So, I actually don't know something... !!!
Seriously though I would appreciate any help on the matter as I don't know what to do for the best.
The test bed for my hybdrids has a clutch slip! It's an odd one as I think it may have been there since I bought the car however with the extra Horse power it's more apparent.
So you can drive all day, up hill round corners, accelerate and have no problems except if you floor it in any gear above 2nd something odd happens which I've not come across before.
It will happy accelerate at WOT until about 4k then it's like the clutch slips but at about 4.5-5k depending on how's it feeling that day it will grip again and happily sail up to the red line without any issues. Now Initially thought it could be a leaking slave cylinder or possibly as it had only been fitted 500 miles before I bought it either glazed flywheel, pressure plate or maybe needed running in.. yeah right.
So as I was worried about the Xs manifold and also had a slight blow in the exhaust I took the engine out this morning, to fix the blows and look at the clutch.
It's a Sachs clutch plate and pressure plate , both performance items, with a new luk DMF wheel as well.
I also read last night on tinernet that someone else had the same issue and it was the clutch plate fitted round the wrong way! which caused the high biting point and for it to slip the same way as mine,
Here are some photos. The plate doesn't look that bad and still has plenty of meat on it. the pressure plate and DMF look odd as though they've had hot spots and also like they may not be completely flat and hence why there plate didn't grip properly. Bearing in mind the clutch is heavy as hell due to the stage 2 pressure plate I am at a loss and would like any advice. Is the setup knackered and only good for the bin, Can i get them spotfaced or will that ruin the clutch....Ohhh the drama..