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Old 09-15-2007, 11:22 AM   #1
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Default Need help- clutch burn smell

Just picked my car up after 4 months. the motor was blown and they replaced it but they said that I needed a new clutch. anyway I have an exedy organic clutch and a competition clutch litewieght flywheel. when I put it is reverse it smells like it is burning. I have only had it on for about 50 miles now and put it in reverse 4 times. it doesnt do it any other time but reverse.is this the break in smell?? Is this normal??
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Old 09-17-2007, 02:09 PM   #2
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are you riding the clutch in reverse? I'm not poking at you so please don't misunderstand me when I ask you this but, when I was new to MT, i had a bad habit of riding the clutch in reverse. It's easy to do because when you're backing, you tend to try to regulate your speed by how much the clutch is engaged. Moving forward, it's easier to let it grab and get off of it. If you let off the clutch entirely while backing and just let the car pull itself (i.e.- no gas) it should be fine and there would be no slippage and of course no burning clutch. I'd be willing to bet, whether you realize it or not, you are leaving your foot on the clutch and feathering it as you back up. If not, I stand corrected but try to pay attention to your left foot when you reverse and remedy that if that IS the case. Hope that helps.
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