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post #21 of 25 (permalink) Old 07-26-2019, 10:01 PM
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I am already in gear and driving and it just revs. My foot is not touching the clutch. I've been driving a manual for 20+ years, never destroyed a clutch. RS Motorsports serviced it not too long ago and all was good. So, no idea what's going on.
What does the pedal feel like when you depress it ?
Does it feel like it is depressing the pressure plate ?
Is there any free play at the top, before it engages the pressure plate ?
Does the pedal go to the floor and stay there ?
If so, can you pump it up ?
These are all necessary questions to diagnose whether it's the master cylinder, or the pressure plate and disc causing the slippage.
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@AdamsWorld Yeah the burning smell is something that I never experienced. A burnt clutch is a acrid smell that is immediately recognizable. Granted the MC is a plastic POS but I don't believe you you could smell it, the problem typically is with the internal seals. Then again never say never right? There have been times when I have smelled something that has worried me only to find that it was coming from another vehicle just making it into the cabin a minute later. Anyways, good luck and report back what you find so it can help others. Have a great weekend!

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You might look at wilwood master cylinder as a replacement. it is better design is my understanding

https://www.gregsraceparts.com/produ...e-kit-11-evora
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You might look at wilwood master cylinder as a replacement. it is better design is my understanding

https://www.gregsraceparts.com/produ...e-kit-11-evora
It's going in to the shop to diagnose and repair in a couple of weeks. I will ask him what we can do to replace the inferior items in the 2012 Evora to one's which are more reliable. After all, the engine will most likely already be out of the Evora if it is indeed a clutch failure. He believes it might be that. However, I really hope it isn't. Didn't want to drop so much for a clutch repair. I guess I may have no choice.
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