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by zajn
Wed Oct 02, 2019 3:49 pm
Forum: Members' Cars
Topic: BKs New Car
Replies: 65
Views: 6692

Re: BKs New Car

Most people use the terms "light" and "Heavy" to describe the force required to actuate the clutch release pedal. Ok, that's what I thought! Thanks for the explanation. ....and then you have something like the Jeep Wrangler, where they add a second clutch disk in order to increase the torque capaci...
by zajn
Mon Sep 30, 2019 6:16 pm
Forum: Members' Cars
Topic: BKs New Car
Replies: 65
Views: 6692

Re: BKs New Car

That is by no means a heavy clutch. If anything its a bit too light. It is responsive at least. What exactly makes a clutch heavy vs. light? Is it as simple as the weight of the clutch disc? Or is it how hard the pedal is to push to the floor and keep there? The clutch is my Mazda 3 seems very ligh...
by zajn
Tue Jul 02, 2019 5:27 pm
Forum: Manual Driving Tips
Topic: Frustrations of a new-ish first timer
Replies: 9
Views: 1274

Re: Frustrations of a new-ish first timer

Thanks for taking the time to write all that! Apologies if I sound like a broken record; I know there are a lot of threads on this very subject already. One major suggestion might be to adjust your seat so you're closer to the pedals. I sit pretty close right now. I think I picked that up browsing t...
by zajn
Tue Jul 02, 2019 4:54 pm
Forum: Manual Driving Tips
Topic: Frustrations of a new-ish first timer
Replies: 9
Views: 1274

Re: Frustrations of a new-ish first timer

watkins wrote:
Tue Jul 02, 2019 4:42 pm
Sometimes it takes a while, especially with newer cars, but eventually you'll realize that you've stopped thinking about driving and it will be easier.
I hope that's the case! :D
by zajn
Tue Jul 02, 2019 4:22 pm
Forum: Manual Driving Tips
Topic: Frustrations of a new-ish first timer
Replies: 9
Views: 1274

Re: Frustrations of a new-ish first timer

tankinbeans wrote:
Tue Jul 02, 2019 4:13 pm
2.5 liter or 2.0?
It's the 2.5L Grand Touring.
by zajn
Tue Jul 02, 2019 2:43 pm
Forum: Manual Driving Tips
Topic: Frustrations of a new-ish first timer
Replies: 9
Views: 1274

Frustrations of a new-ish first timer

Hi all! Not sure how active this forum is these days, but I've gotten so much good information here from browsing threads over the past year. I hope you all can give me some pointers on what I might be doing wrong. I bought my first manual (2018 Mazda 3 GT) almost a year and a half ago now, and sadl...