Gen1 clutch and stick questions.
1. How touchy is your clutch. Do the plates engage fairly smoothly or do you notice a bump unless you're very careful with the clutch release?
I had the clutch redone a few months ago, and for a while it worked smooth as butter. Now it seems a little "choppy" if I am not very smooth with the release when the plates engage. I expect it to be rough at higher RPM, but sometimes its a bit jerky at lower rpm.
2. How smooth does the stick work through the gears in the 5 speed?
I have some issues working the stick back into first at times unless I am virtually at a stop. Is there some mechanism that blocks downshift to first above certain RPM? Second can also be a little sticky at times. The higher gears are always pretty smooth.
2000 XE V6 4X4 5speed, AC PML, RS5000s, K&N drop-in, AC Idler brace, Yakima kayak rack, Shrockworks Skids, custom sliders.