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Clutch slipping shifting from 3rd to 6th

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2016 f57 cooper s. Experienced this for the first time about a week ago I was shifting fast from redline in 3rd to 4th and the rpms stayed the same after shifting for a second like the clutch was slipping but didn’t manager to recreate it again after so just put it down to wheelspin. Tried it again today shifting from high rpm in 3rd at full throttle into 6th and it did it again. Is this normal or is it time for a new clutch? Drives fine otherwise and I’ve only had the car for a few weeks now so can’t say what it is for sure.
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While skipping gears 3rd>6th, you have to wait for the rpms to lower before releasing the clutch due to there being a very large difference in the gear size with 3rd gear and 6th gear. Think of it kind of like having to rev up on a downshift, but it is opposite when youre upshifting into a higher gear. Don't expect your car to enjoy you going from 6500rpm in 3rd, to 6th gear and dumping the clutch. That will for sure destroy your clutch and maybe a bit of your gears.
Yes that’s true, I understand that. I had a much slower car before which had no problem doing a 3rd to 6th change but I’m guessing because the mini has so much more torque than my last car it’s able to fight against the clutch causing it to slip and hold the same rpm. It drives fine otherwise with no slipping if I’m simply accelerating in higher gears so it’s probably just me shifting like a twat :ROFLMAO:
Do you by any chance have a "clutch stop?" this allows the clutch to not push as far past disengagement. I have one so that I don't have to push my clutch in a mile and a half to disengage it, allowing me to shift a little bit faster. If you have one, your clutch could be not disengaging completely. That could easily be causing the issue.
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