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Offline NiK

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Re: Clutch life
« Reply #30 on: September 09, 2019, 04:50:16 PM »
*Originally Posted by texmix [+]
Like Captian says, not the life of the clutch plates is an issue but leaking seal ( 2013 explorer ) and the current 2017 leaking slave cylinder. I'm not the only one as 2 of my friend with their 2018 model also had the slave cylinder replaced. So I would say there is an issue with the slave cylinder. Yes got it replaced under warranty but loosing your clutch in a downhill tight cornering road doesn't feel very comfortable to say the least. Gone was all the oil in a matter of seconds and no way of controlling anymore. Not fun!
And that's exactly when the excellent shifter saves your day ;-)

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Re: Clutch life
« Reply #31 on: September 09, 2019, 05:46:29 PM »
*Originally Posted by NiK [+]
And that's exactly when the excellent shifter saves your day ;-)
Can you go to neutral with the shifter?
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Re: Clutch life
« Reply #32 on: September 10, 2019, 03:31:28 PM »
Well, now I have to try it ;-)

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Re: Clutch life
« Reply #33 on: September 12, 2019, 09:00:30 AM »
Tried it last night and it works.
Actually, if you lightly "caress" the selector when in 2nd, it gently goes down to neutral without any action from the shifter (which requires firm action to trigger).
Obviously you need to be running very slowly.

So in the unfortunate event when you lose your clutch, just slowly go down to 2nd using the shifter (which doesn't use the clutch), then apply the procedure above.

How I love when new gizmos actually improve the whole experience!

 


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