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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 05-15-02, 04:17 AM Thread Starter
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bloody hard clutch!

hey guys, i got my EF futura 5 speed today and it's nice to drive except that the clutch is as hard as buggery, is the clutch adjustable and if so how's it done and is it easy to do ???

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post #2 of 9 (permalink) Old 05-15-02, 04:23 AM
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Yeah, I've heard that the 6 clutches are heavier than some of the 8's!
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It could be a heavy duty clutch... if thats the case - you will need a new clutch if you want a softer one.

I have a heavy duty clutch in my baby, and even though its not as heavy as the old one, its still good. Most females cant even get the pedal to the floor!! And people who try to drive it always stall it!! hahaha.

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Mine is damn heavy also, WAY heavier than a TE50 I drove.
Reversing can be quite a PIA sometimes.:dead:

But it does seem to be holding up well considering the abuse I give it occasionally:crazy1:

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Love the heavy clutch in my 6.
I seem to have trouble with light clutches - like in the wifes Laser.
Most people stall mine when they try to drive it too.

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post #6 of 9 (permalink) Old 05-15-02, 07:11 PM
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I have had two clutch kits recently in my ef xr8. I have found that depending on adjustment the clutch can feel light or hard. When the clutch was new it was very light and I was not happy. Got used to it though. Sent it in for a service and clutch adjustment the other day and since the clutch has been a lot harder to push in. The difference is quite significant. I know they are adjusted using two nuts on the inside of engine bay on firewall above where your clutch would be. I believe they undo top nut and tighten bottom one up to reduce slack or vise versa. I know its a pain in the arse when vehicle is hot. Should only be a cheap adjustment at any mechanic shop.
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clutches in 6 are damn heavy. my left leg is heaps more toned than my right now!!!! dont adjust it too much, or you'll do what i did and put too much tension in the it snapped - a farkin bitch to change if you do it ur self and dont have a hoist in your back yard to get to the spot where the cable goes into the tranny!!!! enough to get a mechanic to replace - bout $120
.....think of the workout your getting on your lower body though!!!!!!!!!
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Mick Webb and i just changed the clutch in my XR8. No more super heavy pedal or super long travel. Pedal is nice and smooth and the clutch has handled everything i've thrown at so far......
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post #9 of 9 (permalink) Old 05-16-02, 01:40 AM
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be carefull a heavier than nomal clutch could meen that it's slightly out of alignment. it may letgo on you under real heavey workout.

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