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Old 05-15-2009, 11:37 AM   #1
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So i ran my mbx6 today for the first time ( i got it used and has the m2c 4 shoe clutch on it)

I noticed the clutch bell was turning blue where it was getting really hot from slipping? Right?

My engine was staying pretty hot and was too fat for the temp it was at...would this just be from the clutch slipping so much and heating up the engine?

No air leaks or anything i just figured it was the clutch slipping to cause the increase in temp...can anyone confirm this?
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Old 05-15-2009, 11:48 AM   #2
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try using a stronger spring/s as it sounds like the clutch is engaging at low rpms and rubbing the bell.
also check the bearings to make sure theres no play where it could be causing the shoes to rub when when they shouldn't
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These things can cause the engine to hotter than normal correct? Thanks!
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yes a slipping clutch can run the engine hotter.
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Sounds like you either need to debur or replace clutch shoes.
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if your running an m2c 4shoe ...the chances of it slipping are pretty slim...unless you have it totally mismatched in there ...i had that problem a while back last year and it ended up being my clutch bell was a touch to close to my ctr diff mount and it was rubbing the side of the bell .....
for m2c clutches run regular hard shoes and 1.0 springs on truggy ....run soft light shoes and .95-1.0 springs ....it is possible they are worn but i mean i can get 2 gallons out of a pair of regular hards on my x2 crt ...m2c's are the best clutches out there .....
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