Top Reasons Why a Clutch Burns - Page 2 - Honda-Tech


Top Reasons Why a Clutch Burns

Reply
 
 
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 02-19-2012, 02:29 PM   #26
Honda-Tech Member
Thread Starter
 
DC5KING's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: City Of Archangels, SoCal, usa
Posts: 67
Default Re: Top Reasons Why a Clutch Burns

Quote:
Originally Posted by SpeedwaySlick View Post
+1. And also use that beater for driving to Dodger games, in traffic, uphill, instead of the DC5, you know. Basicly use that beater to practice driving a manual, instead of driving the DC5 (you know, the DC5 that you would normally use to drive to MLB Dodger games).

And once you learn how to drive, then get a good aftermarket clutch for your car. Was it a DC2 that you own, or was it a DC5? I can't remember. Anyway, then you can use it to drive to the Angels games. Or was it Dodgers games? I can't remember. Anyway, you get the picture.
yeah, that is why i hate to be vol and told to drive my car... you cant only fit 2 in my old truck

but its 4 people including me...

in my heart i knew this was a bad thing, but in the heat of the moment, and douchebags too lazy to drive... i give up my ride... i told everyone too... i said, you guys smell that, its my clutch m you biznitches

no one cares...

but for now on... im staying at the bar or taking a taxi haha

but the great thing is, the engine noise and the vtec noise and engagement is still top class notch

its sounds so much better now

for the past several years, i was thinking about trading it in for an S2000

but now that is feels brand new, i am thinking about scooping up some rims

i need new tires too
DC5KING is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-20-2012, 06:47 AM   #27
Honda-Tech Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2001
Location: CT
Posts: 6,883
Default Re: Top Reasons Why a Clutch Burns

i am confused. how are you 'burning' the clutch above 5000 rpm? a clutch does nothing after it is engaged. it can only slip if the clutch or pp is defective, or if you are making more torque than the clutch is designed for.

why are you riding the clutch? in under 10 minutes in the car you should be able to figure out engagement point is.

are you rev matching downshifts? your clutch and your transmission will thank you.

i suggest you take a ride with someone that is good at correctly driving a manual.
kyden is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-20-2012, 04:26 PM   #28
Honda-Tech Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Posts: 113
Default Re: Top Reasons Why a Clutch Burns

ok enough with the "stadium" and the emoticons
not sure what the point of this thread is if you pretty much answered your own question.
you said you ride the clutch going up hill and above 5k rpm

i'd take others advice and have someone show you how to drive
b_ron is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-20-2012, 04:35 PM   #29
Honda-Tech Member
 
pistol_p's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: minneapolis, mn, usa
Posts: 5
Default Re: Top Reasons Why a Clutch Burns

agreed
pistol_p is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-20-2012, 08:26 PM   #30
Honda-Tech Member
Thread Starter
 
DC5KING's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: City Of Archangels, SoCal, usa
Posts: 67
Default Re: Top Reasons Why a Clutch Burns

CORRECTION:

36K miles not 26K haha...

i just barely noticed today, i had no idea why i had the number 26 stuck in my head
DC5KING is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-20-2012, 08:30 PM   #31
Honda-Tech Member
Thread Starter
 
DC5KING's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: City Of Archangels, SoCal, usa
Posts: 67
Default Re: Top Reasons Why a Clutch Burns

Quote:
Originally Posted by b_ron View Post
ok enough with the "stadium" and the emoticons
not sure what the point of this thread is if you pretty much answered your own question.
you said you ride the clutch going up hill and above 5k rpm

i'd take others advice and have someone show you how to drive
the point of this thread is to solve my own question, since i am the one who drives, i am the only one who can solve it correct?

and yes, it would be nice to see someone drive in a steep uphill climb in stop and go traffic for about 15 minutes...

anyone here, drove to Dodgers Stadium with a manual transmission, with 3 other occupants all averaging 200 pounds each per passenger?

i guess i learn the hard way, haha, never more!
DC5KING is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-20-2012, 08:31 PM   #32
Honda-Tech Member
Thread Starter
 
DC5KING's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: City Of Archangels, SoCal, usa
Posts: 67
Default Re: Top Reasons Why a Clutch Burns

Quote:
Originally Posted by pistol_p View Post
agreed
this guy with 5 posts, be trollin i see...

car forums...

i left this forum for a reason...

haha
DC5KING is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-21-2012, 06:14 AM   #33
Honda-Tech Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2001
Location: CT
Posts: 6,883
Default Re: Top Reasons Why a Clutch Burns

you're ignoring everything that is being said. you're at the point of being a troll.
kyden is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-21-2012, 04:20 PM   #34
Honda-Tech Member
Thread Starter
 
DC5KING's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: City Of Archangels, SoCal, usa
Posts: 67
Default Re: Top Reasons Why a Clutch Burns

Quote:
Originally Posted by kyden View Post
you're ignoring everything that is being said. you're at the point of being a troll.
i havent disagreed with anyone, haha

you just assuming, of course i am listening...

and yes that dude was trolling

he has 5 posts and 3 of them are in my thread

with just

"agreed"

hahah cmon, no wonder i left this forum, its so dead now too...

peace out
DC5KING is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-22-2012, 04:23 AM   #35
Honda-Tech Member
 
chawski's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Louisville
Posts: 552
Default Re: Top Reasons Why a Clutch Burns

proper downshifting should have little to no wear on the clutch. I downshift all the time and just changed out the stock clutch at 135k miles, probably better than half of that being city driving or stop and go traffic (damn you I-95 between philly and DC!!!)
chawski is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-22-2012, 05:04 AM   #36
Honda-Tech Member
 
axis11's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Posts: 438
Default Re: Top Reasons Why a Clutch Burns

As I have been reading all the posts, I've concluded the main reason for burning the clutch. Riding the clutch at 5k rpms uphill with a heavy cargo and a high gear. Just a little slip on the disc and it will continue to slip more and more considering the conditions mentioned. Its like accelerating from stop using 3rd gear or higher at 5k rpm with pigs on the backseat.

