving test i stopped at a guy i know .."

How did the test go Wim?


I've passed now on the second try !  
Need to drive with a L plate until next week (they need to make my license and that takes 3 days   )


Triumph Spitfire 1500 ( 1978 ) / The Fox  

16/09/2013: First good test drive in 2,5years !
30/09/2013: Back from the garage and on the road !
sept 2014: Now done more then 13.000 miles !
sept 2014: Done 29.000 miles & passed her years inspection again.

Enjoying every bit of her, sometimes a 'bit' sideways  
& Also my everyday car !!

https://www.facebook.com/puske1990

Belgium
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junkuser
February 27, 2014, 10:26pm Report to Moderator

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Great effort, congratulations Wim.

Now for a successful job interview.

Mal.

(Failing rear engine mounts (on the gear box) can aggravate, rather than initiate, shaking during clutch engagement.  May be worth a look.)
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WIMPUS
February 27, 2014, 10:42pm Report to Moderator

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Quoted from junkuser
Great effort, congratulations Wim.

Now for a successful job interview.

Mal.

(Failing rear engine mounts (on the gear box) can aggravate, rather than initiate, shaking during clutch engagement.  May be worth a look.)


Well was thinking of that mount also ! (don't know how old that is actually .. )
But it seems to be much better now ! It just does it sometimes ..


Triumph Spitfire 1500 ( 1978 ) / The Fox  

16/09/2013: First good test drive in 2,5years !
30/09/2013: Back from the garage and on the road !
sept 2014: Now done more then 13.000 miles !
sept 2014: Done 29.000 miles & passed her years inspection again.

Enjoying every bit of her, sometimes a 'bit' sideways  
& Also my everyday car !!

https://www.facebook.com/puske1990

Belgium
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WIMPUS
February 27, 2014, 10:42pm Report to Moderator

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Quoted from WIMPUS

Thanks !!

Well was thinking of that mount also ! (don't know how old that is actually .. )
But it seems to be much better now ! It just does it sometimes ..




Triumph Spitfire 1500 ( 1978 ) / The Fox  

16/09/2013: First good test drive in 2,5years !
30/09/2013: Back from the garage and on the road !
sept 2014: Now done more then 13.000 miles !
sept 2014: Done 29.000 miles & passed her years inspection again.

Enjoying every bit of her, sometimes a 'bit' sideways  
& Also my everyday car !!

https://www.facebook.com/puske1990

Belgium
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