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Join Date: Sep 2003
Re: Clutch slipping
A going clutch will slip in the highest gear first, then progress down the gears as it gets worse. Thus the mech noticing on the ramp is odd - as you woul of noticed in 4/5th by now for sure.
I think he is swinging it. try bleeding the clutch hydraulics (and brakes) and replace all the fluid with new stuff - castrol super response is best. dont use an auto machine like AR do as it always leaves air in the system (part reason why AR brakes are rubbish), do it by hand the traditional way way with a sensible mate, or one way valve, do brakes first until clear new fluid (no particular wheel first, just opposites so if you start FL, then do RR), and then the clutch system. See workshop CD for instructions (ebay 5£)
Hold the rear end slide....don't run wide!
156 2.0TS Veloce Lthr (02/02), silver, black Momo, BMC filter,V6 intake, DS2500 Front-DS Perf Rear pads, Conti sportcontacts, OMP strut Brace
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