dschultz Posted May 21, 2010 Share Posted May 21, 2010 My question, is there supposed to be any free play in the release lever or is it supposed to be like I describe below? So my new clutch (WRX style Bully stage 4 PP with a stage 2 disc pressing against a Streetlite FW) is slipping a bit. It only happens once it gets hot, after about 5 WOT runs starting with clutch fully engaged and 2krpm or after much slipping in rush hours traffic. I spoke to Frank at Ottawa clutch and he sat in my car and played with the clutch. He has an STi so he has an idea of how it should feel. His first comment was there is no free play in the peddle and suggested that I adjust it. So I came home and adjusted it and made sure the slave cylinder rod was not pressing into the release lever without a bit of play. But what I did notice is that there is absolutely no free play in the release lever. I popped the slave cylinder off and put a 10" adjustable wrench on the end of the lever and I could not make it move. Frank's earlier comment was if there is some pressure on the lever and the bearing is pressing into the pressure plate then I'm not completely engaged and could be losing some of the clamping force of the pressure plate on the disk. This is the bearing type. And the layout. I popped the boot up where the lever comes through the housing and looked inside. The lever forks are pressed against the bear as opposed to floating between the bearing and the tabs that wrap around the lever forks. Where the lever comes through the housing it is pressed hard against the engine side of the opening. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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