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Old 24-11-2013   #1
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clutch cable adjustment after 100/150 miles ? with new clutch cable and clutch

hi all,prolly a silly ? but i had a new clutch and cable fitted ( oem fiat cable and valeo clutch )
around 100-150 miles ago and i think the cable might need a tiny adjustment as the clutch is a wee bit stiffer than it was when i first picked the car up.

so i guess that perhaps a 1/4 turn clock wise will soften things up ? or is it turn anti clockwise

i guess its normal for a wee tweek after the new cable stretches /beds in ?

must admit car can still occasionally be not as smooth to select 1st gear ( you gotta through it into gear when cold with a bit of force and wiggle ( if that makes sense ) i guess again this is due to cold oil ? rather than a worn selector/bush .....the joys of Seicentos...great cars but there never quiet perfect but hey ho always another job to do after you do one job
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Re: clutch cable adjustment after 100/150 miles ? with new clutch cable and clutch

Yeah its normal to be messing with the clutch/clutch cable after 100-150 miles...even replacing it in some instances
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Re: clutch cable adjustment after 100/150 miles ? with new clutch cable and clutch

Yep, clockwise.

Stiffness shouldn't be a problem though.
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Re: clutch cable adjustment after 100/150 miles ? with new clutch cable and clutch

The clutch linings bed in a lot like brake linings on pads or shoes. The cable outer might settle in a bit making the inner more slack...

I adjust hand brake on shoe replacement only after a drive to local village and back normal when autos had drums all round with manual adjusters. The good auto shops asked for it back after a few days commute to tweak adjusters...

The bread, milk and coal delivery people had horsies...

The Sei clutch should be feather light though.
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