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This is a discussion on stupid mistake am i screwed? within the Manual Transmission forums, part of the Drivetrain category; Yesterday i was drizing my z and was going to do a burn out and dropped the clutch at about ...

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    stupid mistake am i screwed?

    Yesterday i was drizing my z and was going to do a burn out and dropped the clutch at about 5 grand in third gear . . . tires didnt spin and the clutch slipped pretty hard until i got the pedal pushed back. i was driving it today and starting off i am still smelling burnt clutch what should i do

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    Keep driving. You smoked the clutch, not the tires, and you will smell it for many days. Try not to do such a dumbass thing again, no real damage done except maybe you removed about 5,000 miles of life from your clutch.

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    yes i realize i smoked the clutch and i know it was stupid i wasnt asking about that i just didnt know if it was normal for it to keep smelling

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    Yea, your gonna smell it for a few days under normal driving, Should be fine though.
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    ha did that back in the day once. Didn't know it was called 'smoking the clutch'. There's my new car fact for today!

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    I wonder how we all know that the smell will be there a few days, and the clutch will most likely survive.

    Hmmmm, anybody wanna say anything?


    Could it be that just maybe we've done it once before?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Too Fast View Post
    I wonder how we all know that the smell will be there a few days, and the clutch will most likely survive.

    Hmmmm, anybody wanna say anything?


    Could it be that just maybe we've done it once before?
    I'll say it. I did it in my 4 speed chevelle,hit 3rd instead of first and smoked the $hit out of the clutch.

    It happens. The smell will eventually go away.

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    I have abused a clutch or 12 in my day I admit it. Yeah man it should be fine just gonna be a bit smelly for a lil while.

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    alright good to hear and in case your wondering yes im 18 rookie mistake

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    Quote Originally Posted by davidz28 View Post
    alright good to hear and in case your wondering yes im 18 rookie mistake
    no big deal this is how 95% of us learn anyways its going to most likely be ok drive it nice for few days smell will go away it happens to everyone sooner or later wish i had bad ass car at 18 but no i had a hand me down family car caprice still rodded the hell out of her even won some races in the land yacht

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    Quote Originally Posted by pewter Z28 View Post
    no big deal this is how 95% of us learn anyways its going to most likely be ok drive it nice for few days smell will go away it happens to everyone sooner or later wish i had bad ass car at 18 but no i had a hand me down family car caprice still rodded the hell out of her even won some races in the land yacht
    haha i worked my ass of to pay for mine no help from the parents lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by davidz28 View Post
    alright good to hear and in case your wondering yes im 18 rookie mistake
    I've seen folks in their 20's, 30's, 40's, and on up miss gears @ the track and on the road. Age has nothing to do with missing a gear.. More likely the cause is: "it's a manual shift transmission being shifted by a human.." Don't even sweet it your car is fine...

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    haha i worked my ass of to pay for mine no help from the parents lol
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    Quote Originally Posted by davidz28 View Post
    haha i worked my ass of to pay for mine no help from the parents lol
    That's good to hear.

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    yeah it for sure makes me treat my car better than these kids that get everything given to them but i must say i got pretty lucky finding a 2001 z28 with 16,000 miles for 8,000 bucks

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    Quote Originally Posted by davidz28 View Post
    yeah it for sure makes me treat my car better than these kids that get everything given to them but i must say i got pretty lucky finding a 2001 z28 with 16,000 miles for 8,000 bucks
    Hell yeah you did.

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    Quote Originally Posted by davidz28 View Post
    haha i worked my ass of to pay for mine no help from the parents lol
    thats awesome man glad to see you are such a hard worker wish you luck .

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    [QUOTE=pewter Z28;2404436]thats awesome man glad to see you are such a hard worker wish you luck .[/QUOTE


    thanks man the hard work pays off got an internship at a power plant making 12 bucks an hour while i go to college while the plant covers all my school costs

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    Quote Originally Posted by davidz28 View Post
    thanks man the hard work pays off got an internship at a power plant making 12 bucks an hour while i go to college while the plant covers all my school costs
    That doesn't suck at all. Is there an expectation/requirement that you work x many years for them after getting your degree? Even if so, doesn't suck.

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