Had a 200-300 yard uphill reverse to back out of a snowdrift-blocked road. Little clearance, so had to slip the clutch to keep speed down.
Just before the end I became aware of a terrible burning smell and saw slight fumes/smoke. Obviously the clutch had badly overheated.
It works normally, with no grab or slip, but the intolerable smell remains. It comes into the car when stopped at lights etc., and clings to clothes. Under the bonnet it smells very badly. It has not abated after leaving the bonnet up in windy weather for 3 days. Before, there was no significant smell from the engine.
Will I have to have the entire clutch dismantled and burnt parts replaced and everything cleaned out to stop this smell? It gives the impression that weeks will pass before it goes naturally, if it ever does. I need to stop it now!
A sad owner of a 2012 Fiesta Titanium.
Thanks in advance for any advice.