Welcome to the forum.I've got a base 07 5 speed I changed the clutch flywheel, pilot bearing, slave cylinder etc, I cant seem to get the transmission flush with the engine block I always have about a 1/2 gap I've been at this for a few days. Any advice? Do I have to get it set and force it in with bolts because of the slave cylinder?
Edit: my clutch kit didnt come with a clutch alignment tool I tried a universal tool it didnt work out so I picked up dorman 14523 clutch tool and it fits pretty well only thing is it has slight wiggle room in the pilot bearing
The slave cylinder only pushes on the clutch when the pedal is depressed to disengage the clutch, so there should not normally be any force on it. I suspect you have an incorrect part, or a spacer that does not belong.