Clutch longevity questions

PeterBergin at PeterBergin at
Sat Feb 16 09:19:09 PST 2008

Funny you should ask that.  My original clutch had the throw out  bearing go 
at 175k miles. Had the upgraded stronger Sacks clutch put in.  (bearing shot, 
clutch about worn out any way).  Also replaced the clutch  slave and master 
cylinder.  The symptom was noise and vibration when  engaging the clutch.
So two days ago (car now has 223k on it), I come out of a super  market, push 
in the clutch, car in first, motor starts and car lurches  forward, clutch 
will not disengage when I push the pedal to the floor.  The  pedal feels normal 
but the clutch will not disengage. So a $180 tow to  Anderson Motor Sports 
(they did not do the previous clutch job) and a three  or four weeks to get the 
car in the shop.  So I am pissed.  I  have spent more in repairs and 
aggravation during the last two years that a  payment on a new car.
So to answer your question, I am told the clutch under normal use is  
supposed to be good for 150-180k, a lot depends on how you drive.
Good luck Pete 

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