My trooper after driving around for a bit eventually starts lurching and
dies. me and a friend who knows more than the average human about cars
said that because the engine stops choking and gasping when he lets out
the clutch that something is causing my clutch to slip when it heats up.
I just replaced the clutch when I overhalued the engine and it has been
driven 29 miles since then. He said it could be because I did not clean
the flywheel friction face before I installed the clutch. Is this true?
and if so what do I do about it? (The flywheel friction plate had surface
rust on it.) Thanks
Surface rust would come off in a short time with the
friction and slipping of the clutch when starting.
I assume there were no problems observed regarding oil
leaking from the engine on to the clutch. Oil and grease
will cause a clutch to grab.
Since it happens after driving a bit it might be the clutch
is adjusted too tightly. Check that you have some free play
on the clutch petal. There might also be some problem with
the mechanism between the petal and the clutch that is
preventing the throwout bearing from releasing the clutch fully.
Good luck getting this sorted out.
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