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Evo IV clutch?????????

Discussion in 'Lancer EVO forums' started by SickSideDevon, 3 August 2008.

  1. SickSideDevon

    SickSideDevon New member

    Messages:
    5
    Car:
    Mitsi Evo 4
    Hi guys, looking for a bit of advice on my IV's clutch.
    1st, 2nd, 3rd gear accelerate and revs go from 3000 to 4000 quickly, settle back to about 3600 then the car picks up momentum, like the boost kicks in. Is that normal????:confused:
     
  2. DimmaThanDim

    DimmaThanDim Wrench Pro

    Messages:
    37
    From:
    Hampshire
    Hi SickSideDEvon, sounds to me that your clutch is dying and has insufficient grip to maintain accelleration at the same rate. If you are accelereting, your revs should not drop off the instant you drop the throttle and then settle, but should slowly drop with your road speed. If it does, there is a fault between the engine and the box, usually the clutch. Hope this helps, though i know it is a painfully expensive answer.
     
  3. SickSideDevon

    SickSideDevon New member

    Messages:
    5
    Car:
    Mitsi Evo 4
    Could it be the Actuator?
     
  4. obi_waynne

    obi_waynne Administrator Staff Member Moderator

    Messages:
    41,306
    From:
    Deal, Kent UK
    Car:
    A3 1.4 TFSI 150 COD
    The revs should match the acelerative force. This sounds like clutch slip to me. Try a steady speed at 3000 and put your foot down. The car speed should pick up at the same rate as the revs. If the revs climb and then the cars speed starts to increase after the revs settle you are looking at clutch slip.

    The actuator would mean that there is a delay in the REVs increasing/decreasing and the acellerative force would match the revs.
     
  5. SickSideDevon

    SickSideDevon New member

    Messages:
    5
    Car:
    Mitsi Evo 4
    Thanks guys, it was the clutch - slipping in the higher gears at mid revs.:wink:
     
  6. obi_waynne

    obi_waynne Administrator Staff Member Moderator

    Messages:
    41,306
    From:
    Deal, Kent UK
    Car:
    A3 1.4 TFSI 150 COD
    You going to get an uprated 3 plate clutch for it? If you are planning on tuning it up further it would certainly be worth it.
     

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