Sorry for recent post on similar topic, but let me explain:
I was at the end of a three hour drive the other day going uphill (the one from dover docks) in 4th, and the clutch slipped (engine revving, vehicle slowing). I tried this several times just to make sure and every time it was slipping, but no problem in 3rd. So I assumed my clutch was done (158k miles) hence previous post on replacement.
Now I just got in the vehicle and put it in 5th with the handbrake on, but instead of slipping it stalled the engine. I tried this several times in 5th and 4th, and it didn't slip once.
So what gives? Anyone have any experience of this? One thing I did do after the slipping was to remove the slack off the clutch cable (using the circlip under the bonnet). I assumed this had developed due to the clutch wear, and I can't see how this would stop the clutch slipping - surely if anything a tighter cable would cause there to be slightly less contact?
Any ideas appreciated.