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Old 04-08-2005, 11:42 PM   #1 (permalink)
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sometimes when i take off, it feels like the clutch is riding or something, although it is fully out. although i have the accelerator fully down in first, it feels like im in 2nd or even 3rd. sometimes this 'lag' comes into play just before i let the clutch out, so i almost stall. what is the problem and how can i fix it?
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Old 04-09-2005, 08:24 AM   #2 (permalink)
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sometimes when i take off, it feels like the clutch is riding or something, although it is fully out. although i have the accelerator fully down in first, it feels like im in 2nd or even 3rd. sometimes this 'lag' comes into play just before i let the clutch out, so i almost stall. what is the problem and how can i fix it?

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Sounds like the clutch is slipping. Time for a new one.
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Old 04-09-2005, 09:16 AM   #3 (permalink)
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If the clutch is slipping the engine will rev without the car pulling away as fast as it should and you'll need a new clutch. If the engine is dying as you try to pull away then you have a flat-spot and need to get the fault memories check (ask for the printouts)
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yea, sounds like the clutch might be goin, try taking off slowly and driving carefully, does ur car catch gears after that?
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ay, how much does it cost to get a new clutch put in?
and yeah if i start slowly it catches gears
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Old 04-11-2005, 12:32 AM   #6 (permalink)
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new clutch kits are cheap, install is gunna rape u!
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definitly the clutch slipping man, that sucks, i'm in the process of buying a new clutch as well, except i'm doing a conversion to an m3 clutch in my 325. That ought to stop the slip-age, lol. Good luck.
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