Not where you want to be with a failing clutch

Not where you want to be with a failing clutch

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Speed 3

Original Poster:

2,408 posts

60 months

Wednesday 15th May
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Currently stuck on a closed M25 due overturned wagon with a rapidly failing clutch. Hopefully a bit of left foot pumping once we finally get on the move will get me the 40 miles home frown



Original clutch just managed to crack 60k.
Not been a great week, had a blowout on the F-Pace on Monday so wallet is taking a bit of a battering.

p4cks

2,668 posts

140 months

Wednesday 15th May
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Might be teaching you to suck eggs here but you tried taking it out of gear and releasing the clutch?

Speed 3

Original Poster:

2,408 posts

60 months

Wednesday 15th May
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Getting in in gear was the problem, did work pumping the clutch for a while but only made it to the exit slip before it gave up and went flat to the floor. Now arguing with recovery company who say my policy is not active in their system despite their customer portal website saying it is.
banghead

p4cks

2,668 posts

140 months

Wednesday 15th May
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Jeez... good luck with both the car and the recovery!

Speed 3

Original Poster:

2,408 posts

60 months

Wednesday 15th May
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Finally managed to get the recovery booked, apparently the contact number for recovery on their website isn’t the correct one, they’ve changed call centre agents.....
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Byker28i

17,110 posts

158 months

Wednesday 15th May
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next will be they don't send a low loader....

Steve_D

12,282 posts

199 months

Wednesday 15th May
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Just take comfort from the fact this will likely be just a hydraulic leak either at the master or better still the slave.

Whilst you wait check for fluid running down the clutch pedal or in the carpet.

Steve

Speed 3

Original Poster:

2,408 posts

60 months

Wednesday 15th May
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Got it safely on the low loader after a 3 hour wait. Could be the slave as there was some weeping noticed at the service a month ago but as the clutch has got 60k on it I might as well get the whole lot done at the same time. Just the additional expense of the lightweight flywheel to ponder. Been an expensive week with £700 on tyres for the Jag too....and it’s only Wednesday rolleyes

FarmyardPants

3,446 posts

159 months

Wednesday 15th May
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With 60k on the clutch my money’s on broken fingers. The symptoms are similar to hydraulic failure. Good luck!

Jhonno

3,459 posts

82 months

Wednesday 15th May
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Might as well do the lot whilst you are there!

bomb

3,059 posts

225 months

Wednesday 15th May
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Pah, thats nothing. Try that when you're just near Geneva. Much more challenging !!

Byker28i

17,110 posts

158 months

Thursday 16th May
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FarmyardPants said:
With 60k on the clutch my money’s on broken fingers. The symptoms are similar to hydraulic failure. Good luck!
Yup, probably that. I drove mine all the way home from Bicester Sunday scramble. A34, M4, judge the lights....

FarmyardPants

3,446 posts

159 months

Thursday 16th May
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smile

Reminds me of a trip to uni I made once in my cavalier mk1 (Loughborough from Woking). The clutch cable snapped as I selected 4th/top gear on the slip road onto the M25. I figured I didn’t need to change gear so carried on. Came off M1 J23, over a few roundabouts, through the campus (complete with massive speed humps), a few T junctions and came to a stop in the car park where I forced it to stall.

I used the starter motor to climb a small bank where I laid in the January slush to change it. Happy days smile

TwinKam

1,174 posts

36 months

Thursday 16th May
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Rob's over the bonnet pic reminds me of one on here a while ago comparing the Tuscan's glorious bonnet curves to those of a reclining bikini-clad abdomen... lick
I do wonder if that was the inspiration, it would actually be a better story than the dog bite one!
Hope you get sorted soon, Rob.
Rik

brownspeed

289 posts

72 months

Thursday 16th May
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Mine let go in good Friday holiday traffic in the Ormskirk one way system.
https://www.pistonheads.com/gassing/topic.asp?h=0&...

I had a cable go in a Renault 5GTTurbo years back which I managed to drive back home from central Manchester. I wasn't so fortunate this time, resulting in expense of recovery truck. frown