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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

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?

 #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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