miles for clutch

Under average driving conditions how many mils should a clutch last (std transmission)

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art wrote:

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. Some 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 replaced every couple of years. Just remember that it only wears at all when your foot is on the pedal!
HTH
Chris
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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.
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I put 250,000 kilometres (150,000 miles) on a clutch on a Plymouth Horizon. Car went to the crusher with its original clutch. It saw a mix of country and city driving, including commute road-warrior duty.
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I'm an "easy" driver: acceleration matching the prevailing traffic, slow steady use of the breaks. On my 1997 focus 5spd, I had 145,000 miles on the original clutch & breaks when I sold it.
So far that has been the most trouble free car I ever owned.
Now driving an 05 focus 5sp zx4.
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