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Is my clutch slipping??

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    Is my clutch slipping??

    For a couple months now, my car has been acting weird when I drop the clutch and try to do a burn out. The car drives great under normal driving and almost perfectly under WOT (needs a tune), but when i dump the clutch, the engine hits the rev limiter almost instantly and i don't get much of a burn out. I have 73,500 miles and i'm pretty sure it's the stock clutch. Could it be shitting the bed?

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    What about when ur on it, the RPMS and your MPH kinda stage at a certain amount and just stays like that for a few seconds then keeps going?


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    Quote Originally Posted by JwMonE99 View Post
    What about when ur on it, the RPMS and your MPH kinda stage at a certain amount and just stays like that for a few seconds then keeps going?
    It feels fine when I'm getting on it. It still needs a tune and my speedo is off cuz of the 4.10 gears. But from what i can feel, the rpms and acceleration of the car is normal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 9T8W66 View Post
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    by that do you mean problems with the master or slave cylinder?

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    Quote Originally Posted by GottaHaveLS1 View Post
    by that do you mean problems with the master or slave cylinder?
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    The stock hydraulics have a tendency to react slowly on occasion due to the restriction built into the line. Look into the Drill mod. But also check your fluid level.
    Other wise if it only does it when trying to do a burn out, then don't do that.

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    sounds like Hyrdualics

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    Quote Originally Posted by 9T8W66 View Post
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    The stock hydraulics have a tendency to react slowly on occasion due to the restriction built into the line. Look into the Drill mod. But also check your fluid level.
    Other wise if it only does it when trying to do a burn out, then don't do that.

    hmmm, now that i think of it, my clutch fluid has been black for a very long time and i don't think the previous owner did the drill mod. i'll have to look into that over winter storage. I don't think it's happening just during burnouts, I went for a test drive last night and first gear is lacking some serious acceleration.

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    If your clutch is really bad just go at a low speed maybe 35-40 mph and put it in 5th gear and floor it if the rpms pick up and your car doesnt go anywere initially your clutch is slipping. I do it on the freeway ill go about 55-60 and have it in 6th gear and floor it, usually when it slips the rpms will climb a few 100 and then the car will pick up speed.

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