Series 3 slipping clutch
Moved cross-country last year. Had a bad experience with the moving company. They played with my Land Rover Series III 88" and messed up the clutch. Being new to the area and not having my shop set up, I hired a local company to replace the clutch.
I provided them with a new pressure plate, clutch plate, throw-out bearing, staple, and bushing. They also replaced my slave cylinder, tranny mounts, and engine mounts. I have driven the vehicle less than 200 miles (all on-road) since the change out.
Last week O2batsea was nice enough to help me with a starting problem (a true gentleman!). That evening I took the Landy for a drive to put some juice back in my battery (from all my cranking during the starting issue). As the vehicle warmed up, the clutch started to slip more and more - to the point I was doing max safe revs and only moving at about 15 mph. I let the vehicle cool down and checked for leaks. I do not have the wading plug installed and there was no fluid leaking there. I found no other leaks of clutch fluid under the truck and my reservoir was full. Oddly, the fluid had turned a cloudy gray.
I need to get a new tranny jack to crack the tranny and check the condition of all the surfaces, but wondered if anyone else had any suggestions before I do that. I searched other threads here and saw that someone mentioned that the flexible line between the master and slave cylinder may be rotting and causing the gray fluid. Could that be causing slip????
I plan on getting a jack on Friday and playing with the vehicle this weekend. If I find that my flywheel is uneven, does anyone know where I might get it re-surfaced in Northern VA - before I install another friction plate?