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Old 17 Nov 2005, 10:16 am
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Default Clutch release delay

We had an '01 Limited with a 5-speed, and it was a great car. Sure, we had to get used to the engine holding the rpm's up for a second before releasing the clutch to achieve smooth upshifts, but we eventually got used to that semi-annoying trait.
With our GT, we have to add to that the clutch slave delaying the release of the clutch (there is some kind of restrictor built into the line that slows the piston movement I'm told), and that adds another impediment to smooth driving IMHO....plus makes rev-matching on downshifts an excersize in futility
Does anyone know why this 'feature' was designed into the clutch release mechanism (assuming it's not just to torture us ) ???

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Old 23 Nov 2005, 12:27 am
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That feature isn't on my 03 GT. Not sure what it is that you have but it sounds just plain weird. Good luck
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Old 23 Nov 2005, 04:56 am
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No problem when I had my 5 speed '03 GT and it was running 270+ hp.
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Old 23 Nov 2005, 09:51 am
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Well, after a few miles now I'm getting used to it and can get through the gears pretty smoothly now. A friend with an ACR Neon says she has the same type of clutch slave behavior, and got used to it as well.

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Old 23 Nov 2005, 11:36 pm
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quote:Originally posted by sca037

We had an '01 Limited with a 5-speed, and it was a great car. Sure, we had to get used to the engine holding the rpm's up for a second before releasing the clutch to achieve smooth upshifts, but we eventually got used to that semi-annoying trait.
With our GT, we have to add to that the clutch slave delaying the release of the clutch (there is some kind of restrictor built into the line that slows the piston movement I'm told), and that adds another impediment to smooth driving IMHO....plus makes rev-matching on downshifts an excersize in futility
Does anyone know why this 'feature' was designed into the clutch release mechanism (assuming it's not just to torture us ) ???

Thanks,
Brian
(old-school enough to like being directly coupled to his hardware I guess [8)])
Never heard of this. Was that the excuse the dealership made up to explain why they wouldn't fix it? My clutch releases quickely and re-engages the same. Me thinks you have another problem. Nobody else on any of the boards has reported this problem here since I have been reading them.
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Old 28 Nov 2005, 09:58 am
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quote:Never heard of this. Was that the excuse the dealership made up to explain why they wouldn't fix it? My clutch releases quickely and re-engages the same. Me thinks you have another problem. Nobody else on any of the boards has reported this problem here since I have been reading them.
The dealership told me about the line restrictor to dampen the clutch release, and my friend with the ACR Neon (who also used to road race them) confirmed it for me. Apparently it's fairly subtle, but I'm picky about these kind of things and needed some time to get used to it [8)]
Any dealer-tech-types out there that can shed some light on this???
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Brian
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