Ok, we just blew out the throwout bearing in our 2006 R52 Mini Cooper S. Unfortunately, I needed to have a shop do it since both bays at home have two engines out already, and we need a running car When the shop got it apart they said the dual mass needed to be replaced since it was flopping around and needed resurfacing anyway. They suggested the Valeo kit. So we said GO, even though they were charging over $2k for the job (also needed a slave). Anyway, the job is done ... the clutch works, but there is almost no pedal pressure. It feels like mush. Doesn't have the same feel jamming through the gears, it doesn't seem to hit the same. We have 7 manuals ... and this is by far the worse including the 4-cylinder FWD Infiniti G20 and former Honda Civics. One other thing is they went through 3 slaves before finding one that worked. This was a huge red flag since it's rare to get a bad "NAPA" slave, so 3 in a row tells me something else is wrong. I read the kit has a lower pedal pressure but is it really that radical? Any thoughts? Fortunately, the shop has another manual mini in so they know how it should feel.