Engineer - so low
status in uk
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: United Kingdom
I noticed the same thing having to execute a 5 point parking maneuver to get into a steep corner parking slot recently. Needed plenty of revs and clutch smell resulted. I can only think of 2 other times in 25 years of driving when I smelt so much clutch.
Mine is a 2.0 JTDm so you would think it should have enough torque?
I've always been careful with the clutch as my father used to only say two things to me when he taught me to drive. One was a constant wailing of 'my clutch, my clutch' no matter how well I started. And the other was a distinct shout of BRAKE when we were about a mile from any junction. My mother, however, taught me how to power out of corners with a bit of oversteer.