08 v6 drivetrain woes

Discussion in '2005 - 2014 Specific V6 Tech' started by RR778, Feb 1, 2012.


  1. RR778

    RR778 New Member

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    My buddy has a manual 08 v6 with the pony package.

    When in a higher gear at low rpm and at speed, if you accelerate or add throttle position it feels like something is spinning and the rear end unloads

    Example:
    At 55 mph and 2k rpm or so in 6th if you add throttle it feel like something is slipping seriously

    However a 0-60 sprint or anything over 3.5k feels pretty strong

    Clutch? But I'd think a clutch would melt at higher rpm
    I thought maybe the rear was spinning cuz it was winter, but I'm not so sure here
    Throw out or pilot bearing?
     
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    50 k and no track days on the car, an no posi-trac
     
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    sounds like clutch to me...
     
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    Yah? Is 50 k about right for a clutch?

    I wonder if that covered under the extended warranty
     
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    cluth wont be covered by warranty
     
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    Yep
     
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    The higher the gear and the lower the rpm the less the clutch presses against the flywheel.
     
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    Bullitt347 man bewbs please...

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    Not true. The load or clamping force on the clutch disc is the same no matter the rpm or gear. In a lower gear and at a higher rpm the engine has an easier time in accelerating the vehicle, but the clamping forces of the clutch are the same.
     
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