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Old 03-15-2007, 10:19 PM   #1
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Question Clutch slipping, only 7k miles on it

I got my stage one clutch (clutchmasters) and fidanza flywheel about 6 months ago, I've drove it only 7k miles and it is starting to slip when it's cold, once it's hot it stops slipping, I don't really think my clutch is done, I'm starting to believe the guy that did the job forgot to put the bearing grommet and therefore there is oil leaking into the clutch, does anyone of you guys had the same problem or heard about it?


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I was going to guess you may have some fluid leaking on the clutch. Did you break it in properly? Easy on it for the first 500 miles or so? If not it can lead to very premature wear.
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Old 03-15-2007, 11:45 PM   #3
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I think I'm going to take down the transmission to take a look, I looked beneath the tranny and it has some fluid leaking from somewhere, I'm not sure if it is tranny fluid or brake fluid, I will take a closer look tomorrow
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Also I got my brakes done just before it started slipping, do you think it has something to do?
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I didn't take it easy enough on my clutch for the first 500 miles apparently and since then if I get on it hard it will make a weird "metal on metal" sound while I let it out occasionally. I can't tell if it's slipping or not but..def. take it easy on it for the first 500 ish miles. I would have it looked at though ASAP if it's slipping hard because you don't wanna become another victim of the murdered bellhousing.
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Can anyone explain what grommet is Dago talking about? I have similar problem and don't know if my mechanic has put it in. Is it the thin rubber gasket on the side of bearing? Or something different?
My mechanic says that onyl a bad seal or the thin gasket can cause leaks. But he's never mentioned anyting about the grommet
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this thread is funny....
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ive heard when ur doing a non OEM clutch its usally around a 1,000 mile break in.....

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Don't know about the grommet...

However, the fluid leak is suspect.

On the SVT, the brake and clutch systems share the same fluid. So, if you recently had work done on the brakes that involved changing fluid, you may want to look at that.

Also check the clutch slave. If your brake fluid is low, you conceivably could have a leak in the clutch system that is causing the slippage.

Concur with everyone else, be very gently for the first 500 -1000 miles.
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I think pretty much all hydraulic operated clutches share with the brake fluid.

I noticed that my clutch master cylinder is now leaking- into the passenger compartment! Did you replace this master cyl? I think it would be a good idea for anyone who is changing the clutch out to replace this while your at it. I am sure that the cheapo plastic unit has got to be pretty cheap...
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Just had mine done.

Because of the shared system, it was recommended that I replace both the clutch and brake master cylinders.

Total cost was about $400

The rationale being that if one is failing, the other is probably not far behind...
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