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Join Date: May 2009
Location: United Kingdom
2.4 clutch slipping at 33k
I bought my 57 plate 2.4 Spider back in October with 28k on the clock.
Had her remapped at around 31k which has certainly improved the drive.
Over the last few weeks I thought I was detecting a bit of slip in the higher gears but couldnt be sure. Then yesterday when opening her up coming onto the motorway in 4th, it definitely seemed to slip before fully putting the power down.
I had been wondering whether it was just a touch of wheel spin previously given how cold and wet it has been. Also I got a message the other day to say the VDC and hill assist had failed which I thought might create some wheel spin.
It is not doing it in 1st or 2nd gear though, so despite putting a lot of power through the front wheels, it seems unlikely to be wheelspin if it is occurring in 3rd and 4th gear.
What experiences have other 2.4 drivers had with clutch lifespans? The frustrating thing is that most of my driving is slow rush hour crawling and it isn't very often that I open the car up.
This seems very low mileage for the clutch to be waving the white flag.
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