I'll commence with a brief history on this clutch and flywheel set up. I originally purchased this from TF works to have a fresh clutch to go in my "new to me" engine after I received an oil starvation situation back in 2012. Since then I have put around 10k miles on the car and maybe 10 days on track.
And then fast forward to a couple weeks ago. I had barely passed a mustang on the back straight of Gingerman raceway and id finally had some open track to really feel how the car feels and practice my driving without traffic. I observed that while down shifting into fourth, then third that it felt really notch you and my clutch than was softer than I expected. I go to up shift on the front straight and can't get it into gear. Right then I knew my day was over. I limped it around the track in fourth pointing everyone pass of course. I manage to come back in the pits and jam it out of gear and cost to my pit spot. I jacked the car and looked at the slave and saw some fluid coming from it and thought that's what it must be. So I bundled up and headed home, rev matching (who said track driving didn't help on the street) and being careful not to get caught by red lights. When I did get caught at a red light I had to shut the car off and start it at first.
I eventually get time to change the slave and in the bleeding process to realize that's it's not anything in the hydraulic system. Thus, it must be the clutch. I take it all off and look what I find...
I don't imagine that spring is supposed to
Be in between the pressure plate and clutch disk. I did a little more research and found out this is a problem with competition clutch clutches. Considerably, I'm glad I know that now, DOH!
Now to be honest and fair this clutch most likely would have held up for years to come on a normal driving conditions. I know I can be very tough on equipment. The fly wheel revs very fast and if you have driven a stock Drivetrain on s2000 you would instantly recognize that it's different and much more responsive or what my dad would call crisp.
My next clutch will be an ACT unsprung 6 puck, might as well step up to a race clutch in a race car right?