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|I have this very problem with mine right now too(see thread a couple down from this one). might be something useful in the thread..https://forums.swedespeed.com/zeropost?cmd=tshow&id=125023|
I'll check out that thread and get back to here.
|It might require a special tool to preset/preload the self adjusting pressure plate. I have a feeling the Rs might be the only ones with these, however, because the prices for the SPEC replacement on an 01+ m56 and a m66 clutch/pressure plate has a $200 difference. The volvo tool is in the neighborhood of $400 i want to say. THIS is still up in the air; very uncertain. |
Yeah, the Rhino and Sachs kits for the T-5 (specifically say '01 T-5) are around $400, so I'm thinking you've got yourself a "special" plate. (I use the term loosely, this is Volvo after all!)
|Right now i am trying to figure out how/what i would use for a single mass conversion (less weight, cheaper parts, more direct clutch feel)|
That would be awesome, but right now my wife is leaning on me to "just get the car running, I'm tired of driving you to work"!
|Yes, if the clutch gets brake fluid on it you will need a new clutch due to contamination. The brake fluid will most likely create hot spots on the flywheel as well, so it will need to be replaced or resurfaced.|
Ahh yes. Somehow that had slipped my mind but of course you're right! And the odds of getting the leaking part off without contamination are slim. Plus if it's the original clutch... then it's got 145k on it and it's time anyway.
|While you are in there it would probably be a good idea to replace the rear main seal as well.|
Thanks! I'll add that to the list. It looks to be a $5 part for OEM and $25 for aftermarket overkill, so... not a big deal in comparison to the potential labor costs on this.
|How often are you having to refill the master cylinder?|
Haha. That was LAST week. This week it just squirts fluid on the ground and doesn't actually move the clutch. We had to drive without the clutch to get it to my pal's garage! (Stop lights were NOT our friends...)
|The clutch kit at most probably only comes with the throwout bearing(not sure if it is a separate piece on internal slave setups or not), clutch disk and pressure plate. Most likely only the disk and PP.|
Yeah I'm going with the one that is specifically for the T-5, looks like it has throwout bearing, clutch disk, pressure plate, and slave cylinder.
|Let us know how it goes and i would greatly appreciate as many pics as you would take because i have to do this during my thanksgiving break from school.|
If it makes it that far! Mine went from "have to pull up on the clutch once in a while and keep the brake fluid topped up" to "won't disengage the clutch at all" literally overnight.
|Be happy you got 150k out of yours.. mine only has 70k miles...|
That's what I'm finding out. I got a great deal on the car ($2000 under book) so I can't complain too much, but still not happy about maybe having to take this to the local Euro repair place if this job goes beyond us.
Right now my wife is being all "you fell in love with the way the car drives and feels and forgot to do your research before you brought it home". *sigh*