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> Stage 1 Clutch Kit - Pedal HEAVY!
yeahmag
post Dec 17 2018, 01:36 PM
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I've never had a Stage 1 clutch in a Type 4. The KEP Stage 1 (modified Sachs) feels really heavy on the pedal. I'm OK with it as long as nothing is wrong. Anybody had the same?

I imagine if this is "normal", I should switch to a Delrin pulley...


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post Dec 17 2018, 01:46 PM
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Are you sure the throw is adjusted properly?

I had KEP Stage I, II and III clutches and i currently run a special made one-off KEP clutch on my 3.6L and while they do feel a bit firmer, i never had any of them feel heavy.

Once adjusted properly, you should feel a very distinct point where the clutch disengages and once past that point, the pedal should move freely without much force needed to hold it.
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post Dec 17 2018, 01:48 PM
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It's adjusted a bit low at this point. I don't get that "over center" feel I had in the other Sachs kit, so maybe I'm not fully utilizing some magic leverage point(s)...???
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post Dec 17 2018, 07:20 PM
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Adjusting it to the correct range definitely helped. Still heavy, but not as bad.

Think I need to adjust my pedal stop some now (for shorter throw).
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post Apr 14 2019, 10:44 PM
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Did you ever get this to work well?
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Changed the clutch cable from a Terry to a Cofle and it’s much better. There was something wrong with that Terry cable...
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post Apr 15 2019, 09:37 AM
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Terry cables do not have the plastic sheaths in the tunnel that the OEM style cables have. Braided cable on the steel tube causes a lot of drag.
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post Apr 15 2019, 10:31 AM
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QUOTE('73-914kid @ Apr 15 2019, 11:37 AM) *

Terry cables do not have the plastic sheaths in the tunnel that the OEM style cables have. Braided cable on the steel tube causes a lot of drag.


Is there an easy way to tell which type of cable that you have?

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It would probably be tough if it's in the car already. The cable is thinner on a stock one, but without a reference, it would be hard to gauge. The sheath that is a dead giveaway is hidden in the tunnel.
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Some cables have the brand on the black cable housing between the firewall and transmission.
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