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Re: Driving on a slipping clutch

To: "MG Nuts" <mgs@autox.team.net>
Subject: Re: Driving on a slipping clutch
From: Max Heim <mvheim@studiolimage.com>
Date: Wed, 29 Sep 1999 18:41:03 -0700
Hi Skye

Don't know about catastrophic failure, but I bet it will leave you 
stranded eventually... when you aren't able to get started uphill, or 
something. Plus it will get to smelling something awful. And if it's 
wear, not oil as you think, it could cost you a new flywheel (unlikely) 
if you let it go too long. 

My 2


Skye Poier had this to say:

>Is it bad to drive around with a slipping clutch?  I'm sure its because
>engine oil is getting onto the clutch.  Will it continue to just be a
>nuisance or could it lead to a sudden, catastrophic failure?
>
>Thanks!
>Skye
>
>PS: Been busy at work lately, but I'm still around! Just bought a 62 Vespa.
>
>--
>1966 MGB       - GHN3     __,__\__     ffwd internet division
>1962 Vespa 125 - VNB3    (_o____o_)    http://www.ffwd.com/
>


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Max Heim
'66 MGB GHN3L76149
If you're near Mountain View, CA,
it's the red one with the silver bootlid.


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