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is it true?

I've read if you can pull away in 3rd gear your clutch is slipping.

Well I can easily pull away in 3rd gear.

Can anyone else with a 2.0 TS pull away in 3rd?
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Well if its not slipping it soon will be if you do it out of habit.
I find the best way to diagnose a clutch near its maker is judder at low speed and pulling away.
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Yep pulling away in third will soon wreck the clutch.
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Not quite answering my question guys!

I don't pull away in 3rd, but I've tried it to see if my clutch is worn, as supposedly it should stall. It does it (pulls away) nice and easy! Just as smooth as my diesel!

However I read elsewhere that it's not true. So should the 2.0 TS with a healthy amount of clutch lining stall?

What made me suspect was when accelerating hard and changing gear in 1st and 2nd there was not a smooth disconnect (best way I can describe it). Also when I tried to put her on some drive up ramps, the revs increased and I wasn't going anywhere, for a while.

It gets to sixty swiftly though and I don't notice slipping, just that lack of smooth disconnect.

I've only had the car about a month.

114k it's (clutch) had a good innings?

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I find a better test is to floor it in fourth or fifth, revs will rise, but speed wont, if it is slipping.
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Ok,.thanks I reckons it's ok then, as I don't notice any slipping through the gears, just a bit of vibration in the pedal, when accelerating hard and sound almost like I'm still applying the gas, when the clutch is down when I'm not, what I've called lack of smooth disconnect above.
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When my clutch was shot i could pull away in 6th gear in the v6 without stalling. It really depends how far gone the clutch is really but it's very noticeable when it's slipping, especially when accelerating. It got to the point where i could red line it with in all gears before 60mph. "all show and no go"
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The test is put it in 3rd and TRY to pull away; you will hear the revs rise without the speed increasing if the clutch is shot. If you pull away with the engine labouring it is probably OK. Flooring it from 30mph in 5th or 6th will do the same thing, increase in revs without increase in speed = shot clutch.
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