Clutch release tricks
I found the suggestions on the Elan website and just realized they are not on this thread. The number one suggestion was to heat cycle the engine multiple times, that is to bring it to full operating temperature then let it cool completely. One poster suggested doing this up to 10 times and that it worked 90+% of the time. It did seem to work for me. 2nd suggestion was to put jackstands under the rear of the car and rev the engine then brake multiple times. This, in combination with #! worked for me. Third was to push start the car and drive it while working the clutch. This has always worked for me in the past but is dangerous, hard on the car, and didn't work this time. i keep my car indoors in heated dehumidified storage,,,it still freezes up.