Hey, this is my first Subaru Club to join, and will probably join others if necessary.
Ill get right to the point with my issue first issue.
I bought a 2010 WRX and burned the clutch out. My second clutch started having a squeaking noise after about 5000km. I was told that this noise was the throw out bearing (release bearing), as the noise goes away when you press the clutch pedal down. The dealer covered this on warranty, but instead of going with another OEM clutch, I went with an ACT HDSS Clutch kit. After the install I immediately noticed a similar squeak. I called ACT and they believed it was the throw out bearing, and directed me to adjust the clutch pedal shorter, slightly engaging the throw out bearing. This means that the throw out bearing is constantly pushed against the pressure plate instead of squeaking on it. They said that having it engaged all the time is normal. My Subaru dealer and I believe this is different than the stock set up, where there is an air gap between the throw out bearing and the pressure plate. Does anyone see any harm in setting it up like ACT says? I also heard a different more metallic grinding once in neutral. Im worried that I am damaging the throw out bearing by having it engaged constantly. I should also note that I tried loosening the clutch pedal also, but the squeaking persisted, because of the hydralic cylinders system, the only apparent available easy adjustment is to go by what ACT said, nevertheless, I had the Subaru dealer on the phone listening to ACT's suggestion, which should help in any battle for warranty, which is only 90 days... Any thoughts out there that could ease my troubles?