Over the winter I removed my engine out of my 61 beetle for cosmetic
reasons. Upon removal I noticed the throw out bearing was a bit was, it was
worn in the center, the hole was kind of ovalled.. I decided while I had the
engine out I would replace it.
So I ordered a new one not thinking to look closely at the old one before
tossing it. I got the new one , installed it and didn't give it a second
thought... that was until I started to drive it fro the summer. Not my
clutch slips in second, third and fourth gear... First gear seems to be
I compared some pictures I had taken during restoration to the way the
clutch cable is adjusted now.... there seems to be about a half an inch of
adjustment left on the cable as compared to before the restoration. But
looking at the cable if I continue to tighten it the throw out bearing moves
closer to the pressure plate not away from it.
Could the new throw out bearing be thinker and causing this slippage or am I
thinking backwards as I adjust it..
Thanks for the help in advance..
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