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Original clutch lasting 125k miles????

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    Original clutch lasting 125k miles????

    I emailed the previous owner. I dinged 200k km and am wondering if this clutch is original since everything else has been untouched. Still grabs hard and burns 2nd if I try really easy but I don't do it often

    How long do they generally last?
    Last edited by 5abivt; 08-28-2009 at 11:01 PM.

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    I'm at 135K on mine.
    My rearend just started whinning about a months ago on worn out street tires so the clutch obviously still works pretty good.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 5abivt View Post
    How long do they generally last?
    It varies a lot. They can almost last forever it you don't abuse them and the hydraulics are kept in good shape.

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    could last 200k or 80 like mine, my car has 76k on it and it slips sometimes when im horsin on it

    its all in how you and the previous owner(s) drove it

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    Very cool to hear. I thought I might have been in for a horror story about not changing it. It does grab well and no slippage but I do hear some noises and have some more questions.

    WHen I shift between gears just moving the lever I hear what sounds like something loose in the tranny almost as if the tranny is moving with the lever.

    I hear whining from the rear also. is this a sign of anything? It pretty much always did it since I bought it. Obviously louder/quieter on or off the throttle but its always there.

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    I have 145K+ on my stock clutch, and it still grabs very well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 5abivt View Post
    Very cool to hear. I thought I might have been in for a horror story about not changing it. It does grab well and no slippage but I do hear some noises and have some more questions.

    WHen I shift between gears just moving the lever I hear what sounds like something loose in the tranny almost as if the tranny is moving with the lever.

    I hear whining from the rear also. is this a sign of anything? It pretty much always did it since I bought it. Obviously louder/quieter on or off the throttle but its always there.
    Shifter noise is normal as there will always be some mechanical noise as parts merge together.
    The rear end on the other hand may need some attention,
    Probably a good idea to change the trans fluid and have the rear end inspected. JMO
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    111,500 on my original clutch.
    Still feels brand new but I baby the car
    that has something to do with it

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cutlass View Post
    It varies a lot. They can almost last forever it you don't abuse them and the hydraulics are kept in good shape.
    +1....it ALL depends on how u drive

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    Quote Originally Posted by |Vendetta| View Post
    +1....it ALL depends on how u drive
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    If you drive your car like your average Civic driver and don't abuse it at all, it will last indefinitely.

    (However, as Cutlass mentioned, its imperative that the hydraulics are in good working order)

    If you drive your car the way it was meant to be driven, you'll probably get between 75-100K out of the stock clutch.

    If you abuse the hell out of your stock clutch, its probably not going to live a very long life.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 5abivt View Post
    Very cool to hear. I thought I might have been in for a horror story about not changing it. It does grab well and no slippage but I do hear some noises and have some more questions.

    WHen I shift between gears just moving the lever I hear what sounds like something loose in the tranny almost as if the tranny is moving with the lever.

    I hear whining from the rear also. is this a sign of anything? It pretty much always did it since I bought it. Obviously louder/quieter on or off the throttle but its always there.
    if it feels as if the tranny is moving with the shifter, i suggest you pull your console out and check the stick bolts as well as the bolts that hold the shifter to the transmission.

    Also you may want to consider checking your transmission mount.

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