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Hydraulic pistons fail after a while but so do cables.. they stretch and break too. Ive had a piston blow out on me on a hot day when i pushed the clutch, and I've rescued a friend whose clutch cable broke too. Same shit different system.

The nice thing about the old school ones is that they were frequently external to the bell housing, so you could repair it on the side of the road with a few hand tools and a bottle of brake fluid. Now, it's not uncommon for it to be integrated into the throwout bearing, so if the slave fails, you're also swapping a clutch.
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Old 06-04-2012, 12:34 PM RazorWind is offline  
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Screw all that. When the clutch hydraulics went out on my miata 3 times I've just kept driving home. I don't need no stinking clutch.
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Luckily it only looks bad, its only surface rust ontop of healthy steel. Any experience with this kind of situation? I figure a careful grinding down to bare metal with a wire brush wheel and anglegrinder, and then put some good quality primer down. I haven't had to deal with rust in a car before though, so I'd love to hear ideas on approaching this.

Also, at the moment I have absolutely no idea where the water is coming in from, though I suspect that its coming through the doors from the window seals. I've had to drive in the rain and the car has sat outside in the rain at work. I'm going to start keeping the windows down when its in the garage to let the car air out.

Edit: The picture is of the passenger side rear footwell BTW.
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You need some Naval jelly. It's a gelled formulation of phosphoric acid, and it'll convert all that rust into black ferric phosphate, that you'll be able to just hose out of there.

If it's a flat surface, you should get some aqueous phosphoric acid, because once that dries out, you can then just sweep the ferric phosphate out and be done with it.
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You need some Naval jelly.




Ps. coke has phosphoric acid, in a pinch
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I don't know if I want to start messing with the chemicals though, they'll be hard to rinse off from the floor. I'm going to go with the mechanical rust removal this time :/
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You'll never get it up with mechanical intervention.

Get some aqueous phosphoric acid (iirc, they sell it as "rust reformer" or something), let it work/evaporate, and then lay down some POR15 over the top of the ferric phosphate that forms.
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Went to a VW meet this weekend. We couldn't stay for the big group cruising, but we did go for ice cream with a couple of other beetles

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Nice car.

Fake edit: krautwagen fail. Get Roundel, get 1000hp/30MPG/hot chicks/1,000,000mile reliability. [/thread for [R]|B]
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I remember growing up those cars seemed so common place. Looking at them now, they look like they are just barely a step above a horse and buggy. Damn, times have changed.
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Hah! You can now advertise it as being in 'factory show room' condition
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I don't know if I want to start messing with the chemicals though, they'll be hard to rinse off from the floor. I'm going to go with the mechanical rust removal this time :/

Nah washes out with water. If you have to manually remove the rust you can manually remove the stuff
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I'd suggest investing in a few tubs of por15. Clean it up, coat it all and forget about it.
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