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Old August 11th, 2013, 15:10   #50
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Location: Nashua, NH, USA
Fuel Economy: Who cares? It's a DIESEL! Great fuel economy comes as a bonus!

Originally Posted by Uberhare View Post
This is likely the ship your car is on. I'm out my clutch started slipping last week. New one is a few weeks out.
I posted an update on my car in the BMW 5-series thread: (To keep it out of this thread since it's O/T.)

How bad is the clutch slip? Will it hold well enough to climb Mt. Washington?

The very last part of the climb involves a short but serious 18% grade up to the parking lots at the summit. When I've done it in the past there is usually traffic ahead of me and pedestrians crossing the parking lot at the top of this short but serious climb. You usually end up having to stop or go slowly and requires 1st gear and just about all the torque your TDI can make to get into the parking lot. It's one of those few cases where I've wished my TDI were geared a little lower in first gear.
Why DIESEL is better: (Courtesy TDIclub forum member wxman)
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