i just bought an 02 wrx and it had a stage 2 clutch, not sure how long ago it was installed but i was curious if there are warning signs and ways i can prevent further dmg from a dead clutch.
I know my way around bugeyes well yes. I wouldn't do a six speed swap for you, but can help if you're doing things like swaybars or a downpipe, or just want a general once-over of the car.i live in milwaukie just south east of portland. yeah i know sherwood. Are you FAIRLY knowledgeable with the wrx?
Thats pretty much what he said, but i had a funny experience with installing coil overs. I some how pulled out a my back right axle and it engaged a clutch in the def. you can check if that your self but lifting your subie off all fours and make sure all wheels spin when u spin one. good luck.If your clutch is slipping. Basically, your RPMs shoot up but you're not really moving.
To prevent it, rev match properly during shifting and don't launch your car hard.
This just sounds like a way to ensure that you WILL need a new clutch if you don't already...Try this....drive down the road at 25-30mph in 3rd gear. Shift into top gear and floor it and watch your tachometer. Watch where your tach needle ends up after the shift and if the needle drops slightly lower after top gear has engaged(or attempts to engage) you need a new clutch. In other words, if you shift out of 3rd and your needle drops to 1400 rpm when the clutch pedal has been dumped and then drops to 1300 or so after you've floored it, call the doctor-its a goner.
An untreated slipping clutch can lead to flywheel damage. Warping the flywheel is common from the excessive heat from friction on the clutch slipping.