Nice summary. Very well stated.AK98Taco said:The clutch pedal does not control the clutch per se, but rather the clutch fork and throwout bearing. The throwout bearing has a decent amount of travel before and during contact with the diaphragm spring before the clutch is disengaged. This travel is exaggerated by the clutch pedal. When the pedal is depressed the clutch is disengaged from the flywheel. It is not grabbing the flywheel when you depress the pedal; it's the other way around.
Is that somewhat clear?
Well, as simply as I can describe it, the less freeplay, i.e. the more pedal travel in relation to clutch travel, will allow smoother engagement (which is very necessary with high-friction clutches like my Centerforce Dual Friction) and better control. Offroad, it would be very difficult to slip a clutch that had little or no freeplay, and the motor would cut-out with such a sudden engagement.TURNER said:sorry bout that got it mixed up, i understand how a clutch works, the reason i asked you to explain is cause when you release the pedal to make the disc contact the flywheel, i always thought that the closer to the floor that it "grabbed" the better, (i.e, more freeplay at the top of the pedal) was the way it was supposed to be, ive owned a couple with cars w/ cable style clutches and always kept them adjusted so they had tons of freeplay at the top, since there is no real adjustment on the hydro clutch it is kind of mut piont im just tryin to gain a knowledge here
Well, thank you very much!ShowStop said:Nice summary. Very well stated.