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Old 09-28-2009, 11:21 AM   #33
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At this point, the engagement feels pretty normal.

Before everything was shipped off to CM, the engagement point was completely down at the floor. When disengaging the clutch, pedal resistance was constant and stiff all the way to the floor. With most clutches I've driven, pedal effort typically eases up just a bit once you reach a certain point but it never seemed to reach that point. The behavior seemed in line with the clutch not fully disengaging due to lack of travel resulting from an incorrect fulcrum point.

Now, even though the pedal effort is really light forcing me to really pay attention to feel what's going on, it seems to reach that break point where the pedal effort eases up a bit just prior to reaching full travel. It still just seems really odd to me that this problem only occurs at the very top of 2nd gear and never with shifts below 5-6k rpm.
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