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Stuck in the Mud

Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by Sim_88, May 24, 2013.

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    [May 24, 2013]
    Hi all, I was at an event for work and long story short my car got stuck in the mud and had to be towed out.. A bit embarrassing but my main concern is the clutch.. I was revving and the wheels were spinning but I wasn't moving and I'm wondering if this would burn the clutch? Some of my colleagues drove past and mentioned they could smell it burning..

    Should I be worried?

    Also I drove about 5 miles back to the hotel fine but not sure if I've done any lasting damage?

    The car is on 54k miles 2.0 tdi

    Any advice would be great
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    [May 24, 2013]
    If it is still on factory clutch, I think they start to go around 50-70k depending on driving style anyway so at worst you just helped it along. Were you trying to "rock the car" out? Other than that I cant see a reason the situation would be brutal to the clutch unless im missing somethin?


    ... or ure bad at gettin unstuck :p
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    [May 24, 2013]
    was it clutch or tyre smoke due to them spinning in the mud?
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    [May 24, 2013]
    Im on my standard clutch still and running hybrid turbo stage 2 at 1.7bar 341ft lb torque would worry mate you will notice it slipping before it goes so until that keep driving likenits fine as it most probably is
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    [May 25, 2013]
    Those things happen every now and again. Just carry on driving and don't let that bother you too much.
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    [May 25, 2013]
    Thanks for the responses lads, yea it's still on the factory clutch but I drive quite carefully so I was hoping It would last me a fair bit longer before needing to be replaced..

    I didn't actually smell anything but they were sure it was the cluth rather than the tires.. I was edging forward and then the wheels would just spin out for around 20 seconds I did this 3 or 4 times.. I guess it's the same as getting stuck on ice.. I can't remember if the clutch was engaged but if it was would I be a massive problem?

    I guess people must do this all the time in winter and I don't hear too much about lasting damage but I just want to confirm this is the case?
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