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Old 04-16-2010, 02:55 AM   #1
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Default So my clutch is slipping. Couple questions.

It's a clutchnet clutch, red pressure plate, organic disk. It is in fact Cueball's clutch which he didn't end up using.

It has ~12k miles on it, last 2k of those boosted at 6psi. When the clutch is cold I can make it slip in 4th, 5th, or 6th. I am a reasonably empathetic driver. I use the right pedal a lot but I shift it pretty easy. The car has seen one HPDE in that time. No drag launches etc.

Are there any scenarios where I'm not replacing the clutch?

1. Any way my hydraulics are still applying pressure even when the pedal is not engaged? I can't see how that's possible ... but I'll check the pedal adjustment.

2. Clutch may be contaminated with oil or coolant. I did have an oil leak from my oil filter sandwich adapter plate. If it is contaminated can it be cleaned? Or is it hosed?

3. It is in fact for whatever reason worn. Phase of the moon, Igor was drunk, whatever. Replacement time.

Any other ideas? If I replace it I'll be going with the FM stage 1.
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check and make sure your slave is working properly your fluid is clean and there are no air bubles.
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What he said i did that with my 93 i still have the original clutch with 150k
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I'm interested in question number two, as i am suffering from what seems to be a leaky rear main seal... do i have to replace the clutch or...?
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