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Old 09-02-2008, 05:38 AM   #17
Join Date: Mar 2006
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Originally Posted by Lordblood
The biting point is quite high, and before I bought the car an independent mechanic (specializes in Ferrari and Porsche) diagnosed a worn out clutch and small oil leak as the two main things wrong with the car, apparently a 1700 dollar repair altogether.
Clutch slipping in high gear is the best way to tell if it's on it's way out. If you're in 5th gear, you hit the gas and the RPMs rise but the car doesn't speed up, you're clutch is on it's way out. There's no need to replace it if it's not doing this and it isn't damaged in some other way.
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