Enthusiasts with manual transmissions might know whether their clutch release mechanism is operated by cable or by a hydraulic bearing. But if it’s the latter it’s unlikely they could tell whether the bearing operates in constant contact with the clutch fingers or intermittently—that is, operating only when the clutch pedal is depressed. More interestingly, what would lead a manufacturer of high performance hydraulic clutch bearings to adopt one style over the other?
Read Ram’s article on the proper way to install hydraulic bearings (courtesy of Fastest Street Car).
Ram also provides an excellent video of understanding factory clutch hydraulics in late model vehicles – view the video here.