lost plug on clutch housing on GQ .........

Submitted: Friday, Jan 31, 2003 at 21:33
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I've just lost the plug(to check any water inside) which is at the bottom of clutch housing on GQ. Does it affect the clutch when offroading like bog in mud hole...........?
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Reply By: Truckster - Friday, Jan 31, 2003 at 22:49

Friday, Jan 31, 2003 at 22:49
If its the same as the handbrake ones on the brake drum, they are under $10...

It would be in your best interest to get one.. Or wait till morning and have alook in the daylight!
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Follow Up By: Iamgq - Friday, Jan 31, 2003 at 23:18

Friday, Jan 31, 2003 at 23:18
i think it's different from the one in drum brake. It is a tiny 1 inch long little plastic rod actually. As it doens't have any good grip on its end, I didn't fully insert it and left it about 2mm protrude outside and finally lost it. When water get inside the clutch, is it really a problem to the clutch ?
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Follow Up By: Truckster - Friday, Jan 31, 2003 at 23:45

Friday, Jan 31, 2003 at 23:45
Think about it, it cant be good!

Bearings and nastys in there as well as hot things, and .... I would get one!
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Reply By: desert - Saturday, Feb 01, 2003 at 09:33

Saturday, Feb 01, 2003 at 09:33
Day to day running should have the hole open to allow for any possible oil leak from engine or gearbox to escape. Oil on the clutch is a much bigger problem than water. The bung only needs to be inserted when fording deep water that is going to cover the floor area underneath and prevents ingress of water during a river crossing etc. The water is only going to be a problem if you actually push the clutch in during the time it is submerged.(a no-no). If water gets between the clutch friction surfaces, then you will loose drive and stop mid-stream. Once the Ford has been crossed, the bung should be removed. Cruise the wreckers and pick one up for a $.
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Follow Up By: Iamgq - Saturday, Feb 01, 2003 at 10:04

Saturday, Feb 01, 2003 at 10:04
Thanks for your opinion desert !
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