Well, a strange phenomenon happened today. We were on our way to the autoshow and I pull into my friend's driveway which is at least a 30 degree downslope into the garage. (or the side of the house, cant remember) The car is full now (5 adults) and I proceed to violently reverse out of the driveway. Anyway, my clutch has been releasing VERY slowly since I got it engages really high up; so I'm there trying to back out and the clutch is slipping rudely, engine RPMs are at like 5000 and I jest let up completely on the clutch. We were moving, but the clutch was slipping, engine racing with turbo spooled up. Needless to say I let up on the gas and pressed in the clutch and THERE WAS SMOKE EVERYWHERE, billowing from under the car!!!!! HO-LEE-CHOW! Inside filled with smoke and I had to open the window to clear the stink of burning clutch-lining. I have NEVER heard, seen or experienced anything like this before. Never. My clutch has only about 30,000 (km's) on it since it was changed... what was that all about!! I must have added another 20,000's worth of normal wear with that one burnout alone. damn, anyway (back to the point!!) do you guys think my slave cylinder is gone rotten? it releases so ufcking SLOW when its cold, I could pop the clutch off the line and it will engage smoother than normal!!! As for the clutch in its present state, I drove it so gently trying to maximize the time it was engaged fully so it could transfer some of that heat to the flywheel to dissipate!