lutch slips at high rpm only around 5k and higher! Advice anyone?
I have 41k on my car and the clutch slips badly at high rpm only. Usually 5k or more I have the 4.2L engine on my S5. Tried the high gear at low speed test but clutch holds fine. Car drives like normal if I stay in the lower rpm range. Any clue what the the issue could be?
Googling high rpm clutch slip did not yield many results seems its a rare thing.
According to dealership they say the clutch and flywheel need to be replaced. Since the clutch is a "wear and tear item" its not covered by warranty except if a factory defect can be blamed. My car is still under manufacturers warranty would it be advisable to do a new clutch/flywheel swap at the dealer in case a warranty claim could be produced. Really though I want to avoid the dealership due to the high cost compared to the indy shop.
What do you guys think? Could there be a chance that something awkward is going on or simply a worn clutch given the symptoms?