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Old 08-15-2009, 02:07 PM   #1
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V8 manual question

Hey guys, i was test driving a v8 manual today and the cluth ppops out reealllyy hard. How many miles untill it stops pipping out super hard
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Old 08-15-2009, 02:27 PM   #2
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Mine doesn't pop out hard at all. And I only have 687 miles on my car.
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Old 08-15-2009, 02:28 PM   #3
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Normally takes around 500-600 miles before I noticed mine getting better. It could be that It just took a little while to learn the characteristics of the car. Probably what you are noticing is the small grab point of the final engagement. This clutch is not very forgiving so you will need to be patient until you have gotten use to it.
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Old 08-15-2009, 03:09 PM   #4
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Ya becuase the car wants to stall on me alot, even tho i havent stalled it yet, the clutch seems like when i try to let it out a bit to get it into gear, that it wants to push my foot out instantly
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Old 08-15-2009, 03:09 PM   #5
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also the car has 250 miles on it
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Old 08-15-2009, 04:20 PM   #6
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the clutch on this car is grabby. its not a smooth transition. once it engages, its on. just give it some more gas and go play with it some more, you'll get the feel for it.
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Old 08-15-2009, 04:46 PM   #7
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I found blipping the throttle a little before letting the clutch out in first helps. You know, get the motor spun up and use it's centrifugal force instead of trying to master throttle and clutch out of the hole so to speak. Makes you sound intimidating also, it does take a while to master this clutch, I also thought it was grabby but after 700 miles you would never know I only have that little time in the seat. Don't sweat it, it just comes with learning the car. And what better car to learn?
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Old 08-15-2009, 06:08 PM   #8
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where is it letting out at??? for some of you veteran manual car drivers, is this a "hard" car to learn???
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Old 08-15-2009, 08:44 PM   #9
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The clutch on this car is bizarre...at least mine is...
I wouldn't call it hard...I would just say that it's very quick and in a strange place. I would prefer it a bit closer to the floor.

The guys that worked on my car also commented on the clutch, unsolicited, and said that each of them had stalled it a few times...which was very odd.

You get used to it pretty quick. Now when I drive my wifes car I think her clutch is the weird one...
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Old 08-15-2009, 11:23 PM   #10
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The clutch on this car is bizarre...at least mine is...
I wouldn't call it hard...I would just say that it's very quick and in a strange place. I would prefer it a bit closer to the floor.

The guys that worked on my car also commented on the clutch, unsolicited, and said that each of them had stalled it a few times...which was very odd.

You get used to it pretty quick. Now when I drive my wifes car I think her clutch is the weird one...
cool. i learned to drive in a 91 chevy 1500 with a clutch that let off at the top which sucked, but i'm okay at driving a straight drive, hopefully i learn quick in this one
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Old 08-16-2009, 01:44 AM   #11
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Hmm...good to hear.

I have 2300 miles on mine. The clutch is very grabby, but i've gotten used to it on take-off.

However, I have not yet mastered near-redline speed shifting without lunging/jumping. I thought it was me, but I hop in my dad's vette and its 'away we go'. Glad to hear others having issues.
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Old 08-16-2009, 02:36 AM   #12
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This is a post I started a few weeks back. I now have 1450 miles on my car. The car didn't start taking off smoothly until around 500 to 600 miles as ssarrival stated. You almost have to ride to clutch to get a smooth launch. It just takes time getting use to the clutch. I use to be conscience of the position of the clutch during launch, now I'm more conscience of drivers not paying attention.
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Old 08-16-2009, 09:54 AM   #13
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Ha! I'm glad I'm not the only one...I thought it was me!

In order to get rid of that surge you have to keep the revs up and shift HARD...at least that's the way I can smooth out the shifts.

Funny thing...I have no idea what it feels like to shift under hard acceleration from 3 to 4, 4 to 5, or 5 to 6....
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Old 08-17-2009, 03:39 PM   #14
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I also didn't like the feel of the clutch pedal when stock. I removed a "return" spring under the dash for the clutch pedal and I like the clutch feel much better now. The spring is easy to remove or install so u guys might want to give it a shot and see if you like it!
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I also didn't like the feel of the clutch pedal when stock. I removed a "return" spring under the dash for the clutch pedal and I like the clutch feel much better now. The spring is easy to remove or install so u guys might want to give it a shot and see if you like it!
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Old 08-18-2009, 07:00 AM   #16
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I'll try to get some up this week. But just lay on ur back with ur head under the dash and look towards the top of the clutch pedal assembly, you will see the spring I am refering to.
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Old 08-23-2009, 12:02 PM   #17
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Clutch Pedal Return Spring Removal

So if you are unhappy with the clutch pedal feel I would suggest removing the clutch pedal return spring. After removing this spring the force to depress the clutch is more linear. I got the idea from corvette guys that were doing it and personally I like the clutch much better with out the spring.

Ok, here's the procedure.

Tools required: None or a screwdriver to make it easier.

Step 1: pop out clutch spring by hand or with screwdriver. It is located at the top of the clutch pedal assembly under the dash.

Step 2: Drink a beer (optional)

Step 3: Drive your car and enjoy the new clutch feel.
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Old 08-23-2009, 10:08 PM   #18
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So if you are unhappy with the clutch pedal feel I would suggest removing the clutch pedal return spring. After removing this spring the force to depress the clutch is more linear. I got the idea from corvette guys that were doing it and personally I like the clutch much better with out the spring.

Ok, here's the procedure.

Tools required: None or a screwdriver to make it easier.

Step 1: pop out clutch spring by hand or with screwdriver. It is located at the top of the clutch pedal assembly under the dash.

Step 2: Drink a beer (optional)

Step 3: Drive your car and enjoy the new clutch feel.
Thanks! Ill have to try and remember this if I dont like the clutch feeling.
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Old 08-24-2009, 06:50 AM   #19
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Good to know. I will keep this in mind if I don't like the clutch feeling when I pick up my car tomorrow. I have gotten so used to the clutch in my RX-8 over the last 5 years or so and it engages pretty close to the floor.
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I've noticed this one mine, and even stalled the car a few times on a hill. It's that damn spring- I'll have to drink a beer tonight.
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I've noticed this one mine, and even stalled the car a few times on a hill. It's that damn spring- I'll have to drink a beer tonight.

Let me know what you think, and don't drink to many before the test drive!
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Old 08-24-2009, 04:32 PM   #22
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the clutch is a little different than any other i have driven. does get way better with more miles and driver learning
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Old 08-24-2009, 06:17 PM   #23
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I noticed on the 1st to 2nd shift the clutch can be grabby (maybe not enought momentum in the flywheel at those speeds) and this makes the car a bit jumpy, also driving in dress shoes blows, so I bought a pair of driving shoes and they kick a$$ that helped out too. They stop 'making fun' for that once they go for a ride.....
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Anyone with any feedback on the the removal of the spring?
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Anyone with any feedback on the the removal of the spring?

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