Slave cylinders

Since so many NICOclub staffers and members own a Miata, here's a spot to discuss the car Nissan wishes it had built!
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Slave cylinders

Postby PapaSmurf2k3 » Sat Jul 05, 2014 5:59 pm

So I find myself often making comparisons between the Miata and my S13s.

I must say, I much prefer swapping slave cylinders on my S13s. I can do them in ~10 minutes. Don't even have to jack the car up.

The Miata, on the other hand, you gotta get it in the air, take the passenger side wheel off, and then the cross member subframe pieces are all up in your way, and you have to finagle your hands around them. It also has a damping loop that seems to put a sideload/pressure on it, so its difficult to move it into position to put the bolts back in that hold it to the trans.


That being said, its still better than most American slaves (where they put them INSIDE the trans). I would hate having to pull the trans for a stupid $20 slave cylinder.


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Re: Slave cylinders

Postby ezb57e » Sat Jul 05, 2014 6:10 pm

The new cars are moving to an inside the bell housing design.
And if the trans is removed for any reason, they recommend the slave to be replaced.

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Re: Slave cylinders

Postby PapaSmurf2k3 » Sat Jul 05, 2014 6:44 pm

Definitely. Its like doing a timing belt. While you're in there, you really should go ahead and replace the $35 water pump hah.


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