Is it a bad clutch or not??? - Miata Turbo Forum -Boost cars, acquire cats.

Welcome to   Members

General Miata Chat A place to talk about anything Miata

LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 06-25-2007, 06:36 PM   #1
Junior Member
Thread Starter
Join Date: May 2006
Posts: 166
Total Cats: 0
Default Is it a bad clutch or not???

So at my last Auto X my 92 Non-turbo Miata's clutch did just fine for the first two runs. Each run was about 90 Seconds and there was atleast 10 mins of cool down time between runs. On my third run my clutch was slipping so bad that anytime I gave it gas it just slipped, so I did my whole run at about 15 mph(no fun). After sitting for about three hours I drove the car home and the clutch was catching fine again. The car has 92K miles on it and I assume it is still the OEM Clutch. This was the first time at AutoXing with this car.

Question: Is the clutch bad, or was the clutch just getting too hot and this is normal for an OEM clutch? If I put in another OEM clutch will I have the same problem? So I am going to put a new clutch in. I already have an OEM clutch kit that I purchased for a previous Miata I owned and plan to put that in. I just don't want to put that in and still have the same problem. I don't plan to go turbo w/ this Miata.

My other Miata is also NA and it has a brand new OEM clutch in it and it catches great, and I like the feel of the pedal, but I haven't autoXed it yet either.

Is it worth installing this OEM clutch or will I just be disappointed?
92mazdarati is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-25-2007, 06:40 PM   #2
Boost Czar

iTrader: (60)
Braineack's Avatar
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Chantilly, VA
Posts: 69,634
Total Cats: 1,353

its not a typical oem clutch thing...i abused mine for 5 years autoxing non-turbo and never had that problem. Sounds like it doesn't want to grab when it's hot, guess it's just too worn down.
Braineack is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-26-2007, 12:44 PM   #3
Junior Member
Thread Starter
Join Date: May 2006
Posts: 166
Total Cats: 0

So is it worth throwing in the OEM clutch and should I try it myself?
92mazdarati is offline   Reply With Quote

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Project Gemini - Turbo Civic on the Cheap Full_Tilt_Boogie Build Threads 52 08-28-2016 04:18 AM
ACT race clutch and AASCO 7lb. aluminum flywheel graexodus Miata parts for sale/trade 5 10-26-2015 01:48 PM
Walbro 255lph Fuel Pump $50 lsc224 Miata parts for sale/trade 2 10-01-2015 09:17 AM
Bad head gasket or ? shooterschmidty Engine Performance 8 09-30-2015 10:28 PM
Got bad Crank Angle Sensor and Random Misfire codes, but runs fine. Greasyman General Miata Chat 2 09-28-2015 10:44 AM

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 05:12 AM.