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post #1 of (permalink) Old 05-15-2001, 10:19 PM Thread Starter
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Oil on Clutch

Okay, I'm thinking I might have some oil on my clutch. It was slipping pretty bad the other day and all linkage is in order and the clutch isn't even a year old yet.

I'm going to take off the inspection cover tommorrow, but how can that help since I will only see the backside of the flywheel.

I really really do not want to replace the clutch again. Will I hurt anything by driving it still? Can I just smoke the clutch and burn off the oil?

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Re: Oil on Clutch

My understanding is that once the disc is covered with oil it's pretty well shot. I don't know of any way to really clean it off once it has soaked in. Maybe someone here has a great idea how to save it.

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Re: Oil on Clutch

If it has a little on it, you can save it by removing it, hosing it down with brake cleaner, and roughing it up to take the first layer of oil off it. If it has sat for any length of time or is completely toasted, you need to buy another, no saving it.

Sorry, no quick fixes on this one, "smoking" the clutch will only glaze the clutch and flywheel so they'll slip anyway, and it may drive the oil into more of the clutch, so it'll ruin it faster.

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Re: Oil on Clutch

oil on the clutch usually means rear main seal. cleaning off the disc is just a temporary fix

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