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Old 10-16-2002, 03:44 AM   #8
Weedy
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Join Date: Nov 2001
Chapter/Region: MWSOC
Location: Lincoln, NE
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2002 WRX 2.5L Hybrid
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As for how much time you have on that clutch, I couldn't tell you that. With my Cobra, when we pulled out the toasted TOB, the friction plate actually looked brand new. I have heard about some people that have multiple drag runs, and are doing much more than 227 HP at the wheels even, and have not had any problems with their clutch whatsoever. Although there are some that have less than 5k on their clutch, and it's already down to the rivots on the friction disc. It all depends on how you drive your car. Whether you race it or not. Don't worry about taking the revs to a little over 2k to get rolling from a stop. What really matters is how long you ride the clutch on the way out before you let it fully engage. So far you sound like a responsible person, and one that doesn't beat the holy pud out of your car. How much longer you should wait before you really try to get something resolved? I would say go to the dealer the first chance you get. My reasoning for this would be so that you don't run into the same problem that I had with my other car. Sure they will replace the clutch assembly and TOB, although will they know to check the tolerances on the input shaft of the trans before they get it all back together? It sounds like you are kind of in a position of you're are damned if you do, or damned if you don't, ya know? I feel your pain man, and I hope that you get treated fairly wherever you go to get your baby fixed. Sorry this is so long...
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