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    VXRed
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    Default Burning smell - possible clutch?

    Hello all,

    Have a burning smell under hard pull of or dipping the clutch when reversing, does this mean my clutch is Going?

    I'm pretty sure the smell is the clutch, anyone got any insight?

    The clutch in itself feels fine and I don't have and slipping once it's in gear, the biting point is not far off fully pressed in pedal.



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    VXR enough dvinell's Avatar
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    Could also be an oil leak onto the clutch surface.

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    VXRed
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    How and where would I be able to check This? Thanks

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    VXRed blooded
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    bite point doesnt tell you much about clutch wear with an hydraulic clutch and from what i see yours could be a clutch slave leaking if the bite point is that close to the floor.

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    VXRed
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    Is this a big deal? Would it be expensive to have it fixed?

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    Clutch Slave is not that expensive. but I am not sure where it sits on siggy and if it is easy to access.

    Anyway I would not drive to much and get the car to a garage quickly.

    If it leaks it might damage other things...

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    if its the slave you may as well do the clutch at the same time.... looking close to the wrong side of £1000. Massive pain to get the gearbox out

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    Quote Originally Posted by genman View Post
    if its the slave you may as well do the clutch at the same time.... looking close to the wrong side of £1000. Massive pain to get the gearbox out
    You need to remove the transmission to get at it, so as genman wrote, you might as well replace the clutch as the main cost will be labour. You can also choose to get an uprated unit as the standard clutch isn’t really strong enough for the car.
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    VXRed
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    Ok I'm going to get it done, where can I find a updated clutch? Should I whack a new flywheel on at same time?

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    Quote Originally Posted by RustyPleco View Post
    Ok I'm going to get it done, where can I find a updated clutch? Should I whack a new flywheel on at same time?

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    Sachs or a custom clutch made by a specialist...fairly stock size 250mm ...think its 13 splines...used by quite a few other cars other than VXR
    Also if uprating the clutch , get the uprated slave as the clutch springs are a bit stronger ..i understand only Sachs make it

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