Hi all what sort of miles do ppl get before they replace the clutch
The clutch in my blue TDi is on 330k no slipping and feels fineIt depends to a large extent on how you operate the clutch and throttle when pulling away from a standstill and changing gear. A bad driver who is not mechanically sympathetic can get through a clutch in less than 30,000 miles. A good driver who is mechanically sympathetic could make one last 300,000 miles.
The type of journeys you make also has a big influence. Even a good driver might only get a clutch to last 100,000 miles if they had a lot of stop/start traffic. Non-stop motorways and A-roads are best for minimum clutch wear.
Treat your clutch well and it should last the life of the car. If you've bought a secondhand car, you won't know how it's been treated and how much wear it has already on it.
A clutch in theory should last the lifetime of the car. Don’t drive with your foot resting on the clutch pedal, it will prematurely wear the release bearing. Don’t use the biting point as a temporary handbrake. Don’t pull away with the engine revving like mad then gradually engage the clutch. Once moving, the clutch action should be on/off or in/out. Gentle gear changes and smooth engagement of clutch. They are very robust components. It’s just crap drivers who eat through clutches.Hi all what sort of miles do ppl get before they replace the clutch
That is because the splined output shaft from the gearbox can become quite contaminated with oil & friction material. Also the pivot what the clutch fork swings on can become very dry. A combination can make the pedal action heavy, and cause ‘drag’ which affects the engagement of the gears, so when a new clutch is fitted and if the mechanic does it properly by meticulously cleaning and lubricating everything, the clutch can feel amazing afterwards.My clutch was replaced at 80,000 mlies to try and cure a noise irritation. It wasn't the cause but the new clutch is so much lighter by comparison on the pedal.
Did you at any point ‘cook’ the clutch? That can cause because of excess heat distortion in the friction plate which gives clutch judder.Mine's just been done at 106k, apparently it had worn unevenly which is why there was a lot of judder on takeup even though it was fine once it was fully engaged. As with @Special edition, the difference in the feel of the pedal is amazing, so much lighter - both jobs done by the same guy, who certainly knows his stuff.