Help! Can't disconnect clutch master cylinder pipe

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Help! Can't disconnect clutch master cylinder pipe

Postby NoDo$h » Tue 30 Aug 2011 8:10 pm

Firstly, hello folks! :D

Dead urgent this one as car is needed tomorrow and light is fading fast. I can't get the union between the clutch master cylinder pipe and the slave side to disconnect. Posts have suggested they just pull apart, but either someone has used superglue on mine or I'm as weak as a puppy. Is there a knack to this?

Head torch on......
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Re: Help! Can't disconnect clutch master cylinder pipe

Postby CfnTeabag » Tue 30 Aug 2011 9:13 pm

Hi

What engine do you have as on the 1.8 (and L series to my knowledge) it is an complete unit comprising of master cylinder, pipe and slave cylinder.
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Re: Help! Can't disconnect clutch master cylinder pipe

Postby Si » Tue 30 Aug 2011 11:26 pm

It is alleged, that the union on a TD4 can be undone with a pair of pointy nosed pliers, carefully inserted into the small groove at one end of the union, and used to lever the fitting apart.

LR manufacture a special tool to do this, and many specialists (such as Cheviot 4x4) have manufactured special tools to do this much cheaper. Unfortunately, using pliers will usually damage the fitting.
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Re: Help! Can't disconnect clutch master cylinder pipe

Postby NoDo$h » Thu 01 Sep 2011 8:26 pm

Thanks folks - td4 in answer to the first question, and the plastic collar was already pretty chewed when I first stuck my head under the bonnet. Managed to make alternative arrangements for yesterday and have it booked in at the local indy to tut and suck his teeth. Fingers crossed it is just the M/cyl and not the slave :x
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Re: Help! Can't disconnect clutch master cylinder pipe

Postby reb78 » Sun 04 Sep 2011 2:55 pm

Si wrote:It is alleged, that the union on a TD4 can be undone with a pair of pointy nosed pliers, carefully inserted into the small groove at one end of the union, and used to lever the fitting apart.


Thats how i did mine. No damage to either part. TBH, if you are replacing the master, that is the only bit likely to get damaged by using pliers anyway, so it doesnt matter too much.
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