- May 21, 2021
- Reaction score
- Corpus Christi, TX
Yes, I’ve always subscribed to the K.I.S.S. Strategy- starting with the simple things 1st. Because 9 times out of 10 when you dissect something major & start replacing parts that may or may not be needed it usually ends up being something simple you overlooked in the 1st place.Pure guess work but as nothing is moving the things that need to align can do so easier and there is (possibly) less oil induced drag between the clutch plates.
One other trick is to select neutral just before you come to a halt.
Sorry to be pedantic but the issue is selecting neutral and not a general shifting problem which IMO would rule out many of the 'usual suspects' that you have mentioned.
I always advocate beginning with the basics as this is often the simplest and easiest place to start but is often overlooked.
I don't disagree with the 'substitution' method of diagnosis provided acquiring the parts to do so does not involve the expense of a purchase. To replace items without reasonable evidence that they are the causal part is a good way to burn money and end up with a lot of good spares.
One specification that would be useful but I have not seen is the amount of lift (or how far the the slave cylinder moves) that is normal when operating the clutch lever. Something I'll try to remember to measure if I ever need to open the clutch.