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Old 01-02-2009, 03:23 PM   #1
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Hi guys,

I have a 2008 manual 4 Door with about 6,000 miles on it.

The other day I was stuck in crawling traffic for literally 4 hours or so. Had to stay in 1st gear and ride the clutch to just crawl every 5 seconds....

Anyway, I am very familiar with driving stick, and never had this problem...But I could smell the clutch burning while in traffic. It was terrible, and at first I didnt believe it was me...

My brother was in the car, and insists I was just "breaking it in"...But like I said, I have 6K miles on it already. However it was the first time I was stuck in traffic.

My biggest fear is that I may have done damage.


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Yeah man, I had the clutch burn break in smell for like the first 500 miles. But once it's broke in, it's broke in.

Your clutch just got hot from being treated like a torque converter for 4 hours. Don't do that.

I wouldn't think that you did any real damage, other than excessive wear. I would still have it inspected. You probably just shaved a couple thousand miles off it.

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Old 01-03-2009, 07:08 PM   #3
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good thing is is that clutches have a 12k mile warranty on them!
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it seems fine now.....do you think i should have someone trake a look at it though?
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Old 01-03-2009, 09:10 PM   #5
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IMO, i would not get it checked. it was most likely from a lot of ware on the clutch due to the hours of traffic. if it seems fine now you should be ok. really, it is up to you. if your gut is saying get it checked, then do that. if you feel as though it is fine now, just keep an eye out for the problem reoccurring.
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