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Jonasan308 01-19-2017 06:51 PM

How to detect a failing clutch?
 
So, im considering either trading my current car or getting a second car that is manual. I have never owned a manual car, therefore i have no idea what a messed up clutch feels like exactly. So, say i was test driving a car thats manual and the seller wants to pull wool over my eyes and tell me its clutch has life left on it/has a new clutch but it really doesnt. How would i be able to tell how good a condition the clutch is? Is there any way to cover up a failing clutch?

billysvue 01-19-2017 07:22 PM

Re: How to detect a failing clutch?
 
TAke it up a freeway grade in 5th under full throttle.

Or a steep driveway or road in too tall a gear( lug the motor).

It's called a test drive:)

atikovi 01-20-2017 02:34 PM

Re: How to detect a failing clutch?
 
[QUOTE=billysvue;2229935] It's called a test drive:)[/QUOTE]

I wouldn't let anyone test drive my stick car if they've never driven a manual before. Either bring along someone that can, or spend a few bucks on a ppi.

Jonasan308 01-20-2017 03:37 PM

Re: How to detect a failing clutch?
 
No, i do have experience with driving manual. Im not that great at it, and i do stall in 1st with certain cars, but i can do it, and do it without frying the clutch.

billysvue 01-20-2017 06:56 PM

Re: How to detect a failing clutch?
 
[QUOTE=atikovi;2230031]spend a few bucks on a ppi.[/QUOTE]
:drool:Proton pump inhibitor?
:arr:Producer price index?
:eek:Personal protection insurance?

atikovi 01-20-2017 07:03 PM

Re: How to detect a failing clutch?
 
Pre-purchase inspection.


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