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    A friend of my mother inlaws has a Vec Vxr and thinks the clutch is on its way out. Its not slipping at all but the biting point seems to be all over the place. There are no rattles from the DMF so I take that is still sound, but i'm wondering can he just replace the clutch or is it adviseable to do the DMF as well? I know if its the other way round and the DMF is gone people say to do the clutch while your there but obviously if his isn't making any noise then money wise he wouldn't want to change it. Also if any body has any input on the matter of the biting point situation please feel free to offer some advice.

    Cheers H

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    Could be a problem with the fluid or cylinder.

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    Explain more Jezzy?

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    The clutch is hydraulically operated (i.e. no clutch cable), so when you press the clutch pedal the master cylinder operates the slave cylinder. Since your acquaintance isn't experiencing clutch slip, the cause may not be a worn clutch - it could be that the slave cylinder is playing up and thus causing the erratic biting point.


    Maybe I should pop round for an extended test drive to diagnose the fault...

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    sounds more like the slave cylinder

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    agreed sounds like a slave cylinder

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    Your more than welcome to Jezzy. He only lives in Harlow and i'm sure he wouldn't mind you ragging his VXR about in the name of "fault finding" lol. I asked him to check to see if the brake/clutch fluid had been changed in the cars life and he reckons there is nothing in the service history to say it has! Its a 56 plate late 2006 model so do you think it would be worth changing the fluid first and see if that makes any difference?

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    Quote Originally Posted by PORKBALLS29 View Post
    ...Its a 56 plate late 2006 model so do you think it would be worth changing the fluid first and see if that makes any difference?
    It's cheap to do, so can't hurt. It could be caused by something simple like bubbly fluid.

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    I've just spoke to him and said the fluid is a browny colour with sludgy stuff floating. Doesn't sound good to me lol.

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    You sure he's not looking in the toilet?

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