clutch heavy?

feelstranger feelstranger at
Fri Sep 17 12:08:11 EDT 2004

Well, I had remembered that clutch work had been done on the car at around
70K (I have all papers) and assumed that the clutch had been replaced then,
so I looked. I think from looking at the parts list that the shop only did
the TO bearing, tail shaft bearing, and a worn shift linkage rod.  No clutch
So hear I am at 153K probably needing a new clutch soon.  Bummer.
That probably explains it.
Thanks for the good news!! :-0
Strange thing is that only one of the part numbers on the parts list matches
the numbers in my ETKA... anyone know why?
parts list is ...
016-311-445  B-BRG-R
016-311-449  plate
016-311-113-B  seal
857-711-181-B shiftle
01E-141e165-B CL REL
016-301-235-C  C Gasket

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Ingo Rautenberg" <IRautenberg at>
To: "feelstranger" <feelstranger at>; <200q20v at>
Sent: Thursday, September 16, 2004 10:05 PM
Subject: Re: clutch heavy?

> IME a heavy clutch is (usually) indicative of a clutch nearing the end of
> it's life (more like the Pressure plate).  My clutch on the 200 was
> very heavy until the clutch job -- then it was noticeably lighter.
> ----- Original Message ----- 
> From: "feelstranger" <feelstranger at>
> To: <200q20v at>
> Sent: Thursday, September 16, 2004 9:53 PM
> Subject: clutch heavy?
> hello all,
> As soon as I acquired my 200 I was surprised at how 'heavy' - or should I
> say hard to push - my clutch is.  It feels and sounds smooth otherwise and
> guess I figured that was they way they are.
> Well, I was driving around today and was thinking about it again and
> to ask the list - are the 200 clutches typically heavy?
> I ride a bike more than I drive, not to mention hiking and skiing so I'm a
> little surprised to find myself feeling like always taking it out of gear
> every light so I can let the clutch out.  My SO dislikes driving the car
> in stop and go situations.
> typical?
> I'm guessing that someone is going to tell me there is a pedal pressure
> range listed in the Bentley...
> Is the Bomb at all involved in this system because mine is shot.
> Thanks
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