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    • Pitstop3
    • By Pitstop3 6th Jan 18, 2:21 AM
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    Mini one 1.6 2005 new clutch!
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    • 6th Jan 18, 2:21 AM
    Mini one 1.6 2005 new clutch! 6th Jan 18 at 2:21 AM
    Hello!
    Apologies in advance for my lack of knowledge when it comes to cars, but I am a girl, and this is the first time I have had to have a clutch replaced.

    So anyway had my clutch changed on Thursday on my Mini one. It is going to need getting used to it but it's great to be able to get up hills again!

    Ok so to the point, i got my car back on Thursday around 6. Immediately in second gear i put my foot down to test it out (i did redline it abit). For the rest of that day i drove nicely.

    TODAY ! I gave it abit more. I would say good 10 minutes of red lining and fast shifting. I have heard about this glaze effect where the plates heat up too quickly. I am now really worried. Have i caused any damage ?

    I did not know about the rule of driving nicely for 500 miles to wear it in.

    So, your thoughts !

    Thanks
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    • loskie
    • By loskie 6th Jan 18, 6:00 AM
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    • 6th Jan 18, 6:00 AM
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    • 6th Jan 18, 6:00 AM
    Thoughts!
    Redlining, why? No mechanical sympathy, idiotic behaviour. No common sense.
    • missile
    • By missile 6th Jan 18, 7:39 AM
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    • 6th Jan 18, 7:39 AM
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    • 6th Jan 18, 7:39 AM
    First post from a newbie. This may be a wind up but I will bite

    Driving like this is probably why you needed a new clutch.
    Last edited by missile; 06-01-2018 at 9:11 AM.
    "A nation's greatness is measured by how it treats its weakest members." ~ Mahatma Gandhi
    Ride hard or stay home
    • Muscle750
    • By Muscle750 6th Jan 18, 8:31 AM
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    • #4
    • 6th Jan 18, 8:31 AM
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    • 6th Jan 18, 8:31 AM
    Its probaly on its 5th plus clutch anyway minis are known for eating them personally i wouldnt have a mini if i was given it. The early ones the gearboxes fell to bits as well
    • Norman Castle
    • By Norman Castle 6th Jan 18, 8:56 AM
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    • #5
    • 6th Jan 18, 8:56 AM
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    • 6th Jan 18, 8:56 AM

    So, your thoughts !
    Originally posted by Pitstop3
    I think if if you had a real life you wouldn't be pretending to be a girl who gave their car a "good 10 minutes of red lining and fast shifting".
    Don't harass a hippie. You'll get bad karma.

    Never trust a newbie with a rtb tale.
    • Muscle750
    • By Muscle750 6th Jan 18, 9:42 AM
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    • 6th Jan 18, 9:42 AM
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    • 6th Jan 18, 9:42 AM
    Is Pitstops first name Penelope?
    • Jackmydad
    • By Jackmydad 6th Jan 18, 12:30 PM
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    • #7
    • 6th Jan 18, 12:30 PM
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    • 6th Jan 18, 12:30 PM
    Redlining. Rev counter "red lined" at 6750 by the look of it.
    Maximum power at 6000rpm, with a sharp fall off above that looking at the power curves available online (and anyway expected)
    So revving for the sake of it. More lost than gained.

    Apart from wondering where this race track is of course. . .
    • Ganga
    • By Ganga 6th Jan 18, 2:16 PM
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    • #8
    • 6th Jan 18, 2:16 PM
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    • 6th Jan 18, 2:16 PM
    Sounds like a wind up to me so will not comment
    ITS NOT EASY TO GET EVERYTHING WRONG ,I HAVE TO WORK HARD TO DO IT!
    • arcon5
    • By arcon5 6th Jan 18, 2:33 PM
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    • #9
    • 6th Jan 18, 2:33 PM
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    • 6th Jan 18, 2:33 PM
    Just drive it normally hereon
    • loskie
    • By loskie 6th Jan 18, 5:14 PM
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    Sounds like a wind up to me so will not comment
    Originally posted by Ganga
    except you just did!
    • z1a
    • By z1a 6th Jan 18, 5:36 PM
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    First post from a newbie. This may be a wind up but I will bite

    Driving like this is probably why you needed a new clutch.
    Originally posted by missile
    YOU will bite, maybe the clutch won't.
    • missile
    • By missile 6th Jan 18, 10:38 PM
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    YOU will bite, maybe the clutch won't.
    Originally posted by z1a
    LOL
    "A nation's greatness is measured by how it treats its weakest members." ~ Mahatma Gandhi
    Ride hard or stay home
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