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    1. Member Alec's TT's Avatar
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      03-10-2017 08:14 PM #1
      I am learning so much every time i log in here thanks to you guys and i think all my gear change issues might come from my clutch not fully disengaging now. I was watching old youtube videos of my car and saw one where my car was rolling forward with the clutch all the way in on flat ground, back then it never occurred to me that it might be dragging. Could this be the reason of my high rpm gear change issues?

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      03-10-2017 08:24 PM #2
      Yes.

    3. 03-12-2017 05:00 PM #3
      absolutely could be 1 reason for this happening.

      what clutch / flywheel are u using?
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      03-14-2017 01:18 PM #4
      I am on my 3rd or 4th clutchmasters clutch and fw. Its an 18lb steel i think.
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    5. 03-15-2017 09:29 AM #5
      Quote Originally Posted by Alec's TT View Post
      I am on my 3rd or 4th clutchmasters clutch and fw. Its an 18lb steel i think.
      3rd or 4th is what timeframe?

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      03-16-2017 06:41 PM #6
      less than 10k miles total. And its number 3. Pictures of the clutch are in this thread.

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      2ltr bored and stroked. E85, HX35, 10.3:1 compression, 9K rpm, Water injection.

    7. 03-17-2017 09:19 AM #7
      Quote Originally Posted by Alec's TT View Post
      less than 10k miles total. And its number 3. Pictures of the clutch are in this thread.

      http://forums.vwvortex.com/showthrea...cture-olympics
      YIKES! its obvious your clutch is not fully disengaging but i dont see how you can trash a clutch in that short of time. do you sit at stop lights with it in gear and your foot on the clutch? or its not fully disengaging OR engaging. i dont really know how that could happen though lol. or fix your engagement problem and try a different brand of clutch

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      03-17-2017 02:26 PM #8
      Quote Originally Posted by Alec's TT View Post
      less than 10k miles total. And its number 3. Pictures of the clutch are in this thread.

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      Is your throw out/slave shimmed? OEM hydraulic line or aftermarket line?

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      03-19-2017 03:50 PM #9
      Oem line and no shim.

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      05-16-2017 05:45 PM #10
      Quote Originally Posted by dem3500 View Post
      YIKES! its obvious your clutch is not fully disengaging but i dont see how you can trash a clutch in that short of time. do you sit at stop lights with it in gear and your foot on the clutch? or its not fully disengaging OR engaging. i dont really know how that could happen though lol. or fix your engagement problem and try a different brand of clutch
      "do you sit at stop lights with it in gear and your foot on the clutch?"

      Just re read some threads and pulled the trigger on the usp stainless line. Then was wondering if this is a bad habit to have? If so, why?
      2ltr bored and stroked. E85, HX35, 10.3:1 compression, 9K rpm, Water injection.

    11. 05-17-2017 09:54 AM #11
      Quote Originally Posted by Alec's TT View Post
      "do you sit at stop lights with it in gear and your foot on the clutch?"

      Just re read some threads and pulled the trigger on the usp stainless line. Then was wondering if this is a bad habit to have? If so, why?
      your throughout bearing is not designed to have a load on it for more than a few seconds. if your sitting with your food on the clutch for long periods of time you will trash that bearing. when that bearing wears out it will cause the actuator arm to move and the clutch will start to drag and wear out your clutch prematurely.

      you can also wear out the clutch if its not fully disengaged. in gear at a stop with your foot on the clutch. hit the gas. if the car moves a tiny bit then the clutch is dragging.
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      05-19-2017 09:54 PM #12
      So my usp stainless line a long with a new radiator are both on the way. However I was thinking, does the usp line go from the master all the way to the throw out bearing? As in does it replace everything in this picture? If it does replace it all, why do we not make lines out of break line with a smaller rubber section for flex in the center. I think that would give a more positive feel would it not? Or would the difference of an all steel line and a steel braided line be non existent?


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      05-19-2017 10:15 PM #13
      You need the shim on the throwout bearing.

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      Yesterday 05:11 PM #14
      Quote Originally Posted by Alec's TT View Post
      "do you sit at stop lights with it in gear and your foot on the clutch?"

      Just re read some threads and pulled the trigger on the usp stainless line. Then was wondering if this is a bad habit to have? If so, why?
      Yes, stop doing that. As explained, that bearing isn't meant to hold sustained loads.

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