Clutch slip

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Brenjacques
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Clutch slip

Post by Brenjacques » Thu Jan 14, 2021 7:19 pm

Hi all

Recently noticed that I'm getting some clutch slipping if I slightly press on the clutch pedal more so when going uphill. Just wondering what the cause is likely to be, I had an oil leak from the gearbox before that saturated the clutch but I had this sorted and a new clutch assembly fitted. There's no oil leak now and the clutch doesn't slip if I'm not on the pedal. At this time the flywheel was skimmed and I wonder if this has something to do with it.

The biting point feels pretty normal and more or less at the centre of the clutch pedal travel but like I say, a slight press of the clutch causes it to slip. May well be normal for these cars-I don't know, but I've recently noticed it and would like to get it rectified if it's something that's going to get worse.



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Re: Clutch slip

Post by mark1gls » Thu Jan 14, 2021 7:55 pm

Have you got 10mm free play on the pedal?


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Re: Clutch slip

Post by Brenjacques » Thu Jan 14, 2021 8:20 pm

Yes I'm always sure to leave a bit of slack before it actually engages with the mechanism. Once I feel the weight of the mech on the clutch pedal it's probably a couple of more cm down before it starts to slip.



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Re: Clutch slip

Post by Village Idiots » Fri Jan 15, 2021 9:23 am

Don't ride the clutch pedal whilst driving.