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Old 12-25-2011, 09:27 PM
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6 speed clutch ?

how hard is it for u guys to push in ur clutch?? mine its hard as hell and makes my leg tired from just drivin it around town for ten mins. might be a dumb ? but thought i would ask. my bud has a dual disk kennys and said he can push his clutch down with 2 fingers. just did a swap so not to familar with the zf6. and info would be great. does it sound like the air just needs bleeding out? thanks for any info. by the way the clutch is like new stock one and any info on how good the south bend con-ofe is would be great to
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Old 12-25-2011, 11:23 PM
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Clutch in my truck is a bit stiff but nothing that causes problems.
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Old 12-26-2011, 07:32 AM
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mines quite smooth nothing too tiresome. I'd rate it 7/10 for stiffness? stock zf6 and stock clutch
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Old 12-26-2011, 07:36 AM
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I just put a Southbend in mine and it is gravy too push in! Its not as miserable in traffic anymore. Stock clutch, like you said... make your leg tired in no time.
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Old 12-26-2011, 10:17 AM
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so a stock clutch is gonna be alot firmer? so its not just me
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Old 12-26-2011, 04:50 PM
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I have no idea whats in my truck for a clutch as I bought it used late last month but its very easy to push in, I would say it very close to the same effort that's required to push my GF's clutch in on her 05 Subaru.
Now the dc4+ clutch in my modded Jetta TDI is a completely diff story. It easily takes twice the effort to push in vs. my truck.
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Old 12-26-2011, 05:14 PM
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Try to drive a freightliner now that is a clutch you have to push in. You will be complainig about your leg faster than 10 min especially setting at a red light.
Most petes are gravy and have not driven many others.
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Old 12-26-2011, 05:54 PM
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i drive a 45,000 pound straight truck so i know all about semi's and what not. im asking about a zf6 not semi's. maybe i just need to get a little bit used to it. i mean the clutch is not hard as heck but it's pretty firm. i will just deal with it im not to worried about it at the moment just thought i would get some imput on this. but thanks guys
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Old 12-27-2011, 10:03 AM
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To answer your question it is possible that you have a defective pressure plate. That would cause a really hard pedal.
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Id rate my stocker at about 9/10 for firmness. Its just the nature of a stock clutch in these. The fingers on the pressure plate are shorter than on the aftermarket ones such as my southbend in my dually. Longer fingers mean more mechanical advantage and less effort at the pedal.

If the cylinder needs replacing because of air, it will be squishy just like brakes that need to be bled. In my experience you will feel air bubbles in it as well.
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