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so I'm fairly certain it has to do with the clutch dampener lotus put on there(cool in theory, poor application:rolleyes:) the really annoying thing about it is that it only happens when I am getting on it... I can do quick shifts all day(I don't, but I could) without it sticking, but as soon as I get on it my clutch refuses to engage.

the clutch pedal goes stiff, can't push it in and the clutch is disengaged(mostly :wallbang:) for 2-3 seconds and then there is a "whoosh" noise like a water spigot thats barely turned on vibrating. even if I slowly roll back on the throttle after a shift its hit or miss whether the clutch engages fully

anyone got any ideas on how to remove the dampener? or what else might be causing it? the whole throttle dependent thing gets me. I want to upgrade my clutch anyways but this is just bugging me :(
 

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What dampener? And where is this part/device located?
 

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the clutch pedal goes stiff, can't push it in and the clutch is disengaged(
I'm confused over your description of the problem. You can't push the clutch pedal in, but the clutch is disengaged? Did you mean you can't disengage the clutch? Or, did I miss something entirely?

Reading between the lines, it sounds like you may have a clutch with the friction surface coming loose. You didn't mention the clutch slipping unless the whoosh noise is it.
 

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the clutch pedal won't push in, but the clutch is NOT engaged fully... if I step on the gas it just slips

the dampener is part of the launch control system :(
 

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Yes if you give it three clutch presses rapidly the CDV delays each release until you overtravel the clutch itself (or bottom out slave cylinder) so it goes solid and then you get to wait four or five seconds after you release the clutch before you get any drive. The CDV was added to allow you to dump he clutch with the launch control. When I drive my car very hard on hills roads the changes are close enough together that the release is a lottery to see when you can gas it up and often you get bad $$ smells from the clutch.
 

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Yes if you give it three clutch presses rapidly the CDV delays each release until you overtravel the clutch itself (or bottom out slave cylinder) so it goes solid and then you get to wait four or five seconds after you release the clutch before you get any drive. The CDV was added to allow you to dump he clutch with the launch control. When I drive my car very hard on hills roads the changes are close enough together that the release is a lottery to see when you can gas it up and often you get bad $$ smells from the clutch.
do I need a special adapter to remove it like the beamer crowd?
 
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