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Re: Serious Clutch Slippage (archive)

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Posted by G3 on September 13, 2000 at 11:52:36:

In Reply to: Serious Clutch Slippage posted by Bran Kelly on September 12, 2000 at 19:33:53:

I'm not sure what exactly you are describing. If you could be a bit more specific, it would help. Also, what year and how many miles are on your car? You should be able to spin your wheels if you take the tach up to 3k rpms and drop the clutch in 1st. If you can't, your clutch is probably shot. I can spin'em at 3k rpm in 1st, however I do get some slippage in the higher gears at times, depending on the circumstances. Usually, it occurs when I make a particularly sloppy shift and fail to match the revs. I don't know if this kind of slippage is normal or not. It has done this since I got it (used w/ 30k miles). I've never experienced it on any other car I've driven.

Has anyone else experienced severe clutch slippage with their M3?
I have been to the dealer and they assure me that this is normal behavior, but many times if I take the engine up to 4-5000rpm and engage the clutch it doesn't fully engage on the engine side - I could be red-lining and going 15mph to begin with until the clutch slowly kicks in and finally matches the speed with the RPM's.
This just feels completely wrong to me - I should be able to spin the tires at will, should I not?
By the way, this is with ASC turned OFF.


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