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    Re: Here's a good one: boost weirdness in the Evo

    Quote Originally Posted by damen
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    Re: Here's a good one: boost weirdness in the Evo

    Quote Originally Posted by damen
    wow
    ok, so the dealership says it is the clutch
    that the clutch is slipping into neutral, and that is causing the problem
    and of course, that isnt covered by the warranty

    not sure what our plan is
    Jeezy peasy!

    The clutch goes south and the car has less than 10k on it and is less than two years old? How can that not be warranty work?

    I'd have to go back and look it up, but didn't Mitsu offer a standard three year, 36,000 mile comprehensive warranty in 2006?

    If they don't fix this for free, it's egregious.

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    they've already said they wont cover it - mitsu is apparently adamant about not covering clutches, as they know they wear out so quick. We're waiting to see if the Extended warranty might cover it - but I doubt it
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    Re: Here's a good one: boost weirdness in the Evo

    Quote Originally Posted by damen
    they've already said they wont cover it - mitsu is apparently adamant about not covering clutches, as they know they wear out so quick. We're waiting to see if the Extended warranty might cover it - but I doubt it
    If they did that to me I would never buy another vehicle from them again. Unfortunatery, Mitsu has a "rep" for this... and it's why I made the statements I made before... I hope this turns out in your favor.

    Man, I'd be pissed.

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    Re: Here's a good one: boost weirdness in the Evo

    "mitsu is apparently adamant about not covering clutches, as they know they wear out so quick."

    PS: Unless your wife is a terrible driver I can think of no reasonable explanation for a clutch frying in under 8,000 miles from new. (Unless those 7,500 miles were racked up a quarter-mile at a time... . If not, the car is either defective or the clutch inadequate -which is basically the same thing..)

    That is just beyond shitty.

    Even run hard, you ought to get to 50k on the OEM clutch... .

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    yeah, well, she learned to drive stick on this car so those 7500 miles were 7500 HARD miles lol
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    Re: Here's a good one: boost weirdness in the Evo

    Where does she rest her left foot?

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    Re: Here's a good one: boost weirdness in the Evo

    Slipping into neutral is a bit different from worn clutch, too..

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    Re: Here's a good one: boost weirdness in the Evo

    Quote Originally Posted by damen
    yeah, well, she learned to drive stick on this car so those 7500 miles were 7500 HARD miles lol
    Well, that was a mistake....

    Would have been better to get her an old Civic or some such to abuse... learning to drive on an EVO (and a brand-new EVO) is not the course I'd have pursued!

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    it was the car she wanted
    she was either gonna get the evo or a sky redline
    she went with the evo

    her money, her choice
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    Re: Here's a good one: boost weirdness in the Evo

    "her money, her choice "

    ..well , you guys are married - so it's "your" (yours and hers together) money!

    Besides: The clutch uptake, etc. on a car like the EVO- a high-performance car - is not ideal for learning. I hope she doesn't decide to learn to ride a motorcycle by starting out on a CBR900 or 'Busa!

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    Re: Here's a good one: boost weirdness in the Evo

    lol actually she DID want us to get a hayabusa for our first bike lol
    I definitely said no on that one, but simply for safety reasons

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    Re: Here's a good one: boost weirdness in the Evo

    Good point that Evo clutch is really a racing clutch.

    Not a good one to learn on.

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    Re: Here's a good one: boost weirdness in the Evo

    just wanted to follow up
    the Evo is currently at ISP Racing in Beltsville Maryland. They beat everyone else's price by several hundred dollars, as well as being very highly reccomended.
    It is getting an ACT Heavy Duty clutch (single disc), and we should be picking it up today (just in time!)
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    Re: Here's a good one: boost weirdness in the Evo

    Quote Originally Posted by damen
    just wanted to follow up
    the Evo is currently at ISP Racing in Beltsville Maryland. They beat everyone else's price by several hundred dollars, as well as being very highly reccomended.
    It is getting an ACT Heavy Duty clutch (single disc), and we should be picking it up today (just in time!)
    Excellent!

    Hopefully, this one will last a little longer :

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    Re: Here's a good one: boost weirdness in the Evo

    that would be why we got the 'heavy duty' one lol
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    Re: Here's a good one: boost weirdness in the Evo

    Quote Originally Posted by damen
    that would be why we got the 'heavy duty' one lol
    Yep - but the one downside is the HD clutch may be more "grabby" - which might not be good for an inexperienced "shoe" like your wife!

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    Re: Here's a good one: boost weirdness in the Evo

    eh, she wants to build it out to 500+whp, so she's gotta learn sometime
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    Quote Originally Posted by Eric
    "her money, her choice "

    ..well , you guys are married - so it's "your" (yours and hers together) money!
    I've been trying to tell them this for a while now.. I've been married for 5 years and would never imagine telling my wife that I was going to use MY money for something, and that she would have to use HER money for something. Unless I made it outside of my normal working hours, mine is hers, and hers is mine.. that's how it has always worked for us.
    I live in a van... DOWN BY THE RIVER

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    Re: Here's a good one: boost weirdness in the Evo

    Quote Originally Posted by damen
    eh, she wants to build it out to 500+whp, so she's gotta learn sometime
    Well, there's that!

    I've been lucky; my wife knew how to drive stick before we got married - and so far, she hasn't killed anything (though she did scuff a Lexus press car... another story!)

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