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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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i've experienced that about 3-5k after remapping, the clutch with 20k on it started slipping in 5th... after about 20k more of careful driving the problem also appeared in 4rd and later 3rd gear...

the clutch simply isn't up to holding the torque of a remapped 2.4... before the remap the original clutch (with the 3 previous owners) lasted 110k...

EDIT: mine was a 156 with 136 bhp though, so not the same clutch but i'd say the cause is the same...
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Then yesterday when opening her up coming onto the motorway in 4th, it definitely seemed to slip before fully putting the power down.
At what rpm did you open her up?
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Hiya Pud,

It would have been around 2.5k revs I think.
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Probably best using 3rd gear in that case - better acceleration but less torque and less stress on the clutch, try and avoid making it slip as it kills the flywheels and they are expensive.
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Whaddaya reckon buddy - just get the clutch changed pronto before strain is put on the DMF?

Guess I should be fitting a reinforced item as she is now running more power and torque?
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Yeah it would probably be for the best to get it done sooner rather than later.
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Any ideas where to source a good quality reinforced clutch that won't be too heavy in daily driving?
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Buy CGMotorsports fast road clutch kit. Or just get your stock clutch refurbished with some HDS friction pads.
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