I've read a few forum messages about the clutch release arm seizing. I'm still confused what seizes to what.
This is a picture of the arm on my 2009 TF. As I'm understanding it there is a lower tube section which passes through the gearbox aluminium casing, within this tube is the shaft on the arm. Does the seizing problem happen between the tube and the shaft? Or does it the shaft, by design rotate in the gearbox housing and seize in the aluminium casing.
I've got the engine out and whilst I have no problems with heavy clutch pedals I just want to ensure I nip future problems in the bud. I did a little testing today and noticed that if I pull the lever to effectively take the clutch arm away from the clutch the outer tube moves in the gearbox casing, is this correct? I'm thinking if the tube is loose in the gearbox casing then eventually it will wear through the casing. I'm thinking if I've gone this far then it's not that much more work to split the gearbox off and fit one the MG mania modified arms with the grease nipple