Discussion in 'Engine Compartment' started by Crazy_Eddy, Aug 19, 2011.
The clutch is usually fine, its the pressure plate thats dying early. Any idea how that happens?
Pressure plate and release bearing life is affected due to habit of pressing the clutch fully when braking and keeping it pressed until you stop completely or car in gear and clutch pressed on a traffic light.
It is better to change the entire clutch assy and it doesnt make sense to just change the interim parts as the effort in terms of time and labour is same for both jobs. After a while you will have to change the clutch plate but not the pressure plate and the cycle will get affected. I had similar issue just as yours at 35K and I got the clutch assy changed .
best way to judge he effective ness of the clutch is on a slope.if car drifting backwards even after efficiently using the clutch it means the clutch require change ,
Get the complete kit changed in one go. Including the clutch plate and the bearing.
God forbid if the clutch plate and the bearing decide to call it a day anytime soon, then you'll have to open up the entire thing again.
And yes, clutches should easily last 100,000km's. It's not a big deal. Plenty of cars see such mileage on factory clutches. Even our old Palio D whose clutch was abused a lot, saw 80,000km's on the factory clutch ( The clutch plate was still fine, but the bearing exploded )
yap it all depends how much one's driving style abuse he clutch parts.
I dont ride the clutch and havent abused the car. Still wondering how can it go kaput in 40k kms. FIAT parts are having suspected quality
checked with the SA how much it will cost to replace the clutch kit (clutch plate, pressure plate, release bearing). he said it will come to around 6.5K including labor. is it ok cost?
he said replacing clutch plate is needed only if its worn out
buddy it's better to replace full clutch kit, reason for the same is the labour cost it costs around 3k for clutch change.
If you now replace only pressure plate and release bearing you would have to open it again in near future for clutch plate replacement costing you much more than replacing all parts in one go.
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