View Full Version : my clutch smells

06-24-2008, 12:05 PM
I took my car to a track event where I was learning to drift, well apparently I did something to make the clutch start to smoke, snd smell, and it has been 3 days since the event but I still smell clutch especially when I feather it, and the petal kinda feels a little different, I am not sure I have a problem yet but is the smell thing an issue? Secondly I notice that the clutch may not disengage some times, its really random though, some times 1st to 2nd, sometimes 2nd to 3rd, and sometimes 3rd to 4th, I would push the clutch down to its normal disengaged position and shift and hear bzz grind, and find the gear shifter in neutral

((sr)) kelly
06-24-2008, 12:07 PM
you burnt it up.....

06-24-2008, 01:06 PM
Sounds like its time for a new clutch.

06-24-2008, 01:08 PM
it's gone. rip.

now buy a good clutch that can take abuse.

i recommend exedy :)

06-25-2008, 02:54 AM
it was an exedy stage 1, installed last october, i have an act 14lb flywheel, i work at a nissan dealership, and i think i might get an act clutch to match the flywheel this time, which act is recommended for a daily driver with around 300hp (300hp if i am lucky) that burnt smell, is not going to go away...

will i be able to resurface this flywheel?

06-25-2008, 03:39 AM
yes u can probably resurface it..... might as well replace the whole deal because of your method of clutch kicking....

06-25-2008, 08:02 PM
exedy stage 2 rated for 350hp

07-03-2008, 01:28 AM
wow that thing was burnt up... i replaced it today witha stage two, and the stage one was, lets say there was not much clutch surface left, but a lot of kevlar string all stuck in the pressure plate...

why is the petal soo much lighter with the stage 2 than it was with the stage 1?

07-03-2008, 03:04 AM
why is the petal soo much lighter with the stage 2 than it was with the stage 1?

Possibly because your stage 1 was old and worn and felt like crap. My ACT HDSS appeared lighter than my stock because of that. Or because they are different companies.