I have already checked one of the two connections of the clutch hose during the gearbox to engine connection post. This post concentrates on the connection with the clutch hose and the clutch master cylinder, and not slicing my fingers off.

For IVA purpose you need to cover the clutch braided hose with some fuel tubing. I was supplied with two sizes of fuel tubing, so I decided to measure the clutch hose and pick the tightest tubing for neatness. The clutch hose was 6mm in diameter, so the smallest diameter tubing supplied was perfect. Cutting the fuel tubing to the correct length again was a simple task, but slicing it open without a trip to A&E made me come up the the solution of crushing it (slightly) in my workmate bench, and then slice down the tubing, using the edge of the workmate to keep the cut straight.

Sliding the tubing onto the clutch hose is again simple and applying tie wraps, just be cautious not to drop anything (like tie wrap off cuts) down into the bellhousing. I ended up with 4 tie wraps holding the fuel tubing on the clutch hose.

The new manual shows connecting the bango bolt to the clutch master cylinder, but my clutch master cylinder had an adapter installed. I was unsure if the adapter was needed to not, I thought maybe the threads were different. However, a quick test of the banjo bolt into the adapter proved that the adapter a wasn’t needed and also wasn’t going to work either, so I discarded the adapter.

I tried a number of routes for the clutch line, eventually settling on attaching the protected clutch hose to the battery clamp (and moving the battery vent hose just a little). The banjo bolt was nipped (which I know isn’t helpful). I tried to find an official torque setting, but draw a blank. All I can say that it should be at least 10Nm but less than 20Nm.

When it comes to filling the master cylinder with DOT 4 fluid, I will be checking like a hawk for leaks.

Finally I was inspired to perform the same trick on the battery positive power cable, to make it look neat and tidy.

Tools Used

  • 9/16″ 3/8″ drive socket
  • 3/8″ drive extension
  • 3/8″ drive ratchet
  • Knife
  • Side cutters