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Old 01-29-2008, 03:48 AM   #1
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No more chirping from 1st to 2nd gear

Hi guys,

I was just wondering why I can't chirp the tyres anymore from 1st to 2nd.
I used to rev to around 6k rpm then shift into 2nd and the tyres chirped.
Not that I do it often but I was wondering why it wont do it anymore.
I havent noticed a decrease in power or anything.
This started about 10 days ago. The only thing Ive done in the previous week was to top up the pressure in my tyres by about 0.1 bar.

Do you think thats whats causing it? I doubt it though....
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Old 01-29-2008, 04:40 AM   #2
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youre gaining weight ? gas? temperature outside?
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Old 01-29-2008, 05:27 AM   #3
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slipping clutch?
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Old 01-29-2008, 09:50 AM   #4
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you used to have a really nice responsive clutch... not anymore
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Old 01-29-2008, 10:31 AM   #5
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increased tire pressure should only help you chirp the tires.

Basically, your car is tired of chirping. Could be the clutch isn't grabbing like it used to but more likely your rear differential bushing and/or flex disc (guibo) are giving out allowing more slop in your drive train to absorb some of the energy that used to make it to the pavement.
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Old 01-29-2008, 10:44 AM   #6
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you used to have a really nice responsive clutch... not anymore
Yup, clutch about to go.
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Old 01-29-2008, 12:00 PM   #7
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It could be the clutch but wouldnt I feel the clutch pedal stiffen?
Cos they do make it harder to depress when theyre at the end of their lifespan.
I havent noticed any change at all.
Ill try the easier options first i.e changing fuel and warming up the tyres properly first because the weather has changed suddenly the past 2 weeks and its much colder now.
I really hope the clutch isnt going cos its quite expensive
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Old 01-29-2008, 12:18 PM   #8
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Cold tires spin more easily. Changing fuel shouldn't change things.

Seriously, inspect your rear diff bushing and guibo for tears.
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Old 01-29-2008, 12:29 PM   #9
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Yup, clutch about to go.
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Just because he can't chirp doesn't mean his cluth is about to go
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maybe since its cold, your tire pressures are lower, more rubber on road, less chance of tires breaking traction.
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Old 01-29-2008, 08:04 PM   #12
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Just because he can't chirp doesn't mean his clutch is about to go
HAHAHA I was about to say the same thing.
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Old 01-29-2008, 09:10 PM   #13
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Just because he can't chirp doesn't mean his cluth is about to go :rolleyes
no, you are right it doesn't.
but... from his post, more likely it has to do with his clutch.
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ihad an 06 mini cooper with 7k miles on it when my car started to not chirp going in to 2nd my tranny went a few weeks later.

Maybe cuz i beat the piss outta it maybe not.

But i do think it has to do with your clutch
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no, you are right it doesn't.
but... from his post, more likely it has to do with his clutch.
You are exactly right. His post was saying the clutch about needs replacing, since he can't chirp the 1-2 shift anymore.
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Old 01-30-2008, 01:58 AM   #16
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I think trying to "chirp" the tires with a 2.2L is a torture to the engine/ drivetrain, specially if you are running 245 rear.
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Old 01-30-2008, 02:07 AM   #17
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maybe since its cold, your tire pressures are lower, more rubber on road, less chance of tires breaking traction.
+1, also colder weather changes how your engine runs and how much power is delivered.
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Old 01-30-2008, 04:31 AM   #18
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You need to get that 1.3L engine OUT of your car and install a 3L.

That should do the job.......hah

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Old 01-30-2008, 10:16 AM   #19
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are you serious? It could be anything...

tire pressure, clutch wear, road conditions, weather, etc... in any case your car probably struggled to chirp 2nd anyway if its having a hard time all of a sudden. Chirping is the slow way down the strip/street anyway since your losing traction. Leave the chirping for old school V8's w/ shift kits.
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+1, also colder weather changes how your engine runs and how much power is delivered.
Colder = more power
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