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I have a Q V and just today had a moment when overtaking another car. Box kicked down and then seemed to go in to neutral. Warning came up on dash to check transmission, pulled over turned car off and back on message gone, there was a very slight burning smell. Now the car doesn’t seem to hold a gear as long as it did previously but does work seamlessly. Has any one experienced this before?
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Have you a canned for fault codes?
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Have you a canned for fault codes?
Havenít got a scan tool, does seem to be driving ok now. Have got it booked in to Alfa workshop for a service say will just have to take it easy till then.
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What year is the car? how many Mileage?

Could be clutch.
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2014 with 55k, would expect a clutch to last longer than that
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Mines 2014 and has 76000 on her my clutch is still tickedy boo!
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TCT's generally seem reliable, but you never know how it has been driven before you bought it.

For example creeping in traffic on a TCT or other similar dual clutch transmission is a sure fire way to wear the clutch out quickly. Where as on a traditional auto it is perfectly fine.

That might have happened?
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Symon is correct.

When i replaced the clutch on my older GQV, i asked the mechanic same question. He said it depends on your driving habbits. If you drive in lots of traffic or terrain that causes the clutch stress, it will need replacement earlier.

He also said he had cases with vehicles with 50k km that needed clutch replacement.

It happend to me when the milage was on 70k km. Was in traffic and started to smell something burning. Managed to get home, but on my next drive to work again the same burning smell.
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Hi everyone, I appreciate your input on the following:

-I live in a tower, and parking is set on P5 for my apartment. this means I have to go up 5 steep (10m long spiral ramps)
-last night when I opened the door as I parked I smelled a very unusal smell from the car
-I know going uphill or trying to hold the car using the gas is damaging to the clutch. however I am just approaching the ramp carefully and going up at an RPM of 1800 without lifting.
would this cause damage to my gearbox (particularly clutch) ? btw the smell was not accompanied by a warning message (I drive a G veloce 2018 which should give a warning message).
shall I give up on the shady parking and just park down on the street?
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Hi everyone, I appreciate your input on the following:

-I live in a tower, and parking is set on P5 for my apartment. this means I have to go up 5 steep (10m long spiral ramps)
-last night when I opened the door as I parked I smelled a very unusal smell from the car
-I know going uphill or trying to hold the car using the gas is damaging to the clutch. however I am just approaching the ramp carefully and going up at an RPM of 1800 without lifting.
would this cause damage to my gearbox (particularly clutch) ? btw the smell was not accompanied by a warning message (I drive a G veloce 2018 which should give a warning message).
shall I give up on the shady parking and just park down on the street?
PLEASE ADVISE ME!
Hi, i think it shouldn't be the clutch. What is your mileage? Did you notice any slippage or strange behavior about shifting?
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Hi, i think it shouldn't be the clutch. What is your mileage? Did you notice any slippage or strange behavior about shifting?
No issues at all in gearbox, millage 12000km , the gearbox is shifting perfectly, it was only the smell (musky smell) that got me thinking about the clutch... what do you think?
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