Engine revving high when first started

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Model: C3 2006-2009, Facelift model
Year: 2007 (07)
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Mileage: 78000
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Hi there. Recently bought an 07 from a local dealer. I soon noticed the clutch was slipping and when driving for the first 5~10 mins the engine would rev to about 2000 rpm when the clutch would be pressed in before dropping to about 1500 rpm and then to where it should be 1000. I got the clutch replaced yet I am still having the issues with the revving. Once I have driven it for these 5~10 mins it doesn't happen. Also, in this same period the clutch feels like it slips ever so slightly. Again once the car is warmed up it is fine. Any ideas,
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Hello Sampeeps74
Sampeeps74 wrote:noticed the clutch was slipping and when driving for the first 5~10 mins the engine would rev to about 2000 rpm when the clutch would be pressed in before dropping to about 1500 rpm and then to where it should be 1000.
Your story of the revs and clutch sound very similar to the first topic on this forum:

https://citroenc3owners.com/petrol-citro ... m-t98.html

Would you say its the same sounding problem?


A suggestion for testing if a clutch is slipping is to
High gear, low speed, full throttle and see if revs rise faster than speed.
Try the above with your 'new' clutch.



Mileage: 78000 is not many miles for a clutch to last, did you find out why or how the old clutch failed?
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My Name: Sampeeps74

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Posts: 3
Joined: Mon Jun 22, 2015 4:16 pm
Model: C3 2006-2009, Facelift model
Year: 2007 (07)
Engine Size: 1.4
Fuel Type: Petrol
Mileage: 78000
Trim Level: VTR+
Gearbox: Manual 5 speed
DPF: No
LHD or RHD: RHD (UK)

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I had read that post initially. Just seemed strange to me that this is happening after the clutch being replaced. I have literally only done like 300 miles on it. Is there a reason why this stops after like 5 mins though?

I sadly didn't ask about the failure of the old clutch as had a nightmare getting this fixed under its warranty so was just happy it was getting done.
My Name: Sampeeps74

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Posts: 3
Joined: Mon Jun 22, 2015 4:16 pm
Model: C3 2006-2009, Facelift model
Year: 2007 (07)
Engine Size: 1.4
Fuel Type: Petrol
Mileage: 78000
Trim Level: VTR+
Gearbox: Manual 5 speed
DPF: No
LHD or RHD: RHD (UK)

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Just been out to do the test on the clutch and it seemed fine apart from struggling being in too high of a gear for the speed. The issue with the high revving persists though. It happens even with the clutch pressed in or in neutral for a few seconds before "calming" down so to speak.
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