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Old 06-22-2001, 11:40 PM   #1
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Angry rpm problem

i was in 5th gear going 45 and i pressed the pedal down and the rpms went up to 6k and yet my speed went up as normally, then i smelled this horible burnt metal smell, (hmm clutch huh), well ok so if it is my clutch how come it doesn't slip and my speed still goes up as normal, i mean my rpms skyrocket and then they go back down to match the speed
need help and advice

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Old 06-23-2001, 03:06 AM   #2
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OK it sounds to me like your clutch I've hade problems like this before and I'm planning on getting a new clutch soon. It's really the only thing that it counld be because there is no other way for your reves to go up quickly without your speed going up quickly unless it's your clutch. Just try to baby it for a while and then take it in to get replaced. You don't want to be stuck somewhere in gear with the clutch out not going anywhere. Thants my advice. Oh and if your not sure if that smell is clutch or not... next time you go driving lay on the breaks hard, and then smell that. Hot breaks and hot clutch smell the same.
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Old 06-23-2001, 03:40 AM   #3
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yup, its your clutch dying.

Have you been hard on it?
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Old 06-23-2001, 04:08 PM   #4
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will subaru generally replace clutches under warantee if you have perfomrance parts on like intake and exhaust. I know it depends on teh dealer but would they try to argue that? I want to try and get a few things done to my car before I slap my turbo on.

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Old 06-26-2001, 09:20 PM   #5

hey reza01,

I was having the same problem on my car yesterday morning when I was racing a Porsche on the highway. My clutch starts to slip at about 4500rpm. I had to back off on the throttle and let the engine and transmission speed match up, then the accelerat again slowly. When i stop the car, I can smell the clutch burned.

Later that afternoon, I went to test out my clutch. It wasn't slipping as much as it did during the morning. But i can still feel it a little... Today, the clutch was working perfectly fine, it was still gripping at 5000rpm.

I'm going to have my car check by the dealer on Thursday... I guess I'll fine out what is going on then
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