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    Default When is a lot of torque, too much torque...?

    ...when the clutch starts slipping in gear I'd say...

    Since the remap, the power from the car has been simply stunning and seems to be getting better as times goes by. Problem is, that she's started slipping the clutch in second under full chat. Seems to be more when the car is heavy and going up hill or incline, but something's definitely slipping. Still accelerates really fast and squirms about, which kinda makes me think that it might be a wheel...actually now I think about it I'm not sure...

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    whats your tyre tread like ? you can shread tyres with decent torque figures.

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    Tread is ok, a little less since the track day bit still decent. Not the best tyres though I'd say...

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    A remap or tuning box will soon show up a worn clutch, as I found out with my dti

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    DMF is fitted with its own friction clutch. If your clutch feels fine and you have 'slippage', then it's the DMF. It feels like the clutch is slipping, but it isn't. Your DMF is already on borrowed time.

    The DMF is there to help protect your gearbox.

    Read this. Specifically: "This feature is designed to alleviate any damage to the transmission when torque loads exceed the vehicle rating of the transmission. The friction ring is the weak spot in the system and can wear out if excessive engine torque loads are applied through it."

    http://www.cdxetextbook.com/trans/cl...flywheels.html
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    Quote Originally Posted by diesel dog View Post
    DMF is fitted with its own friction clutch. If your clutch feels fine and you have 'slippage', then it's the DMF. It feels like the clutch is slipping, but it isn't. Your DMF is already on borrowed time.

    The DMF is there to help protect your gearbox.

    Hmm I see what you're saying, no rattles though...previous owner had the DMF changed as well. I guess I'll have to be gentle for the moment, at least in 1st and 2nd.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Telly Addict View Post
    Hmm I see what you're saying, no rattles though...previous owner had the DMF changed as well. I guess I'll have to be gentle for the moment, at least in 1st and 2nd.
    The "rattles" come later.

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    Since my remap, I haven't been gentle at all and I had the rattle before the remap. Bits are covered under warranty though.

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    Not trying to hijack this thread but....

    I had a juddering noise under heavy acceleration when I first put my box on. I was assuming that this was the DMF working but just recently the clutch has started to slip. It only does this on hills just now tbh so am I right to assume my dmf is ok and it's just a clutch its needing. The car has done 94k

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    Quote Originally Posted by george1987 View Post
    Bits are covered under warranty though.
    I wouldn't be too sure about that, not from what I've read in the 'Engine & Transmission' section anyway!

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