Asking exactly how a clutch works is one of those questions a lot of young petrolheads are afraid to ask. They think they’ll look stupid if they admit they don’t know. To them we say this: the uninformed person is far wiser than the wrongly informed one.
We found this video that takes the workings of a conventional clutch right back to basics. To be honest it’s a little patronising in places and we’d question the some of the advice/instruction in the ‘bite point’ section of the piece, but the first three-fifths or so are really instructive if you’re just not sure exactly how such an important gadget works.
Let us know what you think of the video, and then if you have more time to kill, try this lesson on why flywheels are so important.