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Tonight I got myself a lovely clutch and slave cylinder kit from Sheddist for fitting to my ZS180.

The car has been off the road for a little bit as the old slave cylinder failed when I arrived at work one day and was parking my car up. Luckily as I say i was at work and so it was just a case of phoning the AA who towed me and the cab back home and I collected another car i had at home.

Well, what do I think of this kit? ...To be frank, I am gob smacked at the build quality of these components that Sheddist has put together. For a kick off, the bracket for the slave cylinder is a lot more substantial looking than the bracket used in the original design. In fact, everything about the kit just shouts quality !

The kit even comes with an instruction booklet on CD that appears to cover just about every part of the fitting process.

Hopefully tomorrow the weather will stay fine and I can have a go at fitting it all to the car.

Hats off to Sheddist for producing these quality kits. I will post an update regarding the fitting in due course.

 

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R.I.P [The Red Zed] MG ZS 180
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Great kit:)

Most of us regulars have this kit fitted.
 

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You won't be disappointed. Let's hear your reviews once fitted.:)
 

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I fitted the kit today. It took me around 4 hours, I was not rushing, it could easily be done in 3 hours.

Everything went very smoothly, the instructions provided in the kit are spot on. I read through them last night a few times and then cracked on with the job this morning after popping to Halfords to get myself some fresh clutch fluid.

Only one little problem really. I opted to use the long clevis for the master cylinder. The clip/pin that comes with the kit wanted to turn as the clutch pedal was depressed. I tried to apply a light smearing of grease to the clevis to stop this, but to no avail. In the end I used a hefty cable tie to secure the clip to the fork. However, given the beautiful pedal I now have, I think I could easily change the fork end for the smaller one. I will perhaps try a change of fork end next weekend.

Bleeding was a breeze, with a little bit of initial pressurised help. I could not really get the system to prime that easily from dry, and so a little bit of careful air pressure got things going.

The end result - The best feeling clutch pedal this car has had for a very long time !

This kit is well worth buying if anyone is thinking of getting one - Full marks !!
 

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often cruized never beaten......
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same here top bloke. delivered and gave my car a once over too. excelent build quality and fitting instructions.
 

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+3 :friday:
 

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I will need one for my spring re launch of the zed. What price are they now if you don't mind me asking.
 

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Thanks. Another job on my list to make mine as bomb proof as possible. I will pm sheddist soon no doubt.
 

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Lighten up dude
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Ditto

- fitted from nearly new and never had a problem 50K this year.

Go Nigel!



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I got 45k up but it's one of those things whereby I'm keeping my fingers crossed so gotta do it!
 

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First thing i did when i registered on this website was to ask for a kit :)
In fact i think it was the reason for me registering in the first place :p

I have noticed that its best to half fill the reservoir with fluid, as if you top it right up, you just spit it out under hard cornering/lift off oversteer moments :D
 

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Hi John did you get this kit recently, iv been trying to get hold of sheddist for a while but iv had no joy. Would you know if he still making them up?
 
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