https://cloud.tapatalk.com/s/57fec4df1a130/20161002_202308.jpg?No problem; please let us know, how things work out and what repairs you end up doing. It seems, most of us 02M owners; have to do repairs at some point, it is inevitable. Not a matter of if but when.
Sorry haven't been on here much lately. I bleed with a power bleeder so there was no air in the line. So prior to shim install I experienced all symptoms per original post. Especially varying engagement points of the clutch in the clutch pedal. After the shim install the pedal/clutch engaged consistently. After the bleeding, no more consistency. I have since taken the shim out and re-bled the system... same issue as before. I reinstalled the shim and back to to consistent engagement again. Hope that helps clarify.Describe crappy original state. Like mushy? Ive bled several clutches with shim install right after or even months down from original install without it feeling crappy. Perhaps you had air in the line?