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Hydraulic Vs. Cable Clutch

Hey guys me and my dad were just arguing about this and i want know what the actual answer is.

So we all the know the difference, cable is a lot harder to push in and much more grabby. Hydraulic is hard for an inch then it just goes in very easy and is much smoother. (yeah yeah i know, thats what she said! )

5th gens i know have hydraulic and i have cable, ive driven both and there is such a difference.

So what i want to know is what is the difference, because cable still is hydraulic because it has a master cylinder that uses fluid hence hydraulic, so why do they call it a cable clutch? And why do they call hydraulic clutches hydraulic.
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Re: Hydraulic Vs. Cable Clutch

lmfao, that's because ours are hydraulic clutches too
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Re: Hydraulic Vs. Cable Clutch

Ours is a hydraulic system. Hydraulic because it uses hydraulic principles and fluid pressure to operate. I think there is a cable in the system somewhere though, but not much of one.

Cable would just be a cable. I'm assuming.
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Re: Hydraulic Vs. Cable Clutch

then what is the huge difference between the two.. why does one feel so easy and the other so much harder?
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Ours is a hydraulic system. Hydraulic because it uses hydraulic principles and fluid pressure to operate. I think there is a cable in the system somewhere though, but not much of one.

Cable would just be a cable. I'm assuming.

nope, no cables anywhere in the clutch system. the SHIFTER uses two cables tho.

clutch pedal -> master cylinder -> hydraulic lines -> slave cylinder -> clutch fork -> throwout bearing/pressure plate.


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then what is the huge difference between the two.. why does one feel so easy and the other so much harder?

one prolly has an aftermarket/heavier duty clutch and/or flywheel, is my guess.
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Re: Hydraulic Vs. Cable Clutch

Guess I confused the hydraulic lines that feed the slave as cables. My bad
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Re: Hydraulic Vs. Cable Clutch

My CRX is a cable clutch release. It has a more mechanical feeling too it, compared to a 5th gen and a 00 civic, both hydraulic. The down side is that I have to adjust the cable about every 6 months, cause it is not self adjusting like a hydraulic system would be.
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The down side is that I have to adjust the cable about every 6 months, cause it is not self adjusting like a hydraulic system would be.
That's a large part of why nearly everyone's gone to hydraulic clutches -- less maintenance over the life of the clutch. The other advantage is being able to use a stronger pressure plate without a big increase in pedal force -- just change the diameter or stroke of the master cylinder.

Preludes had cable clutches up through the 2d generation...had to adjust those every six months, too. :)
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