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Old 11-15-2012, 09:52 PM   #1
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so I just let a potential buyer test drive my sti he had cash with him, so I trusted him.
after the test drive I smell burnt clutch, and the when I shift feels really soft. Like its not grabbing as well as it did a few hours ago. I never beat the car or launched nor raced it.
I have a 05 sti at 80k stock clutch., so any advice let it cool down or is it shot? The buyer just dipped and said nah feels too slow.
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Old 11-15-2012, 10:08 PM   #2
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i just went for a drive I have to rev very high to shift into normal gears., and when on the highway cant really hit 65+ in 6th have to shift to 5th than 6th again.
I am so pissed right now.
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Old 11-15-2012, 10:11 PM   #3
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You didn't go with him for the test drive?
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Old 11-15-2012, 10:14 PM   #4
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You didn't go with him for the test drive?
this.
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Old 11-15-2012, 10:20 PM   #5
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No,. The guy handed me the cash and he is a DR of all things. And now I am like wtf., I am guess I need a new clutch.
He pulled up in a new m6

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Old 11-15-2012, 10:41 PM   #6
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Sounds like a joy ride!! 80k on stock clutch sounds high to me but I'm rough on my ****.
I drove a WRX with 140k and when I did a hard shift to second it slipped bad, smell, everything. My 08 doesn't even cause a scent when I rock gears and it's got 63k and counting, stock clutch
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Old 11-15-2012, 10:46 PM   #7
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I am trying to figure out if it will last me another 90 miles. Pretty much to work and back and to a shop.
in dc traffic ;(

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Old 11-15-2012, 10:59 PM   #8
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Moral of the story is never let someone test drive your car without you going with them. 80k is a lot on the stock clutch so it was on its last leg anyway. Hope it all works out. Sorry for the bad luck.
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Old 11-15-2012, 11:06 PM   #9
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Dude, this sucks. Sorry to hear it man. Just bc he is a doctor doesn't mean he can drive.

Good luck figuring it out. I'd would be calling him for a talkin to.
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Old 11-15-2012, 11:08 PM   #10
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I posted in another section
someone suggested master cylinder replacement ?
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Old 11-15-2012, 11:14 PM   #11
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Load test time. High gear, low speed, full throttle, does it slip?
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Old 11-16-2012, 12:07 AM   #12
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let it rest for a while, unless it need obvious replacing. how many miles have you had the clutch?
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Old 11-16-2012, 12:12 AM   #13
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let it rest for a while, unless it need obvious replacing. how many miles have you had the clutch?
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I have a 05 sti at 80k stock clutch.
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Old 11-16-2012, 07:11 AM   #14
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It blows my mind that you didn't ride with him.
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Old 11-16-2012, 07:58 AM   #15
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what if he'd crashed your car and you werent with him??? and THEN he walked away???

advice for next time: ride with the guy who's test driving your car.
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Old 11-16-2012, 08:00 AM   #16
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Old 11-16-2012, 08:29 AM   #17
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It blows my mind that you didn't ride with him.
Yeah
I loose car is headed off to dealer to see damage.
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Old 11-16-2012, 08:41 AM   #18
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Yeah
I loose car is headed off to dealer to see damage.
...what?
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Old 11-16-2012, 08:47 AM   #19
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...what?
Lose auto correct fail.
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Old 11-16-2012, 09:04 AM   #20
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I would honestly drive it calmly and gently, see if it's just brazed.
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Old 11-16-2012, 09:25 AM   #21
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I would honestly drive it calmly and gently, see if it's just brazed.
Tried one hour ago high rpm, couldn't get over 55 MPH. I parked and called a tow truck.
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Old 11-16-2012, 09:28 AM   #22
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It blows my mind that you didn't ride with him.
this. :facepalm:
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Old 11-16-2012, 10:13 AM   #23
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That totally sucks man. If you do need to put in a new clutch I'm willing to assist. Ive taken a WRX 5 speed completely apart and changed all the internals with 7000 miles and still perfect. A clutch job im sure would be simple. Sounds like the guy might have fried it or maybe even bent the flywheel.
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Old 11-16-2012, 10:38 AM   #24
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No,. The guy handed me the cash and he is a DR of all things.
Was this the guy?

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Old 11-16-2012, 10:49 AM   #25
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The guy agreed to pay for half the cost.
said the clutch had 80k so it was gonna go sooner or later. Bull but half is half
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