Movement in clutch slave cylinder on K Series

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Movement in clutch slave cylinder on K Series

I was bleeding the clutch fluid on my 2002 1.8 VVC SV recently and noticed that there is some free play in the clutch slave cylinder - as in, you can take hold of the front end of the slave cylinder and move it around, a few millimetres, up & down and side to side.  Naturally, this play vanishes when you depress the clutch pedal, but explains the faint metallic 'clack' that can be heard when you de-clutch, as the cylinder moves to take up the tiny amount of slack between its rear face and the bellhousing.

How is the slave cylinder supposed to be fixed to the bellhousing?  I can see that the rear end of it goes through a hole in the bellhousing flange, but is it supposed to be fixed in there somehow?  (I imagine it is.)

If it makes any difference, the slave cylinder is a blue anodised item with an M6 bleed nipple fastened into an M10 (I think) brass fitting on the rear end of the top surface.  Please don't ask me for a photo, as it's almost entirely concealed below the inlet manifold and behind some cable trunking, the coolant pipe, etc.

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After my second slave seized, pulled put all the hydraulics and fitted a cable. Only took about 20 minutes. Standard cable so much nicer to use, and costs a fraction of the price. Easily replaceable by the roadside too.
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Wot he said! (and we're both fellow 1.8 VVC SVs too).

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All you need is a cable from Redline, and to keep the yellow plastic bush. Simply fits on existing pedal and fork.
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Thanks.  Can you recall how the slave cylinder was attached?

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On mine, the slave cylinder pushes on the actuator arm. How would you do a cable?

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It pulls on our k-series engines.
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Hi Catcher -same issue on mine (not that that helps you at all sorry) and same description of part does anyone know where I can get a fresh slave cylinder identical? Or part number for the cable?

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Talk to Chris at Redline 01883 346515
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So, no-one knows how the slave cylinder is supposed to be fixed to the bellhousing?

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Struggling to remember mine. I dont think it is. Just butts up against flange on bell housing and pulls against that.