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post #1 of 4 Old 02-23-2015, 01:25 AM Thread Starter
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575 F1 lacking power until warmed up

Hi all, I have a 2005 575 F1. It's been great for the year and a half I've had it, but in the last month, from a cold start, the transmission has been very jerky and lacking in power. I'm assuming it's the transmission as it feels like there is a lot of slippage. It's back to normal after about 10min of slow driving, and fine again after the car has been parked for a couple of hours. I sent it to my regular shop and the suggested changing the F1 fluid, which was due anyway. The workshop now says that even after the fluid change, it's still jerky with no power from a cold start. They are checking the solenoids and other items, but they don't really know the problem. Has anyone else experienced this?

Thank you for any advice or insight in advance.
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post #2 of 4 Old 02-23-2015, 05:34 AM
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What do you mean by "lacking power"? The engine isn't making power on acceleration, or are you saying the F1 system isn't making crisp shifts, in addition to jerky clutch engagement?

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post #3 of 4 Old 03-02-2015, 03:40 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks for your reply. It is the F1 transmission. I have since been told by my tech that it is a worn clutch, and even though the previous clutch wear was listed at 60%, it was in fact 80% as the biting point was adjusted forwards.

The odd thing is this jerkyness and lack of power is only from a cold start. Once warmed up, it is just fine.
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post #4 of 4 Old 03-02-2015, 03:50 PM
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That is not the F1 system, that is the clutch.

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