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So hows everyones clutch slip now?

A few months back there was a lot of talk re slipping clutches and a quite a few of us were having the same symptoms, would be interesting to know how your all doing now....

As I said in previous posts mine stopped slipping altogether no matter what i tried to get it to do it after being able to easily replicate it at will a few weeks before... so was it a cold weather issue?

I was speaking with Adrian at WAD in Wolves this morning when i took the GT for service and the only thing he could think of was maybe a sticking slave cylinder due to temperature?

So who has had there's changed and who's issue has disappeared like mine?

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Hi John

Mine did the same thing, but it was only masking the deep underlying problem. It slipped pretty badly at first, in the colder weather, but when it got warmer, it stopped. No idea why, and Jamie at Alfa Workshop down here couldn't explain it either. But, clutch slip of any kind isn't good, so I got him to change the clutch for me and basically, I ended up having to change the DMF as well as was completely shot to pieces. Not sure that it being nearly gone had anything to do with it not slipping, but changing both the clutch and flywheel has made a MASSIVE difference to how the car drives. Its smoother, it changes gear much more smoothly and lightly and frankly, I think I could have done some serious damage to the gearbox and driveshafts if I had left it for much longer. I can only report on my own experience, but intermittent slipping is exactly what happened to me and although I caught it in time and its been absolutely worth it, it cost me 1200 effectively......not a cheap problem. Might be worth getting it checked regardless before it becomes expensive or damaging.....fingers crossed for you mate!
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I had slip under load at around 2000rpm-ish. No previouse indication, just noiced it when I went to overtake a truck on the M54. I ended up having the clutch replaced along with the duel-mass flywheel & bearing by my local garage & they showed me to old clutch - it was down to the rivets! Car has done about 75K. Known better on other makes of car but also known worse! No idea how my car was driven by 1st owner as I'm the 2nd. Cost me around 800 all in (I also had 2 tyres replaced whilst in the garage as they were bordering on slicks, total bill was 1100 thanks to VAT) Original Alfa parts fitted BTW. Definitely worth getting it looked at but also worth looking around for Alfa specialist or a garage you trust unless cost isn't an issue. My local Alfa dealer in Shrewsbury are great but of course you have to pay Alfa prices and even with some discount the quotes I had were a lot more than I payed! Good luck mate!

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If you all suffered clutch slip after a remap over winter if could be down to the extra power due to cold induction. As it was winter and the air was super cold and dense this would increase the power and toqure, super cooled indution means more power. Its now warmed up and the air is thinner this means less power and no slip. I know I cant spell. But as a rule of thumb your clutch is on its way out. Sorry.
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Had mine remapped.

Clutch started slipping soon after.

Had to replace clutch and DMF.

Had replacement clutch kevlar plated and grooved by C G Motorsport.

So far so good, but currently using too much throttle between 2,000 to 2,500 revs in fourth gear and above causes car to shudder as it is putting too much strain on drivetrain, so going to head back to see Gus for some tweaking when I get the chance and in the meantime exercising extra care in how I put the power down.
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