Re: miles for clutch
"Chris Whelan" <email@example.com> wrote in message
> art wrote:
>> Under average driving conditions how many mils should a clutch last (std
> You would need to more carefully define "average driving conditions". Also
> the driver is more of a factor than the conditions.
> I have been driving for 43 years, at an average annual milage of around
> 15,000. The vehicles have been everything from old heaps to brand new.
> of them I have kept for more than six years. I have *never* had to replace
> the clutch in any of them.
> OTOH, I know of drivers who regard the clutch as a wear item to be
> every couple of years. Just remember that it only wears at all when your
> foot is on the pedal!
I have also easily gotten more than 150'000km out of a clutch. Rev-matching
on downshifts and *never* riding the clutch pedal makes a big difference, as
does an efficient start in 1st gear (not too much slipping). My sister, on
the other hand, managed to toast one in less than 25'000km.