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Unread 08-12-2013, 01:02 PM   #1
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Cleaning out clutch?

So as is impossible to avoid in this area, I got into some mud yesterday. I made sure not to press the clutch in while in a puddle. I did have to use it while jammed out in general mud though. I'm curious if it is do-able and a good idea to rinse out your clutch after going through some mud. I'm interested to hear the opinions!

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I am curious how one would "rinse out a clutch?" Maybe after the wash cycle? Seriously, never heard of this procedure.
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I am curious how one would "rinse out a clutch?" Maybe after the wash cycle? Seriously, never heard of this procedure.
Haha that's why I'm asking! I have no idea at all! I just figured if the advice is "don't use it underwater or gunk will get in" that would mean there is an opening that would allow for potential cleaning of it. Or maybe I'm just overthinking...
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There is a small drainage hole at the very bottom of the bell housing. Not sure you could use it for any cleaning purpose. My old CJ2A had an inspection plate but haven't seen one of those lately.
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Okay, thanks for putting my worries to rest!
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I am curious how one would "rinse out a clutch?" Maybe after the wash cycle? Seriously, never heard of this procedure.
spray down with aerosol brake cleaner... always a good thing after exposure to oil such as rear main leak (or on small chevy a bad oil sensor dumps oil down and makes the clutch slippy).

never heard of washing after a mud/water exposure though - the mud would disenegrate with the friction disc dust and water will evaporate...
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spray down with aerosol brake cleaner... always a good thing after exposure to oil such as rear main leak (or on small chevy a bad oil sensor dumps oil down and makes the clutch slippy).

never heard of washing after a mud/water exposure though - the mud would disenegrate with the friction disc dust and water will evaporate...
Thanks. I'm new to these stick shifts so I wanted to be careful!
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