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Old 03-16-2009, 09:58 PM   #1  
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So I took my car to the car wash.... The guy there taking my car got in my car and started revving my engine for fun... I was not pleased... Well, he drove my car about 15 feet and I believe he was very inexperienced with the clutch or he was just riding it so it wouldn't jerk.... I didn't notice anything else from there...

When the car was coming out of the car wash some guy gets in it and revs it again, but rides the clutch VERY hard for about 25-35 feet. I watched this from inside.... I came outside and the first thing I smelled was a horrible aroma of a burnt clutch... It was coming from my car... I didn't say anything because I didn't think it was burned that badly....

I am still smelling the aroma in my car through the front vents (when on) and it's been at least 8 hours later...

I would of mentioned it to the owner, but I was in a hurry to get to an appointment. I was thinking about going back tomorrow and letting the owner know... I doubt I'll get anything out of it, but a "Oh... sorry".

Is my clutch going? It's about 1 year old.

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Old 03-16-2009, 11:42 PM   #2  
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Excuse me for saying this, but.......WHY IN THE F*CK WOULD YOU NOT SAY ANYTHING?! The douche bag is sitting there revving your car and you do/say nothing? The other guy does the same thing and you do/say NOTHING again?! I would have raised h*ll man, with the guy(s) in my car and with the owner of the car wash.

On a better note. Your clutch should be fine, even though they just scrubbed some life off of it.
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Old 03-17-2009, 01:06 AM   #3  
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When I handed off my car to one of the drivers I was walking away (I was already behind the building and out of sight of my car). That's when I heard my engine rev twice really high.

The 2nd guy is the one I believed to of burned my clutch the most... I was indoors watching him drive it off the car wash track.. It's not like it looked unusual, but he didn't seem to slip the clutch fluently. He also had to rev the engine high to engage it... I knew he was having trouble.

I didn't raise hell with him because most of them don't speak any english... and I wasn't going to get anywhere with it. Plus I was going to be late for a doctor I was on my way to...

Like I said... I was thinking about going back a few hours later and talking to the owner, but I have heard he's a huge ****... What honestly is anyone going to do for me? I never had any proof.

I was just surprised I could still smell my clutch hours later.. I burned my clutch a few times in the beginning when I was still learning the car, but it never lasted that long..


Thanks for your input.

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Old 03-17-2009, 09:21 AM   #4  
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well i would never take my car there again, personally i will never let anyone else clean my car, change my oil, or anything else
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Old 03-17-2009, 04:59 PM   #5  
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I don't know if it's just me, but it feels like 3rd and 4th are hard to get into... I fully depress the clutch and it takes a little extra force on the shifter itself to put it into those gears... Maybe it's my imagination.... I'll get it looked at.

I recall shifting was very smooth... Slid right into each gear with a smooth feeling and hardly any resistance.
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Old 03-17-2009, 06:47 PM   #6  
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I don't know if it's just me, but it feels like 3rd and 4th are hard to get into... I fully depress the clutch and it takes a little extra force on the shifter itself to put it into those gears... Maybe it's my imagination.... I'll get it looked at.

I recall shifting was very smooth... Slid right into each gear with a smooth feeling and hardly any resistance.
I would try to just drive and not pay attention, I doubt much damage was done especially to cause it going into gear to be hard. It was driven a short distance, but if something is wrong then yeah find out what.


I have to say though yes to what's above nothing but extra wear to the clutch.

Next I have to agree that you have to do everything yourself, don't trust anyone in the times we are in now cause no one cares. I worked at a place like that 12 years ago when I was younger and co workers taught others how to drive manuals in customers cars....not good!
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Old 03-17-2009, 06:49 PM   #7  
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I will take your advice.


Oh, by the way. I think the smell I was smelling could of been from the oil I dribbled on the engine from when I added a quart. I'm not 100% if that was the same day though I added the oil.

Thank you!

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Really though not many on here let others touch there cars, just something to consider in the future
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Old 03-17-2009, 06:55 PM   #9  
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I completely understand that and I would do the same. I just haven't had a car wash in 6 months so I figured I'd get most dirt off by going to one and then finish up at home.

Lesson learned.
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6 months??? why?
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