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Re: clutch shudder (archive)

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Posted by Gary on April 02, 1999 at 18:54:17:

In Reply to: clutch shudder posted by Elaina Boyce on April 02, 1999 at 17:07:49:

My '98 M Roadster has a slightly more abrupt engagement, with just a hint of clutch chatter at times. This is always the first time it is driven on a damp morning, and is probably caused by the clutch disk material absorbing moisture. After a couple of starts it goes away. My M doesn't get driven a lot and this may contribute to it as well (it has only 7,000 miles after 1 year).

My '92 Toyota 4-runner did this also, and had slightly grabby brakes the first time on damp mornings.

If it doesn't get worse I probably won't complain to the dealer.


Gary '98 Blue * 3 M Roadster


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