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andydavy
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clutch noise

probably  an idiot question but.....

with my car idling in neutral i have a noise like a bearing running rough. as soon as i depress clutch pedal the noise dissapears only to reappear when releasing the pedal.

 

any ideas and remedies.

k series 5 speed

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It's the lay shaft ... they all do that sir.
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Add some soundproofing to the tunnel ... or just keep the clutch depressed when you're stationary!

Stu.

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andydavy
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thanks both. mind put at rest

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One other point ... swapping the gearbox oil did improve mine, but don't use Redline MTL (as a lot of owners use in 6-speed boxes).

Stu.

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“One other point ... swapping the gearbox oil did improve mine, but don't use Redline MTL (as a lot of owners use in 6-speed boxes).”

Why not MTL in the 5 speed? 

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On the contrary 1.2 Ltrs of Redline MTL is perfect for the Type 9 box ....

the level plugs on these boxes offer variable capacities depending on original application - 1.2L is the correct capacity to avoid overheating and aerating the oil.

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Ford ATF fluid (red stuff) was the 'approved' CC oil for 5 speeders when I had both of my K series cars. The idler gear bearing/layshaft used to make a hell of a racket when hot so out came the red stuff & in went a good 80w/90 gL4, relative silence restored although if the tick over dropped below the norm the rattle was more discernable.