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Manual vs.Hydro

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by johnathan, May 8, 2006.

  1. johnathan

    johnathan 1/2 ton status

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    Why is it hydraulic clutch setup prized over the manual setup?Is it for the ease of operation,more durable?
     
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    i dont think anyone has sucessfully bound up a hydraulic clutch linkage when flexed out yet...
     
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    johnathan 1/2 ton status

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    OOHHH! I see now! That something to consider huh
     
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    the only thing I dont like about hydraulic is that it can spring a leak, and then your stuck until you get it fixed. Found this the hard way on the way to work.
     
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    Russell LB7 Tahoe Status Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    Ah, just power shift the sucker :D
     
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    I had trouble with the clutch not disengaging when the truck was flexed out (manual clutch). I replaced the 25 year old body mounts with new poly ones. Pretty much fixed the problem 100%. I currently have no plans on switching to a hydro one.
     
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    this has been hit on so much... do a search and you will find all the reasons why.....


    first....
    I bought a 1985 fullsize GMC Jimmy for $100 so I had EVERY part I needed... but the factory hydro setup is awww so sweet over mechanical.

    mechanical = adjusting
    hydro = no adjusting

    hydro doesnt have that huge return spring so your leg will appreciate it

    when I bought the truck back in 1989 I did a full body swap to what I am driving now in 1992.... didnt look over the truck as I was a youngin...
    was driving... tranny bolts to the tranny member were not there.. tranny shifted to the right when I turned left... pushed clutch in and went to the floor... clutch rod popped out... luckily I had my big craftsman screwdriver and got it back together.....

    they are just a few reasons...

    now I do see that my delema with the tranny shifting.. could have ripped out the mechanical clutch cable...then it would have been interesting....:haha:
     

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