Yes the slave is fully releasing and I'm not riding the clutch.When you push the clutch your putting a LOT of load on the thrust stock Clutch the bigger you go with the Clutch the more thrust load you could have
Its unusual to see this happen but I have seen about a dozen or so over the years on the Zetec and about the same on the Duratec
A couple things
Are you bad to ride the clutch , rest your foot on it ?
The Clutch you have can you confirm your slave bearing is fully releasing ?
I wouldnt go less then .005 and the MAX if the engine is running really doesnt matter , If the crank is out and there is ANY WEAR then junk it , No way I would use a crank with even .020 wearYes the slave is fully releasing and I'm not riding the clutch.
What should the endplay min/max be for a zetec crank, i can't see to find that in the book I have?