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Posted: Mon Jun 02, 2008 3:08 pm 
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Hello,

I drove my BA 2003 manual ute up my mates drive way and it is about a 40 degree incline. I drove up slow in 1st gear with a small load in the tray and about half way up the clutch started to slip and a massive amount of smoke came from the under the car. when this started I stopped the car and let it role back down the hill and drove up the hill at speed. I understand that it was the clutch slipping and burning...

Is this a sign that the clutch is starting to say that it is buggered or would you just expect this to happen on such a steep incline?
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Posted: Mon Jun 02, 2008 3:57 pm 
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id say its telling you its change time

 

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Posted: Mon Jun 02, 2008 5:02 pm 
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If you didnt touch the clutch pedal, its fkd.

 

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Posted: Mon Jun 02, 2008 5:55 pm 
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try machining the flywheel first

 

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Posted: Tue Jun 03, 2008 9:06 am 
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well if I am going to machine the fly wheel I might as well put a new clutch in there.

how long do clutches normaly last, I have done about 70,000 kms and mostly on the highway...
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Posted: Tue Jun 03, 2008 12:32 pm 
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Normally longer than that, but if you tow or carry a load, it reduces their life a bit. Std clutches arent much chop, so replace with something a bit heavier.

 

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