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    MK3 clutch bite.

    Mine had a new clutch 10miles ago and the bite is right at the top of the pedal travel, about 2inches from the complete top.
    Where do MK3s usually bite, and is there any way to alter this.
    I can't remember where it use to bite with the old clutch.
    And are all MK3s clutches very sharp, on mine there is about 1/2inch seperating hardly moving to complete driving. Is this normal.

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    My mk3,117K, and the engine is still going strong
    shame about the car shell tho,lol.

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    re: MK3 clutch bite.

    Sounds as they have just fitted it without adjusting it at the gearbox....

    Mine is about 2inch from the bottom as the pedal comes up... it should be in line with the other 2 pedals.
    Press the lever in on the gearbox where the cable is and i think its winds out, well try in and out it won't hurt none.

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    The pedals are in line when released, its just the bite is dead high up the clutch travel, i wan't it about 2inches from fully ptrssed down.

    Will try the adjuster.
    My mk3,117K, and the engine is still going strong
    shame about the car shell tho,lol.

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    re: MK3 clutch bite.

    I had this problem too mate. Sounds like the clutch cable just needs adjusting, it's easily done, you'll see the cable on the top of the gearbox, it's connected to a lever type thing. Tighten it up a bit, and see how it feels. But if you tighten it too much you may feel the clutch slipping a little, you'll be able to notice if it does.

    Hope this helps

    Dan
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    THE 1.4 BV SPi IS TOO SLOW!!!!

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    Yeah i know about it may start slipping as the clutch won't fully engage.
    Where is the adjuster, is it that white thing on the top of the gearbox or like a square nut on a long thread.
    My mk3,117K, and the engine is still going strong
    shame about the car shell tho,lol.

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    Also mate, is you car a 1.4SPI.
    Does the power of your car seem pathetic, and have the acceleration of a milkfloat.
    My mk3,117K, and the engine is still going strong
    shame about the car shell tho,lol.

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    re: MK3 clutch bite.

    lol that sounds like my car mate, I'm needing an engine for a conversion quickly, thinking of a v6 now!!

    The adjuster is on a long thread by the way. Whilst your working with the cable make sure the cable isn't likely to rub on anything, mines was rubbing against the steering thing, which caused the cable to snap

    good luck!!
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