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 Post subject: Clutch issues ?
Posted: Sat Oct 01, 2011 8:26 pm 
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Hey guys, I have a BA mkII XR6T with 60,000 kms on the clock. I have done a couple of mods i.e.exhaust, intake etc, got a custom tune and it pulled 337 rwhp, is this to much for the standard clutch to handle? I had 4 mates in the car the other day and I was giving it abit of **** when we pulled up all i could smell was clutch, i wasnt doin skids or riding the clutch?? its never happened b4 and the clutch feels fine now?? could it of been the xtra weight in the car or is it time for a heavier clutch?
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 Post subject: Re: Clutch issues ?
Posted: Sat Oct 01, 2011 11:32 pm 
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I would say that is a possability.

The clutch in my EF slips if I give it a bit too much (usually 3rd) and this is a HD Exedy unit.

Doesnt nessisarily mean its stuffed though.

 

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 Post subject: Re: Clutch issues ?
Posted: Sat Oct 01, 2011 11:43 pm 
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if its loaded up and your giving it hell than you will smell it as your putting a bit of pressure on it trying to move extra weight and jamming more power through it, its getting hotter than normal which makes them slip, think of it as a fuse in the electrical system if you jam more power through it and the electrical componant is trying to pull more power than the fuse can handle than it will get hot/ blow out.a clutch is just a driveline fuse lol

 

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 Post subject: Re: Clutch issues ?
Posted: Sun Oct 02, 2011 9:06 am 
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bry40l wrote:
if its loaded up and your giving it hell than you will smell it as your putting a bit of pressure on it trying to move extra weight and jamming more power through it, its getting hotter than normal which makes them slip, think of it as a fuse in the electrical system if you jam more power through it and the electrical componant is trying to pull more power than the fuse can handle than it will get hot/ blow out.a clutch is just a driveline fuse lol


Thats a great way to explain it mate, I was hoping that this was basically the problem, im aiming to be up around the 450-500 rwhp after christmas, what would be a suitable clutch setup for that type of power output? Thanks for your input guys :mrgreen:
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 Post subject: Re: Clutch issues ?
Posted: Sun Oct 02, 2011 9:17 am 
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shaun078 wrote:
bry40l wrote:
if its loaded up and your giving it hell than you will smell it as your putting a bit of pressure on it trying to move extra weight and jamming more power through it, its getting hotter than normal which makes them slip, think of it as a fuse in the electrical system if you jam more power through it and the electrical componant is trying to pull more power than the fuse can handle than it will get hot/ blow out.a clutch is just a driveline fuse lol


Thats a great way to explain it mate, I was hoping that this was basically the problem, im aiming to be up around the 450-500 rwhp after christmas, what would be a suitable clutch setup for that type of power output? Thanks for your input guys :mrgreen:

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 Post subject: Re: Clutch issues ?
Posted: Sun Oct 02, 2011 9:56 am 
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shaun078 wrote:
bry40l wrote:
if its loaded up and your giving it hell than you will smell it as your putting a bit of pressure on it trying to move extra weight and jamming more power through it, its getting hotter than normal which makes them slip, think of it as a fuse in the electrical system if you jam more power through it and the electrical componant is trying to pull more power than the fuse can handle than it will get hot/ blow out.a clutch is just a driveline fuse lol


Thats a great way to explain it mate, I was hoping that this was basically the problem, im aiming to be up around the 450-500 rwhp after christmas, what would be a suitable clutch setup for that type of power output? Thanks for your input guys :mrgreen:

yeah i did pretty good considering by that time i nearly had a carton of rum under me belt :D

 

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 Post subject: Re: Clutch issues ?
Posted: Mon Oct 03, 2011 10:23 pm 
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bry40l wrote:
shaun078 wrote:
bry40l wrote:
if its loaded up and your giving it hell than you will smell it as your putting a bit of pressure on it trying to move extra weight and jamming more power through it, its getting hotter than normal which makes them slip, think of it as a fuse in the electrical system if you jam more power through it and the electrical componant is trying to pull more power than the fuse can handle than it will get hot/ blow out.a clutch is just a driveline fuse lol


Thats a great way to explain it mate, I was hoping that this was basically the problem, im aiming to be up around the 450-500 rwhp after christmas, what would be a suitable clutch setup for that type of power output? Thanks for your input guys :mrgreen:

yeah i did pretty good considering by that time i nearly had a carton of rum under me belt :D


lol..... :lol:
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