Selespeed - Clutch rod definitive?
Hi, been searching and reading around and some say that adjusting the clutch rod to LESS than 28.5 makes gear changes quicker, up to a point where the clutch is dragging if you take it too far, and adjusting it to MORE than 28.5 makes gear changes take longer.
My clutch rod was at 28.5, the clutch slipped when cold, i.e. the revs raise before dropping during a change from 1 to 2, for example. It was fine when warmed up.
I adjusted it to 29.5, the clutch slipped MORE when cold in between gear changes, but fine when warm.
I adjusted it to 26.5, the clutch slips HUGELY when cold but again is fine when warm. Gear changes noticeably quicker.
What I don't understand, is that the rod PUSHES on the clutch arm, correct? So, in my mind, (and it will become clear shortly I obviously do not understand how this system works!), a very short clutch rod would hardly disengage the clutch at all, meaning that when the car engages the clutch when changing into second after coming out of first, the clutch engages SOONER than if the rod was set longer. This should minimize clutch slip, no?
Also, at all lengths I've tried, the car doesn't disengage the clutch quickly enough when braking to a stop. It keeps trying to put me into the back of the car in front. It's like you're driving along with the foot on the accelerator and the brake at the same time. On some occasions it's so bad it bunny hops to a stop (but interestingly never stalls, it always puts the clutch in in time)
Also, the MOST ANNOYING problem and the one that will lead to me getting rid if I can't solve it, when braking slowly, it changes down to, say, second for you. Fair enough. But it doesn't engage the clutch. It WAITS until you're trying to pull away, you put your foot down, and it slips the clutch, the revs go up, the clutch comes in and eventually you get going (most of the time with a jolt when the clutch finally engages fully) Obviously I'm assuming here that this is what's happening, I can't actually SEE the clutch. Interesting to note this problem was a lot less pronounced with the rod at 26.5
What's the answer? Do I need a new clutch? New clutch electrovalve? Is my logic wrong? Anyone who knows how a Selespeed drives, in the Romford area, wanna drive my car and tell me if this is how a Selespeed should drive?