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Bite too high on clutch

Discussion in 'Motors' started by Tom|Nbk, 7 Mar 2008.

  1. Tom|Nbk

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    Ahh fair enough.
     
  2. TripleT

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    And you shouldn't be riding the clutch anyway ;)
     
  3. Tom|Nbk

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    Meh

    Tbh I just keep my foot just below the bite, I get a much smoother lift off.

    If i keep my foot fully depressed on the clutch I find it harder to get a smoother lift off.

    Guess I'll have ot live with it, sigh. The Focus has an auto adjusting bite AFAIK being that it is hydraulic.
     
  4. TripleT

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    Having a clutch as heavy as the one in the GTi6 teaches you not to ride the clutch :p
     
  5. Conscript

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    Clutch is also a little high on mine Tom. I was worrying about the clutch being on the way out (80K miles), but aside from being a little jerky for the first few minutes when cold, I've got no other problems.
     
  6. Tom|Nbk

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    I'm wondering if because they are self adjusting that once it gets right to the top it's near it's end of it's life?
     
  7. ScoobyDoo69

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    I wouldn't worry about it. The only car I've ever driven with the clutch right at the bottom was a Yaris, most of the rest have been fairly high.
     
  8. Tom|Nbk

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    Not too worried about it tbh mate, just annoying to live with at times :D. Instant bite > high bite IMO of course.
     
  9. Sone

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    get an auto, no bite :D
     
  10. Tom|Nbk

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    Hah it would be one less thing to worry about :p
     
  11. thecremeegg

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    So yea just be grateful you dont have a clio, its got a really high bite and its instant so by the time you've done a few stop starts and you take your eye off the ball, u bring it up to fast and bam! stall....not funny :p
     
  12. Tom|Nbk

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    A high bite but instant :confused:
     
  13. Matthew.M

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    I had a Focus and the bite was really low. My mate had a similar Focus and the bite was really high. Both were of comparable mileage and the bites didn't change positions in the 2 years of driving we both did.

    Think it's just luck of the draw unless I'm missing something!
     
  14. Ladforce

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    We've had our focus since new and the bite hasnt changed from being high despite now being on 170k miles. I think its a trait to have a high bite on the focus.
     
  15. jellybeard999

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    My Focus has a low bite (2001 2.0 42k)
     
  16. unknown79

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    My Rover 25 had an insanely high bite and after reading the MG forums i discovered a household mod to shorten it.

    Basically its a spacer (made from a contact lens fluid top) put on the cable to shorten it :p

    [​IMG]
     
  17. atpbx

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    I think he means "not progressive" or "its an on off clutch"
     
  18. neil-ste

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    The bite on my Mondeo is really far up and has been for 30k miles. I prefer it like that.
     
  19. DannyW

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    fords dont like town driving, i've had 3 which have needed clutch's before 80k miles. i've also driven other fords at dealers with weak clutchs (slipping). best way to test is dump the clutch in 4th gear at high revs with the handbrake on tight, it should cut out instantly

    this is a bad one - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TFmszNBA8JM
     
  20. NickXX

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    Clutch is still going strong after 127,000 miles on my 330d.