In response to the thread on the D-Wolf Clutch "Kit" that just came out (http://panoramic-3d.ru/forums/showthr...163723&page=5)
, I decided to post a DIY on how to fix this clutch issue that is common in the G's and Z's. I felt that the creator of this "kit" is just trying to make money off of us members here on the forums rather than help us out. Why do I think that? Because they come up with their clutch "kit" and do not want to share with anyone on how it works. I purchased this "kit" myself and in part of the instruction it states that even though i had purchased this kit, it does not give me the right to post pictures of the "kit" and the instructions online for others to see, blah blah blah...
I would not even call this piece of plastic with double sided tape on it, that they are selling, a "kit",...its more like a "fix" is what i think of it. That just sickens me that they would rather make money off of people rather than post a simple
DIY on how to remedy the problem that G and Z owner have with the transmission engaging when the clutch is halfway depressed.
Enough of my ranting...
Here are the steps to help resolve the halfway engaging clutch issue:
Before you start...if you had adjusted your clutch pedal before, you must set your clutch pedal back to the original position for this mod to work.
1) Go to Home Depot and buy 29mm "nail-on glides". They come in a pack of four for $2.01 (that's including tax).
then buy some double sided tape mounting tape (I had bought mine a while ago, so i don't remember the price, shouldn't be more than $5). Here is what they look like.
2) Separate the black and white plastic pieces and bend/cut the nail off.
3) Use 1 strip of double sided tape to put the black and white pieces together and then put two strips of double side tape on the end of the black piece (the reason is because it need to be a certain thickness for the transmission to engage when you release the clutch pedal. 2 strips of tape might not do the trick because the tape compresses when you push down on it, so you might want to use 3...but try 2 strips first.)
4) Next, take another white plastic piece and put 1 strip of double sided tape on it.
5) Then, once you have those assembled, attach the black and white piece from step 3 and place it in the area of the green oval as shown in the picture.
6) Then attach the white plastic piece to the area in the red circle.
The blue piece on the clutch pedal should hit the black and white plastic and the single white plastic piece should press the switch.
There are other way of making this. I just made this piece really quick and tested it out. It works just as good as the D-Wolf clutch "kit". But is has a softer feeling compared to the D-Wolf "kit" due to the compression 3 layers of double sided tape. If you want a more firmer feel, rather than taping the black and white pieces together, GLUE
two white pieces together (use super glue or something similar) and then use a strip of double sided tape to mount onto the vehicle. leave the single white piece that touches the kill switch as is.
Good luck for those that do this mod. You will notice a better feel when you push and release your clutch pedal because you don't have to push the pedal all the way down and release it halfway before your car starts to move. Feel free to PM me if you have any questions.
Another idea is to use coins...i got it from Blasian from my350Z in this post.
u can use pennies, nickels, dimes or quarter. Make the big piece about 7 nickels thick and the smaller piece about 3 nickels thick. Just glue them together. and then use double-sided tape to attach to the vehicle. attach more coins if you feel that still does not feel like it catches where you want it to.
Do not make these pieces too thick otherwise your clutch might not fully disengage. You should be fine with 7 nickels for the big piece and 3 for the smaller piece.
EDIT:Coin method confirmed to work by member Xuperxero (post #25)