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Old 02-04-2019, 07:46 PM   #1
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Let my coworker drive my 2019 STi today at lunch. Bad idea. While he was on a hill, he revs it to 3500 and slowly releases to clutch pedal. It stunk for a few minutes. What are the odds he hurt something? On the drive home it felt a bit soft starting in first gear but I’m chalking that up to mental trauma. Thoughts? It only has 1600 miles.
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Old 02-04-2019, 07:52 PM   #2
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it's probably fine 1 or 2 hard slips won't hurt it....drive home was probably just trauma lol i wouldn't stress it at all once it cools down it will go back to normal I'm sure.
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Old 02-05-2019, 11:13 AM   #3
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Yeah, it felt a little more normal today. Still not completely right. Again, probably mental. My brother says OE clutches can be forgiving.
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Old 02-05-2019, 12:24 PM   #4
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OE clutches are very forgiving. Your coworker only took a few hundred miles off of the clutch disc, most likely. No biggie.

Roasted clutch happens. If it's only a "happens once or twice" issue, no biggie.

Btw, it also can happen while clutching out when getting out of snow. It'll take a lot more and much heavier abuse to glaze the fiction surface or completely eat the friction material away quickly.
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Old 02-05-2019, 01:58 PM   #5
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OE clutches are very forgiving. Your coworker only took a few hundred miles off of the clutch disc, most likely. No biggie.

Roasted clutch happens. If it's only a "happens once or twice" issue, no biggie.

Btw, it also can happen while clutching out when getting out of snow. It'll take a lot more and much heavier abuse to glaze the fiction surface or completely eat the friction material away quickly.
Thanks. This is precisely what I was worried about. I just had never seen such a blatant abuse of a clutch like that. He was apologetic but, you know.
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Old 02-09-2019, 07:53 PM   #6
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If it makes you feel better, I got more than 30k miles out of a stock sti clutch, even with one or two weekly launches from 4K rpm on launch control.

I only took the stock clutch out because it wasn't holding the extra power after my tune. There was still a lot of life on it.
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Old 02-11-2019, 02:57 PM   #7
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Pretty tough, then, I take it?
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Old 02-12-2019, 09:50 AM   #8
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It just doesn't feel right. Like it used to. Either it feels like the bite point is higher or I need to give it more gas in first and reverse.
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Old 02-12-2019, 07:35 PM   #9
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10 bucks says now you notice the hill hold assist because you’re hyper focused on finding something wrong/different and obsessing on it every time you drive.
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Old 02-12-2019, 09:54 PM   #10
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$10? Try $20. You’re probably right. Let me try turning it off.
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Old 02-13-2019, 01:18 AM   #11
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My trans got stuck in 3rd.. I drove home in rush hour bumper to number, 2 hrs of traffic.. had to rev. the hell out of it not to stall with my clutch slipping all over. There were plumes of billowing smoke coming out of my car and it smelled terrible for about a week. Well it kept working fine once I fixed the trans, maybe 10k more, then I swapped for an sti drivetrain (that was a wrx 6mt I burnt a bit). I wouldn't worry these things are pretty hardy. Also if you plan on modding as many of us here do, running a stronger clutch might be a good upgrade. Good luck.
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Old 02-15-2019, 04:01 PM   #12
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Had an experienced fellow car guy drive the car. I made no mention of what happened. He didnít notice a thing. Should be fine. Issue closed. I feel better.
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