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#1 johnS

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Posted 24 July 2011 - 04:34 PM

Hi,

I'm confused, a while ago back in like late March, I had a clutch slip. E.g - Flooring it in 4th gear at 30mph the revs would increase and wouldnt accelerate. Later I came home and tried to recreate the symptoms, didnt work, held well. A few days later I even went up quite a steep hill in 4th gear at 40 mph and it was accelerating still with no slip at all.

Never had the same symptoms again. I've tried everything to get it to do it but it doesnt


So i'm confused, I thought clutchs were supposed to get worse when they start to slip. It's still bugging me though, and I cant seem to get to them bottom of it

Any ideas?

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Posted 24 July 2011 - 08:52 PM

Hi,

I'm confused, a while ago back in like late March, I had a clutch slip. E.g - Flooring it in 4th gear at 30mph the revs would increase and wouldnt accelerate. Later I came home and tried to recreate the symptoms, didnt work, held well. A few days later I even went up quite a steep hill in 4th gear at 40 mph and it was accelerating still with no slip at all.

Never had the same symptoms again. I've tried everything to get it to do it but it doesnt


So i'm confused, I thought clutchs were supposed to get worse when they start to slip. It's still bugging me though, and I cant seem to get to them bottom of it

Any ideas?


it has possibly been contaminated with something that has since burnt off?

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Posted 24 July 2011 - 09:06 PM

it has possibly been contaminated with something that has since burnt off?



could/does this happen?

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Posted 24 July 2011 - 09:10 PM

could/does this happen?


I would have thought that once the clutch has become contaminated (which can happen) that its knackered and needs replaced but i dare say it can burn off. not sure what would cause the contamination though.

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Posted 24 July 2011 - 09:29 PM

I would have thought that once the clutch has become contaminated (which can happen) that its knackered and needs replaced but i dare say it can burn off. not sure what would cause the contamination though.



I see, thanks


Is there any good tests?

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Posted 25 July 2011 - 08:11 AM

Nothing more than you have already done really. the old slip test, i.e. toes firmly on brake pedal heel on the gas, and let the car slowly slip into gear, if it bites near enough instant, it should be fine.

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Posted 26 July 2011 - 08:36 AM

Nothing more than you have already done really. the old slip test, i.e. toes firmly on brake pedal heel on the gas, and let the car slowly slip into gear, if it bites near enough instant, it should be fine.


mine did exactly the same in the end the clutch needed replaced

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Posted 26 July 2011 - 11:43 AM

mine did exactly the same in the end the clutch needed replaced



how long did u get it to go tho

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Posted 26 July 2011 - 05:37 PM

how long did u get it to go tho


it went for a good 2000 miles before i had it changed ide wait till it gets worse

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Posted 26 July 2011 - 06:36 PM

it went for a good 2000 miles before i had it changed ide wait till it gets worse

I reckon i've passed 2000 miles since it happened, though. And I did the 4th gear clutch test and it passed, it stalled

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Posted 28 July 2011 - 11:29 AM

I reckon i've passed 2000 miles since it happened, though. And I did the 4th gear clutch test and it passed, it stalled


Silly idea: maybe you just missed the gear and released the clutch, and nothing happened. Tends to happen to me quite a bit. But then again, I am a newbie driver :)

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Posted 28 July 2011 - 12:31 PM

Silly idea: maybe you just missed the gear and released the clutch, and nothing happened. Tends to happen to me quite a bit. But then again, I am a newbie driver :)



haha I did think about this but I dont think so because I usually never miss a gear change lol

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Posted 28 July 2011 - 01:24 PM

haha I did think about this but I dont think so because I usually never miss a gear change lol


keywords: usually, never

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I am saying simply because if it never happened before or after it, maybe its something as stupid as that?

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Posted 28 July 2011 - 01:28 PM

keywords: usually, never

:)

I am saying simply because if it never happened before or after it, maybe its something as stupid as that?



yeah it could be lol, but it would have happened again if it was that!

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