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Old 07-08-16, 07:35 PM   #1
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Before anybody starts yelling at me: I googled and I already searched and I found a lot of answers.
I'm still wondering.
Here's what happened today:
Believe it or not but my STi is my first manual car I'm driving daily.
Like you can imagine the first week, maybe two weeks were hell. Every red light was my biggest enemy - launching my car from a still stand lmaoooo
Anyways. As my driving is almost flawless I started trying myself in all the fancy stuff like down shifting.
So as I'm doing a few downshifts on my way home from work just to be comfortable with it I missed 3rd gear and and didn't get into gear. Means while I kick the clutch, press gas and hammer the stick into nowhere ( like I did when I was 13 lmaoooooo) I push gas and rev my engine pretty quick to 7k with my clutch fully engaged since I noticed that I didn't get into gear.
I gave it a moment until rpm started to drop again and took my foot of the clutch. Pressed again put in gear and disengage clutch and keep driving. Everything normal besides me cursing like an idiot at myself.
Right after that I believe to have noticed that my clutch is really soft while driving, but as soon as is slow down or approach a light etc it's actually really stiff like it always been ( the 2 months I have it now).
I parked it at home for a while and took it for a spin again later to see if I'm just paranoid. But I really think it's softer than it should be while it still disengages all the way out without getting stuck.
All kind of stuff from jammed flywheel to leak of fluid or total dead of Master Cylinder is what I find.
Nobody though says anything about it being irregular. When I'm accelerating its really soft while it's nice and stiff when I slow down.
Any experiences? Advice?

Thanks for the help!
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Old 02-16-17, 06:46 PM   #2
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This will be my first MT car and I'm worried
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Old 02-17-17, 03:34 AM   #3
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Sometimes i experience this in my 2011 sti. At times the clutch will feel a little softer and at times it will feel nice an stiff. The difference is feel is very minimal. If i notice it, i will just get into boost and the clutch will go back to its normal stiffness. I dont really think to much about it since the car drives fine and the clutch still performs normally. I believe this issue is due to either fluid in the master cylinder or the master cylinder itself. Honestly, if the clutch isnt sinking to the floor or giving you a hard time engaging/disengaging i wouldnt worry about it. Just drive and enjoy the car. Worry about a issue when it actually presents itself.
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Old 02-17-17, 03:59 AM   #4
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part out







jk...we've all been there at some point
sounds like it's totally fine, it's a brand new car there will be a lot of variance until it gets "broken in", don't worry these cars aren't made of glass
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Old 02-17-17, 05:27 AM   #5
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I've had similar issues on my 17 STI. It's kind of hit and miss, honestly. Sometimes it doesn't like going into gear under boost, 2nd grinds, etc. I'm starting to think that it's driver error in most occasions, frankly. I've seen similar things on here about my same issues and if I change my driving style, it's amazing! Everything works just fine lol We have a warranty for a reason, so if you feel like there's a problem, take it into the dealer. They are already very aware of how prissy STI owners are.
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Old 02-17-17, 05:48 AM   #6
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First manual car, and it's an STI?? Here is a nice video for you to watch. 5 Things You Should Never Do In A Manual Transmission Vehicle - YouTube
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First manual car, and it's an STI?? Here is a nice video for you to watch. 5 Things You Should Never Do In A Manual Transmission Vehicle - YouTube


I've been driving manuals for decades and I am bad about resting my hand on the shifter. It just seems too natural to not do it. For vehicles without all those damping bushings in the shift linkage you can feel if there is play in the u-joints or vibrations in the engine by doing it also.
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Video doesn't work for me...?


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