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Old 02-02-2004, 14:07   #1 (permalink)
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confused How bad does your clutch burn?

Hey guys,
My cars been burning the clutch abit lately (not sure if its me or the car but i drive normally i think.) never used to be too bad.
Just wanna know if anyone has been gettin the same or if i just need to learn how to drive.

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Re: How bad does your clutch burn?

It may need to be adjusted as it is worn down from driving so now slips and burns.
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Re: How bad does your clutch burn?

How long have you had the car ?

Had mine 1 week in about 8 hours, and well obvioulsy as its new it doesnt burn at all.

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Re: How bad does your clutch burn?

I know that Resty has gone thru a clutch already in his Zetec, perhaps talk to him about it.

No problems here yet.

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Re: How bad does your clutch burn?

Mines about 5 months old, just serviced it at Stapp Ford the other week.
I don't think it s too serious, hopefully nothing like restys problem.
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Re: How bad does your clutch burn?

Wouldnt it be covered under warranty anyway ?
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Re: How bad does your clutch burn?

Well i hope it would be covered if it is a serious problem, i'm poor enough as it is without having to pay to fix my clutch.
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Re: How bad does your clutch burn?

yeah i can understand.... im sure it would be
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Re: How bad does your clutch burn?

Hey PJ. Yeah I dropped my clucth assembly! Took it back to ford, they replaced it. Cost them $800 they reckon, but if it happend again they said I'd have to fork out 1200!

They guys were helpful and sorted the issue out in under a day. Just a word though, go easy on the clutch, it allows for some wear and tear - but not abuse. Focus is not a race car but a passanger vehicle.
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Re: How bad does your clutch burn?

Resty it seems to burn abit whilest i'm driving normally, shifting at 3grand or lower.
I don't know if its the way i drive? maybe i hold the clutch to long i dunno?
I hope its not a problem like yours don't have the cash, i don't work lol.
I mean i do give it a rev every now and then i mean i wen't to 6500 today had to get away from fast coming traffic.
I don't know if that would contribute to the wear and tear.
Bahhhhh I'm confused? LOL
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