RE: [DML] Clutch Slipping
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RE: [DML] Clutch Slipping



I read all the replies concerning this post and the information was all-good for a slipping clutch.  The one thing that I did not see was a little gremlin that bit me on my car.  The first thing I would ask is how many miles on your car?  Has the car sat for a long period?   You want to determine if the miles is consistent with a worn clutch.  The vendors and group can give you a good idea of how long a clutch should last in miles.  The prices for the clutch kit are very reasonable.  What you have to realize is that if you do not do the job yourself the biggest expense will be the labor to do the job.  Luckily I did the job myself.  My clutch was slipping after the car was laid up for a long period of time-never again.  Your problem could be a buildup of corrosion on the input shaft to the transmission if you have relatively low miles on your present clutch.  This corrosion will cause the clutch release bearing to stick on the shaft.  When it sticks you do not get a full release and
the clutch slips.  You can address this by driving the car moderately, and try to minimize the slipping.  Let the car warm up all the way while driving and then let it cool down all the way.  Do this numerous times over many days and see if the slipping stops.  The thermal cycling will help to clear the input shaft.

Ron

-----Original Message-----
From: dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx]On Behalf Of cummil2dmc
Sent: Wednesday, July 05, 2006 8:31 AM
To: dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [DML] Clutch Slipping

I took delivery of my Delorean today from the shipping company so this
is my first e-mail of probaly many,
The clutch is slipping alot ,
I know that it is hydraulic with no adjustment ?

Should I look for a replacement ?

Thanks





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