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Old 11-12-2018, 02:53 PM   #1
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Hello all,
I have been reading that if I overfill my manual trans past a half, that it will possibly drip onto the clutch.
I have 60k on my clutch and trans, original from 1994 (transplanted into a 1995). I did my swap in June, and filled it to a little above the full mark, and forgot to drain some out.
Now, as it has gotten colder, I have noticed that my clutch is feeling weaker. It grabs at the same point, but it is really soft and doesnt engage as harshly as it used to, which I liked.
Could this be the trans fluid leaking onto it? Or could it be the hydraulics (which are new as of June 2018)? It has no issues with slipping or releasing, but it just doesnt seem to be as strong as it used to be.
Thanks for any input.
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Old 11-12-2018, 02:59 PM   #2
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Grabbing harshly sounds bad. That is what our stage 2 clutch does. When we replace it, back to stock. I don't think it will make 20,000 miles.

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Old 11-15-2018, 02:17 PM   #3
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Grabbing harshly sounds bad. That is what our stage 2 clutch does. When we replace it, back to stock. I don't think it will make 20,000 miles.
It was never harsh but it was noticeable. I enjoyed it. Now it seems to be grabbing softly as it is getting colder. I am not sure if this is a normal thing but I am getting concerned. Its am OEM saturn clutch with about 60k on it. Hydraulics are only 6 months old.

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Old 11-15-2018, 02:21 PM   #4
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I have an almost brand new clutch on mine, and I know what you mean; it's not that it's harsh when it grabs, it's *noticeable* I think I would feel not so confident otherwise? If that makes sense. So yeah I would say that's different to not really notice it...

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