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Hi everyone. I have a 2006 147 with a 1.9 jtdM 16v oil burner in it which has recently undergone an ecu upgrade. Ive driven the car for a total of 32,000kms (80% civilised 20% spirited) but the clutch is beginning to slip in 3rd when the throttle is opened up. Is this common this soon after an ecu remap? Its only been uprated to around 170hp and 360nm of torque. Sadly it seems like the clutch is giving in. What are the options to fixing the problem?? Any guidance is highly appreciated. Thanks for the help and happy driving
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Yes clutch slip after a remap does seam to be very common and is totally understandable as you are suddenly applying more torque to a 3-year old clutch.

If the clutch is failing, you only have one option: a new clutch!
It becomes even more expensive if you need a new DMF (dual-mass-flywheel) too...
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If you can feel the clutch slipping really obviously then I'd say its on its last legs so do as David C says but sooner rather than later my would be my advice!
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I agree get it done sooner.

There is a theory that the extra heat from the slipping clutch will make damage to the DMF more likely.

So the longer you drive it with the clutch slipping the more chance that your DMF will be knackered.
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I agree get it done sooner.

There is a theory that the extra heat from the slipping clutch will make damage to the DMF more likely.

So the longer you drive it with the clutch slipping the more chance that your DMF will be knackered.
+1 I've been advised that when you need to change a clutch it is best to change the fly wheel as a matter of course ....
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+1 I've been advised that when you need to change a clutch it is best to change the fly wheel as a matter of course ....
It can be tested to see whether it is still servicable or not, but one that is serviceable might not stay that way for the life of the new clutch you are putting in..

I got the clutch changed in my remapped 10v at about 107k, it was the car's second clutch change (had one about 60k too) and it didn't have the DMF replaced first time round. I didn't replace the DMF either and sold the car at 122k, and it was still fine then, and those 15k miles were on an uprated clutch, with a psycho remap and someone who was probably a bit brutal with it..

You pays your money and takes your chances..

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thanks guys, i guess thats what ill do. Ill book her in for a new clutch and do a full service while im at it. Thanks for the help. Much appreciated
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Valeo do a very good replacement/upgrade kit and also a solid billet/ lightened flywheel to do away with the DMF altogether... You get ever so slightly more vibration/throb at tickover but the whole car picks up and feels much more tighter and self assured when applying the torque to the road.
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Valeo do a very good replacement/upgrade kit and also a solid billet/ lightened flywheel to do away with the DMF altogether... You get ever so slightly more vibration/throb at tickover but the whole car picks up and feels much more tighter and self assured when applying the torque to the road.
Have you got a link to this? Do you know the weight of the flywheel? Interesting.. :hmm:
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I'll do a search and dig it out Pud m8... Can't remember where I seen it now...
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