It is strange as I bought my 7 in 1999 (it was 6 years old) and only changed the cable when the operation of the clutch became stiff. It transpired that the inner 'plastic' sheath had become rucked up, no sign of fraying. New cable fitted in March 2006 (51,300 miles) currently on 92,000 miles with the same cable.
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Does not prevent the fork end breakage but I run a little engine oil between the cable and the outer from the top end. I know the liner is probably low friction but the oil does make for a very smooth push. Don't know if it increases longevity but ok up to date. But carry a spare anyway.
Has anyone fitted a clutch pedal stop ... I suspect part of the problem is over-travel of the pedal putting a strain on the cable ends. Any thoughts on the best way to fit a stop/pictures appreciated. Thanks
What, like this.....
... yes, thanks. That looks like it fits in the footwell bulkhead. Does anyone have a photo of a stop at the top of the pedal box that works on the top of the pedal?
Thats a good idea a always thought the stop fitted in an ally floor not ideal. That said the cable end of the clutch pedal has a lot of mechanical advantage.
On the caterham parts website there are other clutch stop parts (CSR Race) but I couldnt figure out how they work?
I fitted a stop through the end of the footwell - simply a long bolt, a large washer inside to spread the load, a bit smaller on e outside, a nut each side to set position and secure it. No deformation after a good few years and lots of gear changes.
One fitted at the top end, as already mentioned, would have to a lot stronger to resist the considerable mechanical advantage the pedal creates.
CSR is hydraulically operated, so I guess that that threaded metal disc screws on the master cylinder pushrod and physically stops the pushrod entering any further into the master cylinder.
Thanks Bricol, that makes sense.