Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: York, PA, United States
Update: temperature dependence
I have lived with the sticking sprag clutch for a few weeks. Here is what I have discovered.
If the temp stays at 65 or above, the sprag clutch does not stick.
If the temp drops into the 40s but rises to 55, the sprag clutch sticks but releases after hitting the starter 5 or 6 times. The sprag clutch then works fine.
If the temp drops and stays below 45, the mc must be bumped started. Hitting the starter will not release the clutch. After the motor warms up to operating temps, hitting the starter
will release the clutch and the clutch works fine until the motor cools. The clutch then sticks again.
The Sea Foam has probably had little if any effect. But I have only put on a few hundred miles. Standard wisdom is 500 miles for any effect.