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New Clutch Question
I Have been a lurker of civinfo for a while, not posted very much - especially not for a while - I cant seem to log into my old account so set up a new one.
Just had a question relating to having a new clutch fitted to my 07 FN2 recently - Quite a broad question really, just cant see any answers relating to my question.
I had it fitted about a month ago, when it was first installed the clutch pedal was light as a feather (almost too light) struggled to drive the thing for the first 100 miles, the old clutch was super stiff.
I have just recently noticed even over the past few days having driven it quite a lot, that the clutch has become increasingly stiff again, albeit not as stiff as the old one but definitely has a lot more weight to it now.
I guess my question is.... is this normal? After the bedding in has been done? (done 550 miles in it since the new clutch has been fitted) been taking it fairly easy...not pullling away at more than 1500 - 2000 rpm etc..
I figured at the time, that the pedal was going to be as light as it was indefinitely, and I would need to adjust to it.
Do clutches as they start to wear in become stiffer etc? after starting off incredibly light? Also whilst pushing the clutch pedal now I can sort of feel, the only way to describe it is a spring like mechanism light sensation underfoot, I could not feel in the old clutch.
The clutch works great, no problems shifting etc.. First time I have had a new clutch in any car... So apologies if this seems to be an silly question.
Many thanks for any replies.