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Information, speculation and anything else specifically related to the MY07+ (FN2 & FD2) Civic Type R.
 #3863077  by Private Custard
 Fri Feb 24, 2017 7:47 pm
A small niggle that I was wondering if there's a fix for. My clutch pedal doesn't feel like it has a huge amount of travel, and feels quite stiff, particularly the final third. The biting point is also right at the bottom. Is there any way to make it feel more 'normal'? The gearbox feels sweet, but fast shifts are a right pain when hammering up through the box.
 #3863081  by dweezle
 Fri Feb 24, 2017 8:20 pm
You could try adjusting the pedal
 #3863083  by Private Custard
 Fri Feb 24, 2017 8:35 pm
I was wondering about that. Looks like a couple of bolts to mess about with under the dash. I might have to find a guide somewhere. It's probably mechanically fine, I'm just fussy on the feel of a clutch pedal. It's strange, going from a fairly normal feeling clutch on my '52 Celica, to this, which is fairly unforgiving!
 #3863146  by yunusa
 Wed Mar 01, 2017 2:55 pm
My clutch pedal is stiff and there isn't much travel to the biting point and thats how its always been.
 #3863155  by ABP MOTORSPORT
 Thu Mar 02, 2017 12:18 pm
Hi,

We see quite a few of the CTRs with a heavy clutch feel and low biting point.

A new clutch kit will make it feel totally different as sometimes this happens to the clutch gradually so you dont notice it getting to the point it is now.

Fit a new clutch and you will wish you had done it long before now.

Hope this helps?

Dave.
 #3863159  by Private Custard
 Thu Mar 02, 2017 6:22 pm
The clutch itself feels fine, no slip under load. I'll try the biting point adjustment before going any further. After todays news on the roof rust issue, I think it's worth sorting properly if neccessary.
 #3865188  by Danith
 Tue Sep 19, 2017 1:15 pm
I'm in exact same boat. The pedal in my Ep now feels light as a feather in comparison to my recently acquired Fn2! The FN is on 76k now.

Had the clutch bled, braided line (just cos why not), pedal has been adjusted and the bite pt is a bit better but the pedal is still really stiff and gearchange feels pretty laboured (but not crunches or slipping). Read up that it's most likely a worn pressure plate spring/mechanism?
Looking likely that I'll get it changed anyway. Been quoted between 300-380 so far. YAY!
 #3865189  by Lewisgame
 Tue Sep 19, 2017 4:51 pm
Don't adjust the pedal. It's a bodge fix to the real problem which is the clutch itself. Clutch pressure plate diaphragm spring is the fault and the cure is a new clutch kit.
If you adjust the clutch pedal to a faulty clutch, it'll then require adjustment again to the new clutch.


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 #3865482  by Danith
 Thu Nov 30, 2017 2:12 pm
New clutch fitted and it's spot on.

Pressure plate was goosed.
 #3866386  by Commander
 Sun Sep 30, 2018 8:29 pm
Nice one. Need a new clutch myself. Maybe for Christmas!

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 #3866463  by SFerraro
 Fri Nov 09, 2018 8:12 am
Danith wrote:I'm in exact same boat. The pedal in my Ep now feels light as a feather in comparison to my recently acquired Fn2! The FN is on 76k now.

Had the clutch bled, braided line (just cos why not), pedal has been adjusted and the bite pt is a bit better but the pedal is still really stiff and gearchange feels pretty laboured (but not crunches or slipping). Read up that it's most likely a worn pressure plate spring/mechanism?
Looking likely that I'll get it changed anyway. Been quoted between 300-380 so far. YAY!


Hi,
I just bought a 2008 Type R FN2 model, with only 46K, and I have the same issue !! Bit point is on the floor, clutch is so stiff, really seems to be a mechanism issue. I have checked the fluid level and colour, it is all perfect !
I am a bit disapointed with such low mileage to have such an issue...

So do I then have to change the clutch ?
If so, what is the best "fast road" clutch to buy ? I'm not really into OEM as it could lead to same issue, but more in aftermarket one. What is best option : Exedy ? Exedy Stage 1 (a bit more resistant) ? But I had a new Exedy on previous car and they were known to be noisy (and I had the issue !), so I'm not really confident any more with the clutchs world !!!!!!!

