does anyone know anything about clutches? clutch judder - gone!
I've had my mini for a good 10 month now and I have had a clutch judder whilst setting off in first gear and also when changing to second gear.
Read a few articles yesterday about clutches and I thought I would try something.
So went to an empty carpark, put the car in 5th gear, revved to about 3k revs and slowly lifted the clutch pedal. Did this for about 5 seconds before repeating. Eventually the car just started moving.
Got out of the car and there was a little bit of burning smell, but more like gearbox oil than clutch smell.
Since then the car drives like new. setting off in first gear, no judder at all. Changing gear, no judder.
Does anyone know what might have caused this? I don't advise doing this method as you could burn your clutch out but its been doing my head in and was last ditch attempt before taking it in to get a new clutch.