Was kind of clutch did you use? Well I do not kow for the 1.6 engine but for my car and alot of other people cars we had to shim the clutch cable on our SE-R's.......What you do is get some washers and take the both nuts off the cable---should have oneon both sides of the latch that hooks up to the tranny. Put like two washers first and see how it is. Kepp adding until the pedal is good. I thought at first my cable was stretched but after I install a new cable I still had to do the same thing. Anyways do not freak out just check the SE-r.net and search the mailing list for this topic. Ther is alot on it.