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Old 10-10-2012, 10:03 AM   #21
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Originally Posted by gkirk View Post
I've had lots of manuals and never burned a clutch. Does it smell like brake pad burning off? I've had that, but always just assumed it was someone in front of me.
I've smelled clutch burn many times from a couple of the manual cars I've owned. My Altima 3.5SE was a very easy car to smoke the clutch in, and it happened a few times during 'spirited' driving. I've only smelled burning brakes once in my Eclipse, and it's very different (to me anyway). I popped the hood on the Focus when I got it into the garage, and it was definitely coming from inside the engine compartment.
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