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    Clutch slippage

    So I just had the pleasure of having to drive to Swinedon, on the way i think my clutch slipped. I tryed to boot out of a steep junction, got some power, kept my foot in it, the revs rose and it grabbed it about a second or two later. As I went up the hill I was greated by Eau de Clutch but with no further problems I said sorry to the car, stroked the steering wheel and thought no more of it.

    But on the way back I had a motorbike up my chuff off a round about on to a dual carriage way, I was overtaking so revved hard in third got past the car in the slow lane, changed to sixth and went to pull over to let the lairy barsteward go and the revs stayed high for a few seconds and then dropped to just under 3k.

    I have since tryed booting from 2nd and going through some of the gears to see if it will slip again but it hasn't which is good.

    The problem is the clutch was replaced in July 2010! Do you think this is the beginning of the end for the clutch or just a funny five minutes?

    Never had it happen before so your thoughts/experiences would be good, Ill have to drive like a grandad till after the power tests

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    Check it in 5th and accelerate hard from 30mph. If it slips, it's dead
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    Sounds like a funny 5 mins dude - keep an eye/foot on it over the next few weeks and see what happens.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SiGainey View Post
    Check it in 5th and accelerate hard from 30mph. If it slips, it's dead
    Max load on the clutch at that point - will highlight problems.
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    I might let it cool down properly and try it tomorrow lol, but cheers chaps I'll give it a check.

    I'll have to add it to the list if its a problem as the hybrid will probably destroy it if its on the way out haha

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dane View Post
    I'll have to add it to the list if its a problem as the hybrid will probably destroy it if its on the way out haha
    Oh yes, ask Speedy Steve....
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    Personally I think it's no coincidence that Westle drove the car at the weekend and now its gone wrong... haha

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    I see the excuses are coming out already Dane and the airfield isn't even booked yet

    I had a funny issue last year in the summer on a really hot day. I nailed it onto a roundabout from standstill chasing down a Corrado G60 and the clutch just slipped and slipped and slipped. I didn't go anywhere and it stunk. It's not done it again since and I've launched it and all sorts!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dane View Post
    Personally I think it's no coincidence that Westle drove the car at the weekend and now its gone wrong... haha
    lol, I drove your car like a 90 year old lady. Lets see you put down 278bhp & 257 lbft now
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    Quote Originally Posted by Westle View Post
    I see the excuses are coming out already Dane and the airfield isn't even booked yet

    I had a funny issue last year in the summer on a really hot day. I nailed it onto a roundabout from standstill chasing down a Corrado G60 and the clutch just slipped and slipped and slipped. I didn't go anywhere and it stunk. It's not done it again since and I've launched it and all sorts!!!
    Ooh that sounds promising, fingers crossed for a funny five minutes then.

    Theres not a lot to make excuses about I'm going to loose everything

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dane View Post
    Personally I think it's no coincidence that Westle drove the car at the weekend and now its gone wrong... haha
    Yep, it's definitely Westle's fault. No doubt.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dane View Post
    Ooh that sounds promising, fingers crossed for a funny five minutes then.

    Theres not a lot to make excuses about I'm going to loose everything
    My mate will be there with his standard 210 pal - he'll be crying.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Welly View Post
    My mate will be there with his standard 210 pal - he'll be crying.
    Oh yeah thank god for that... not that I'm competitive or anything... I just hate loosing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dane View Post
    not that I'm competitive or anything... I just hate loosing.
    So that makes you not competitive how???? lol

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    Just wait, I'll be bouncing through the grass at the end of the runway trying to go quicker

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dane View Post
    Just wait, I'll be bouncing through the grass at the end of the runway trying to go quicker
    You'll get us all banned..... lol.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Welly View Post
    You'll get us all banned..... lol.
    Yeah all thrown out after 1 run lol.
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    Better make that the last run then

    I'll try really hard not too

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    My OEM clutch used to slip while pulling off from steep hills... never slipped on normal operation though...

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    If your clutch was done last year, unless you are a loony it should be fine, id be more worried about contaminates like clutch fluid on the plate, check your levels...
    or do you ride the clutch on a hill in traffic? it might have got shiney and needed a burn off.

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    Nothing to do with the crappy D M F is it, cos I get the same thing in my A3 T sometimes too.

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    It seems ok now just driven spiritedly to and from Worcester for work and it seems fine, I'll see how it goes in the next few days. Cheers chaps

 

 

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