Downshifting wont cause a lot of damage as long as you keep your foot off the pedal after shifting. Shifting to higher gears would be best for the clutch if engine rpm will be same or very close to engine rpm after clutch engagement. Your passengers wont notice you shifted gears.

On daily driving, 1200 rpm and below at start up and as soon as the clutch gets full engagement, you can hit the gas as much as you want. You will burn your tires but not the clutch.

If you cant remove the habit of riding on the clutch, install additional springs on the clutch pedal to minimize clutch slip. This will also make your left foot more muscular. lol
axis11 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-22-2012, 10:32 AM   #37
Honda-Tech Member
Thread Starter
 
DC5KING's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: City Of Archangels, SoCal, usa
Posts: 67
Default Re: Top Reasons Why a Clutch Burns

Quote:
Originally Posted by axis11 View Post
As I have been reading all the posts, I've concluded the main reason for burning the clutch. Riding the clutch at 5k rpms uphill with a heavy cargo and a high gear. Just a little slip on the disc and it will continue to slip more and more considering the conditions mentioned. Its like accelerating from stop using 3rd gear or higher at 5k rpm with pigs on the backseat.

Downshifting wont cause a lot of damage as long as you keep your foot off the pedal after shifting. Shifting to higher gears would be best for the clutch if engine rpm will be same or very close to engine rpm after clutch engagement. Your passengers wont notice you shifted gears.

On daily driving, 1200 rpm and below at start up and as soon as the clutch gets full engagement, you can hit the gas as much as you want. You will burn your tires but not the clutch.

If you cant remove the habit of riding on the clutch, install additional springs on the clutch pedal to minimize clutch slip. This will also make your left foot more muscular. lol
finally someone with advice, for my uphill driving, makes total sense, i knew i shouldnt have engage at 1st gear going up

thank you sir
DC5KING is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-22-2012, 02:05 PM   #38
El Presidente
 
DaveSi677's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: Toronto, Canada but from Montreal
Posts: 8,071
Default Re: Top Reasons Why a Clutch Burns

Downshifting won't really hurt the clutch unless you aren't rev matching each downshift... I would be more worried how your synchros are doing!

Wait till one of does fails you will cry at the cost of replacement...

Honestly I don't see why you have to be so rough with it... I pound the **** out of my FA5 but not to the point that the clutch is being over used.
DaveSi677 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-22-2012, 08:58 PM   #39
Honda-Tech Member
Thread Starter
 
DC5KING's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: City Of Archangels, SoCal, usa
Posts: 67
Default Re: Top Reasons Why a Clutch Burns

Quote:
Originally Posted by DaveSi677 View Post
Downshifting won't really hurt the clutch unless you aren't rev matching each downshift... I would be more worried how your synchros are doing!

Wait till one of does fails you will cry at the cost of replacement...

Honestly I don't see why you have to be so rough with it... I pound the **** out of my FA5 but not to the point that the clutch is being over used.
yeah its not due to my downshifting

its my over revving going uphill...

synchos, everything runs like brand new

no doubt it was sever clutch burn over weekly abuse over 3 years...

never more
DC5KING is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-22-2012, 10:17 PM   #40
Honda-Tech Member
 
axis11's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Posts: 438
Default Re: Top Reasons Why a Clutch Burns

Quote:
Originally Posted by DC5KING View Post
yeah its not due to my downshifting

its my over revving going uphill...


no doubt it was sever clutch burn over weekly abuse over 3 years...

never more
Its actually your clutch riding habit that makes the clutch burn. Revving or no revving, as long as the clutch is fully engaged, it wont slip. Cut that left foot off!
axis11 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-23-2012, 04:42 PM   #41
Honda-Tech Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Posts: 113
Default Re: Top Reasons Why a Clutch Burns

Quote:
Originally Posted by axis11 View Post
Cut that left foot off!
....and buy an automatic

problem solved
b_ron is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-27-2016, 05:20 AM   #42
Trial User
 
Join Date: Sep 2016
Posts: 1
Default Re: Top Reasons Why a Clutch Burns

Quote:
Originally Posted by DC5KING View Post
i dont do this, man whoever does this, is weird, there is a foot rest for a reason

thanks spaz, i notice you drop knowledge all over here, you are a legit forumer
Guy obviously does this. ^^^ LOL
DrTrollface is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-22-2017, 08:31 AM   #43
Honda-Tech Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2017
Posts: 2
Default Re: Top Reasons Why a Clutch Burns

Agreed !
K20typesJRSC is offline   Reply With Quote
 
 
Reply

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Have to push hard to the left to shift into first and second gears xjken Honda Civic / Del Sol (1992 - 2000) 1 10-31-2016 07:43 PM
Shifting a Civic T_ypEr Honda Civic / Del Sol (1992 - 2000) 15 12-07-2011 10:11 PM
Does putting an automatic vehicle in neutral ruin the transmission? Noob Saibot Tech / Misc 4 02-24-2010 04:40 PM
"high mileage" oil: physical property ???s Uncle Ben's General Discussion and Debate 11 07-24-2008 10:31 PM
Good Way to Quit Smoking? kyrie_eleison General Discussion and Debate 30 10-30-2006 11:05 AM


Tags
2012, aftermarket, burned, burning, burns, civic, clutch, drive, honda, learning, reasons, replaced, shifts, si, top

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -8. The time now is 12:53 PM.


 
  • Ask a Question
    Get answers from community experts
What's your question?
Send