Thanks for your feedback :-)
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 #3866464  by Commander
 Fri Nov 09, 2018 8:15 am
SFerraro wrote:
Danith wrote:I'm in exact same boat. The pedal in my Ep now feels light as a feather in comparison to my recently acquired Fn2! The FN is on 76k now.

Had the clutch bled, braided line (just cos why not), pedal has been adjusted and the bite pt is a bit better but the pedal is still really stiff and gearchange feels pretty laboured (but not crunches or slipping). Read up that it's most likely a worn pressure plate spring/mechanism?
Looking likely that I'll get it changed anyway. Been quoted between 300-380 so far. YAY!


Hi,
I just bought a 2008 Type R FN2 model, with only 46K, and I have the same issue !! Bit point is on the floor, clutch is so stiff, really seems to be a mechanism issue. I have checked the fluid level and colour, it is all perfect !
I am a bit disapointed with such low mileage to have such an issue...

So do I then have to change the clutch ?
If so, what is the best "fast road" clutch to buy ? I'm not really into OEM as it could lead to same issue, but more in aftermarket one. What is best option : Exedy ? Exedy Stage 1 (a bit more resistant) ? But I had a new Exedy on previous car and they were known to be noisy (and I had the issue !), so I'm not really confident any more with the clutchs world !!!!!!!

Thanks for your feedback :-)
Would also like to know this!

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 #3866466  by Danith
 Sat Nov 10, 2018 1:01 pm
Absolutely 100% oem which is exedy. Don't need an uprated clutch, these things have no torque. The springs in the pressure plate are what get tired, not the clutch friction plate
 #3866467  by Commander
 Sat Nov 10, 2018 1:10 pm
Danith wrote:Absolutely 100% oem which is exedy. Don't need an uprated clutch, these things have no torque. The springs in the pressure plate are what get tired, not the clutch friction plate
Thanks mate!

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 #3866469  by SFerraro
 Sat Nov 10, 2018 6:27 pm
Do you have please a reference of the Exedy which is correct ? Do the springs are trustable on the Exedy ? Heard that Exedy can be noisy in mechanism...
An Exedy Stage 1 is not much more expensive and could be stronger, what do you think ? I just want to put a strong and fully trustable and reliable clutch, what do you guys recommand (with a product reference would be great :-) for FULL peace of mind ? :-)
Thanks in advance
 #3866470  by Danith
 Sat Nov 10, 2018 6:32 pm
Mine is not noisy at all. I've had them in my ep3 and fn2 and have been fine. Usually about 120 pounds in ebay and tegiwa
 #3866471  by SFerraro
 Sat Nov 10, 2018 7:51 pm
Fair enough, thanks ;-)

On Tegiwa, they have RPC Stage 1 clutch, same price as OEM, do we have any feedback for RPC products ?

They also have lighweight flyweel (4.3kg), is it worth changing the flywheel on a FN2 type R ?

Furthermore I see a basic Exedy clutch is £133 on RHDperformance website, is it really good clutch, don't want face anymore a noisy or springs issue :-( :-(
https://www.rhdperformance.co.uk/honda- ... -621-p.asp

Thanks

Cheers

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Furthermore I see a basic Exedy clutch is £133 on RHDperformance website, is it really good clutch, don't want face anymore a noisy or springs issue :-( :-(
https://www.rhdperformance.co.uk/honda- ... -621-p.asp
 #3866479  by SFerraro
 Thu Nov 15, 2018 2:06 pm
Hi,
I'm looking to an Exedy OEM clutch, but can I trust the Ebay seller, they have Exedy OEM at £139 and Stage one at just above £240 ? Is it real Exedy and not "copy" ??
I just want be sure the springs are not failing as it is the reason of why I change the clutch, so is Exedy having no issue ? because I'm disapointed with honda OEM clutch which failed under 45.000 miles on mine... :-(
Thanks
BR
 #3866480  by Commander
 Thu Nov 15, 2018 2:21 pm
SFerraro wrote:Hi,
I'm looking to an Exedy OEM clutch, but can I trust the Ebay seller, they have Exedy OEM at £139 and Stage one at just above £240 ? Is it real Exedy and not "copy" ??
I just want be sure the springs are not failing as it is the reason of why I change the clutch, so is Exedy having no issue ? because I'm disapointed with honda OEM clutch which failed under 45.000 miles on mine... :-(
Thanks
BR
Ignore ebay and get it from a reputable seller. Give rich at Abp a shout and he can sell you one.
Or cox motors. You'll be looking at between £200-230

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