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Hi,

Having clutch troubles. I had my bus running a 2.2 subie on a normal stock clutch on a 1303s box. The disc was brand new. I know i should have got a stage 2 but i thought
it would be alright for a bit.

Anyway I didn't drive it very hard and the clutch has lasted
about 1 month. It seemed to go all of a sudden.

I had noticed a couple of slips before, but on a motorway journey it
just started to slip at anything above around 3000 rpm.

I haven't dropped the engine out yet to see as theres no point till i've brought a new clutch but is it likely it has got some oil on it or any other problem for it to be such a fast deterioration or is that normal?

Is there anything else that could have been wrong to make it go so fast or would it be just down to the engine power?
 

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to follow up, i have had the van off the road for about two weeks after the clutch seemed to have gone. Today I went to gently drive it somewhere i could drop the engine and strangely everything seemed fine. I couldn't make the clutch slip if i tried...

Does anyone have a theory on why it was slipping so badly on that trip and now i come to drop the engine it seems perfect??!

sticking pressure plate, lever? oil dried?? wtf?
 

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I ma having a simular problem on my clutch in our T25...upgraded from a 1.6TD to A 1.9, and has prety much slipped since. I am guessing the oil seal as seem sto get worse during a trip out...also have a small amopunt of oil leeking.
 

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MrSifter said:
to follow up, i have had the van off the road for about two weeks after the clutch seemed to have gone. Today I went to gently drive it somewhere i could drop the engine and strangely everything seemed fine. I couldn't make the clutch slip if i tried...

Does anyone have a theory on why it was slipping so badly on that trip and now i come to drop the engine it seems perfect??!

sticking pressure plate, lever? oil dried?? wtf?
Oil won't 'dry', but it will soak deeper into the clutch lining material.
Eventually it will slip again, especially when it gets nice and warm.
 
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