[Vwdiesel] Clutch talk --- (mostly Old Rabbits).
r.c.brown at ieee.org
Fri Apr 1 18:53:20 EST 2005
Dan Sloan wrote:
> Hmmm according to that read:
> "CENTERFORCE RECOMMENDS 450-500 MILES OF IN TOWN STOP AND GO TYPE OF EASY
> DRIVING BEFORE APPLYING FULL POWER. IF YOUR DRIVING CONSISTS OF MAINLY
> HIGHWAY TYPE USE, THE BREAK IN PERIOD SHOULD BE LONGER THAN THE 450-500
> MILES. IF THE BREAK IN PERIOD IS NOT PROPERLY FOLLOWED, CLUTCH LIFE AND
> PERFORMANCE CAN BE SACRIFICED."
> I'm supposed to baby it for my first couple of days of driving...If that's
> the case, I take it that I should not rering my rabbit and fix the clutch at
> the same time? (Assuming I follow the previous thread and drive it hard to
> properly seat the rings....)
I think the main this CF is stating is to avoid towing or heavy slipping loads (i.e. no drag racing) on the clutch for a while.
Once the clutch is engaged, you can rev the engine and what not.
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