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Lighter pedal after clutch change

My clutch change is on the list of things to do.
So after a new one is fitted can i expect a lighter clutch pedal ?, as this for me really knocks the edge off driving and i would like to think it gets as good as the twin sparks i have owned.
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I probably will be lighter as the clutch can get heavy as it wears.

I don't think it will ever be as light as a TS though.
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I don't think it will ever be as light as a TS though.
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Stiff clutch could be the slave cylinder, you might aswell get that changed when the clutch is done
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The TS clutch hasn't got to handle as much torque, so the springs in the clutch cover don't need to be as strong.

It won't be heavy, but just not quite as light as a TS.
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To me, a TS clutch feels too light. Like my mum's old Kia Picanto. My V6 has a nice light pedal compared to a lot of other V6s and diesels that I get to drive, I think it is just about perfect
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To me, a TS clutch feels too light. My V6 has a nice light pedal, I think it is just about perfect
I guess i was spoilt for too long with a nice (light) clutch pedal then.
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diesel clutches are heavier than petrol ones anyway so it will never feel as light. wish i had a diesel clutch tbh. petrols are too light

except my stilo, that was quite heavy
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The clutch on my GTV is quite heavy even though it is quite new.

The clutch on our bravo feels like the pedal isn't attached to anything in comparison.
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When you change the clutch you can lube the 1st motion shaft and splines with copperslip, this allows the clutch arm to move much easier, and makes a noticeably lighter pedal, I've done it on my V6 and on trannys at work, it does help, but you are always fighting the frictional forces required to contain the torque/bhp your engines chucking out, usually by stronger (heavier) pressure plate springs.
Not all garages bother with this lube.
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Jason, when changing a clutch have you ever changed the nylon bushes at either side of the clutch fork pivot pin.

Do you understand which bits I mean?

When they fail you often get a notchy pedal or clicks as you press it, and it is a common problem from what I gather.
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Jason, when changing a clutch have you ever changed the nylon bushes at either side of the clutch fork pivot pin.

Do you understand which bits I mean?

When they fail you often get a notchy pedal or clicks as you press it, and it is a common problem from what I gather.
I don't recall em Sy, but tbh the 156 clutch was such a long day, I was hell bent on just throwing it all back in.
I do recall the thrust bearing, which I trial fitted to the arm, and had a 'mare getting it off again
Are these bushes an Alfa only thing or on other motors too?
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I am not sure about other makes of car, but Fiat and Alfa's have these bushes.

I think it is just to give the clutch a smoother action as they sit inside the gearbox housing where the release forks pivot.

There was a thread about it on the Fiat Coupe forum, basically saying they should be done at the same time as the clutch if possible.
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Try the clutch on a Xantia if you're worried about light clutches... stupid cable routed near the exhaust manifold causing the grease to dry out and a clutch weight that's seriously annoying in heavy traffic
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So has anyone got a (Alfa diesel) car that has got a lighter pedal after a clutch change then ?.
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So has anyone got a (Alfa diesel) car that has got a lighter pedal after a clutch change then ?.
My old 2.4 JTD had a really heavy clutch, once it was replaced it was lovely and light.
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I don't think the clutch pedal will get any lighter.

You have to drill holes in it if you want it to weigh less.


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I don't think the clutch pedal will get any lighter.

You have to drill holes in it if you want it to weigh less.


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If you drill holes in the pedal it will also have less wind resistance as you push it down.
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If you drill holes in the pedal it will also have less wind resistance as you push it down.
Only if you drill holes in your feet too
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