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Re: clutch wearing out? (archive)

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Posted by Norm on May 20, 2001 at 19:47:31:

In Reply to: clutch wearing out? posted by XCV ///MMM-Luxo on May 20, 2001 at 16:44:34:

I hadn't drivven the M for about a week and decided that last night I would take it out for the evening. I started noticing that after i complete a shift and hit the gas, the RPM gauge does not seem to move for a second or so.. then it increases normally. Otherwise the car seems to drive fine. If i disengage the clutch while driving, the RPM needle drops quickly to idle, as normal.

does this sound like i'm in for clutch replacement? are there any other things i should watch out for?

If your clutch was wearing, I think when you hit the gas after a shift the RPM's would increase but the car would not move as quickly in relation to the tach. Does the engine stumble too when this happens? Maybe not the clutch. Try checking your clutch in a higher gear (4th or 5th) at low speed and see if the tach goes up without car accelerating.


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