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Re: The R's Clutch (haciendadad)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>haciendadad</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Is it just mine, or do all Rs have their clutch engage half-way up instead of near the bottom?</TD></TR></TABLE><p>You're not alone. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/frown.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: The R's Clutch (haciendadad)

I drove my first V70R MT this past weekend. I loved it, but that was one thing I noticed about the clutch...too much travel before it engaged. The friend who test drove it with me had an even harder time getting a smooth shift during the first few accelerations. I figure I would get used to it -- I still found the MT more fun to drive than my '00 R and am now considering getting a manual instead of the automatic for my next car.
 

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Re: The R's Clutch (o2bnme)

I had the same thing with a E46 M3. Described it to the dealer. One half hour later and 50.00 it was right to the floor. Tech described it as a simple clutch adjustment. I don't know if the R's are the same way, but I bet they are. Tell them you would like the clutch height (in car) adjusted close to the floor. Rick
 

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Re: The R's Clutch (Mash)

Thanks for the tip, I noticed this too (a "soft clutch" is what I call it) and will be asking Volvo if they can adjust this when I bring it in for the Permaplating.
 

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Re: The R's Clutch (JimLill)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>JimLill</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">There's no real adjustment that can be made. </TD></TR></TABLE><br>But the DO get better and easier with miles
 

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Re: The R's Clutch (JRL)

The clutch in my '05 seemed a lot lighter than Kirby's when I drove his car. Anyone else notice a difference between years? Mike?<p>I did notice that is got easier in the 20k miles I had mine. I liked the feel of Kirby's in his '04 better than mine though. He had about twice the miles I had at the time also, 15k vs 30k. Mine was almost too lite
 

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Re: The R's Clutch (JRL)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>JRL</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">But the DO get better and easier with miles</TD></TR></TABLE><p>As in you get used to the clutch the more you drive the car, or the clutch gets a little lower as you put on more miles?
 

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Re: The R's Clutch (liverichly)

I never noticed that much where it releases so it must be OK for me but it's a LOT smoother engagement now and has some progressiveness to it.<br>In the beginning it was "right there" now it has a bit of "normal" slip to the engagement.<br>Only way I can describe it<br>Mine always seemed to engage around halfway, never towards the top.<br>I'll try to make a note of where it releases, never thought much about it as I adapt to different cars almost instantly. (Well, within a mile or so)
 

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Re: The R's Clutch (JimLill)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>JimLill</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">There's no real adjustment that can be made. </TD></TR></TABLE><p>Aren't all hydralic clutches self-adjusting? In fact, aren't most modern clutches self adjusting?<p>Best way to see where your R's clutch engages is to slooowly let out the clutch without touching the gas. If you do it right, you can actually drive off without hitting the gas at all. Kinda neat.
 

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Re: The R's Clutch (PhilUp)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>PhilUp</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">I've noticed it engages differently when the AC is on as well.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Feels a little stiffer without the A/C on, I like it better, can't wait until the Fall.
 

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Re: The R's Clutch (PhilUp)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>PhilUp</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">I've noticed it engages differently when the AC is on as well.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Not as smooth since the AC strains the engine which requires a bit more gas when releasing the clutch. Also have to shift a bit quicker since the RPM's drop faster.
 
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