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Re: Clutch shudder

Subject: Re: Clutch shudder
From: Charles & Peggy Robinson <>
Date: Wed, 11 Sep 2002 12:25:43 -0500
  The most common reasons for clutch chatter (USA term) are oil spots on
the clutch and flywheel faces, and worn out transmission supports.  I
gather that the problem disappears after the engine warms up.  That
would seem to make oil contamination most likely of the two.  Does the
engine leak oil at the rear?


  CR wrote:
> I'm third owner of '69 MGB/GT.  Before car is up to normal operating
> temp, it will sometimes violently shake when I release the clutch pedal
> in 1st gear.  What exactly is causing this clutch shudder?  Will I cause
> harm by continuing to drive in this condition?
> -Kent

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