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Clutch adjustment

Postby Rob » Sun Feb 15, 2009 7:53 pm

I've got a thingumybob clamped to my clutch pedal, it seems it's job is to prevent the clutch pedal being pushed all the way to the floor:
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In an effort to see why the gear changes drag sometimes (as if the clutch wasn't pressed fully) I thought I'd screw in the bolt that holds it away from the floor. It was on it's last couple of threads so I removed it fully. I haven't noticed it dragging since, but it needs a more extensive test.
I was wondering if anyone else has this kind of device on theirs? Anyone know if it's necessary? I believe the clutch is an OSGiken single plate.

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Re: Clutch adjustment

Postby rnd_audio » Wed Mar 04, 2009 12:24 pm

ive come accross this once or twice before, the reason there were on the cars i was looking at was to stop the clutch fork from sliping out, it sounds a bit mad but bear with be. when you uprate your clutch somes times you standard release bearing dosent fit and the one that is supplied is a different thickness and when you press the clutch to the floor the bearing actuallys pops out of the fork, i had the gear box out twice before i rang someone and they told be to put a block of wood under the pedal to see would that work and it did, so i tidy ed it up to something like what you have on yours, now the cars were a mr2 and twin cam, but id say the same applies to yours the fact that it was dragin could be the clutch was worn or maby try a bleed on the system, if the fluid is over 2 years old it should be replaced and you would be amazed how different it will feel, same with the brakes. well worth it in my opinion.
hope this helps.
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Re: Clutch adjustment

Postby Rob » Thu Mar 05, 2009 10:20 am

Great, thanks for the info. I have a clutch on order, so hopefully I'll get to the bottom of the dragging gearchange issue soon.


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