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Hi Guys, I ve got a is200, 53 plate, now and again i get burnt clutch smell when i do clutch control, eg. when reversing up a hill or driving fast involving guick gear change up and when changing down slowly(ie engine braking), do u guys think theres something wrong with the clutch :question:

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Hi and Welcome to LOC :)

If the clutch is not slipping well your driving up a hill or well your accelerating then id not worry to much about it.

Chips..

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Hi and Welcome to LOC :)

If the clutch is not slipping well your driving up a hill or well your accelerating then id not worry to much about it.

Chips..

Thanks for replying, chips, the clutch isnt slipping, so i think ur right not to worry...

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Hi Guys, I ve got a is200, 53 plate, now and again i get burnt clutch smell when i do clutch control, eg. when reversing up a hill or driving fast involving guick gear change up and when changing down slowly(ie engine braking), do u guys think theres something wrong with the clutch :question:

....i think i might have had something similar- what does burnt clutch smell like?

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Hi,

It sort of smells like when the brakes are cooked when youve over heated them from alot of hard braking.

Thats what i was thinking from the first post of this thread.

Chips..

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Yeah,

I smelled something like that but also a bit sulpher-like- quite strong, but it was only when i let a mate drive it the other day, and because hes used to automatics he seemed to be 'riding' the clutch alot more especially when shifting.

- Ive noticed it less and less since... but wasnt sure if it was the clutch or the cat!?

Hope it doesnt come back! :unsure:

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On my IS the clutch always smelled pretty soon e.g. when maneuvering on a sloped driveway. Doesn't mean it's knackered, after over 200000km it still isn't worn out. I'm just careful to stop as soon as possible when I smell anything, don't want to burn it up.

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