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Clutch engagement points adjustable in 996TT?

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Hi All,

 

Please forgive me if I'm repeating a post. I've looked for a solution to my issue fairly thoroughly and both online or in person I have found little information on the subject specific to the automobile or mostly dismissive answers to the question:

 

"What, if any component or piece of the transmission/clutch system governs the engagement point as it relates to pedal travel?"

 

The car is a 2003 TT and when I had the cooling tubes pinned I had a stage 2 clutch installed.

 

When I first bought the car I thought that the pedal "caught" high in comparison to our 2001 C4 and 2003 C2, I wanted to simply lower the progression and I expected the 600+ HP rated clutch to be heavier.

 

In effect this all had the exact opposite effect. The clutch catches extremely high through about three degrees of pedal travel. 

 

Does anyone out there know enough about this system to perhaps comment on the situation?

 

I am suspecting the springs govern the progression. But then what governs the spot where engagement begins? I would find the car far easier to drive if it could be moved closer to the floor. Right now I have to physically bend my knee to release the clutch and with so little progression it's actually hard to drive smoothly.

 

I can honestly say I wouldn't buy it if I test drove it like it is now. Biggest mistake I ever made with a car.

 

Any information or advice would be greatly appreciated.

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As the system is hydraulically operated, there is really no practicle way to control the engagement point on the clutch.  The helper springs on the pedal system can alter the effort involved, but will again not alter the engagement point. 

 

That said, it sounds like yours is extremely high, which may be indicative of a problem with either the hydrualic system itself, or the clutch fork pivot.

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Check out the adjustable clutch stops from RSS.  It will  help eliminate a lot of pedal travel before the clutch engages. 

 

I use a race puck that engages probably way less than 2 inches before the clutch engages at the top.

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I just want to thank you all for the rapid response.

 

I'm definitely going to take a look at the RSS clutch stops. That sounds like exactly what I'm looking for.

 

Cheers!

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I don't know if the OP ever got the clutch where he wanted it. I had a similar problem with my new, to me, 2004 X50 turbo that turned out to be a failing clutch accumulater on the slave cylinder.

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