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Old 07-08-2019, 06:30 PM
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I've put 3000+ carefree and exhilarating miles on my 2017 ZO7 M7 since I bought it new.This past weekend my 27 yo son came up for a visit and we went for a ride. He has had some previous experience driving manual cars so I pulled over and let him give it a go in an empty parking lot near my home. He jerkingly stalled the car three times before we both decided it best to get me back behind the wheel. Afterwards when I was driving the car, I noticed that the I wasn't feeling the astounding "grip" that I usually felt when accelerating out of 1st gear-it felt more like a hesitancy coming up thru the RPMs to the 2nd gear shift point. Is it possible that the clutch plate was glazed/damaged in his 3 attempts? Are ZO6 clutches that fragile? Any insight is welcomed.
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Old 07-09-2019, 09:26 AM
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I've put 3000+ carefree and exhilarating miles on my 2017 ZO7 M7 since I bought it new.This past weekend my 27 yo son came up for a visit and we went for a ride. He has had some previous experience driving manual cars so I pulled over and let him give it a go in an empty parking lot near my home. He jerkingly stalled the car three times before we both decided it best to get me back behind the wheel. Afterwards when I was driving the car, I noticed that the I wasn't feeling the astounding "grip" that I usually felt when accelerating out of 1st gear-it felt more like a hesitancy coming up thru the RPMs to the 2nd gear shift point. Is it possible that the clutch plate was glazed/damaged in his 3 attempts? Are ZO6 clutches that fragile? Any insight is welcomed.
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Old 07-09-2019, 11:00 AM
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You would not feel any hesitancy, you would see the revs clime while speed did not. Did he rev it high and ease the clutch to slowly? It doesn't sound like he did to me. Did you smell burning clutch....any smoke?? The best test is put the car in seventh gear while driving as slow as you can in that gear, then floor it. If the revs jump up way faster than the speed, you are slipping the clutch.
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RM, He didnít rev the car high at all - he just just nudged the RPMs and then slowly let out the clutch. I didnít smell any burning and no smoke either. Iíll check out the 7th gear test ASAP. Thank you for the help!
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Old 07-09-2019, 02:38 PM
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I think you will find that everything is just fine. Let your son off the hook. He must be very worried that he messed up dads car.
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I seriously doubt he did any damage. Sounds like that Texas heat pulling some timing out of your motor.
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