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Old 05-15-2013, 02:22 PM   #1
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My clutch recently bit the dust so I bought and installed at bahnhof stage 3 clutch kit for my six speed trans.

Got it all installed and my car drives a lot differently. There's a lot of grab and chatter when I take off, its not near as bad when I'm rolling down the road. Its not horribly bad but it makes me uneasy.

Some of it is probably me and I know there's some sort of break in period. Is this normal?
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Old 05-15-2013, 03:30 PM   #2
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I just drove it again, I did better. It shifts fine and the clutch is disengaging and engaging just fine except for takeoff where there is chattering.

I feel like I'm 15 again trying to learn the ways of the manual.
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Okay so I just took it on yet another drive and it was all me. The chattering is very minimal which I am pretty confident is it just hasn't been broken in.
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clutch with a disc using other than organic friction surface like ceramic pucs, etc., are prone to 'chatter". Especially when new during break-in. your driving/engagement technique may need to adjust. On these types of clutches there is a fine line on smooth engagement...if you do find it. Part of the trade off when going to a more performance clutch. Ideally it will get better after the 500 mile break-in period
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I'm up to 480 miles on it and its almost gone though I still have a little trouble during take off. I've learned it needs more gas and a slow clutch release. It releases closer to the floor more than usual, I'm not close to grinding gears but I may still invest in an adjustable master cylinder.
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Some clutches chatter. Thats why I liked the Diamond clutch. Crazy grab and no chatter.
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Too late now, I'm not dropping my trany again if I can help it.
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