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Just curious. Because i had a 91 accord with about 100k miles on it and it was the first 5 speed i ever drove, and it took me maybe 6 months to burn it up. I just figured this was because of me being a first time 5 speed driver. But i got about 70k miles on my 2000 civic Si and ive driven the HELL Out of it and the clutch still works good. Im just wondering how long stock clutches usually last? Recently ive been finding myself redlining first and scatching second much more often then i ever did before. And the more i do it, the more rubber ive been being able to lay down. Off the subject there for a minute. But anyway, how long have you guys had clutches last? Or how long are they supposed to last?
 

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It all depends on what kind of driver you are. If you race alot you could burn the clutch up in like 10,000 miles no problem. Factory Honda clutches usually don't last to long in a modded car or with heavy driving.
 

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I've driven my DX pretty hard over the past 2 years since I bought it with 60k on it and now I've just passed the 100k mark and still have the stock clutch. I've dragged it, I'm Auto-Xing on it right now and it's still there. So I'm hoping to get another 5 to 10K on it before she starts to slip in first. But normally over 100k is normal on a stock Honda clutch. :)
 

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can you actually feel the slippage of the clutch? how does it feel like under your foot? or can you tell by you engaging the clutch and applying gas..but all you do is see the rpms go up and your not accellerating as fast?
 

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Re: how long

always revin said:
Well i had a 90 civic and i had 151,263 when it had to be changed.
when do you "know" you have to change the clutch? when it gets to a point that your clutch engages and all its doing is revving?
 

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how long

well i would say when you are having a hard time going up hills and things,which would be almost to late.my opinion is that when you are on the gas hard and your clutch is slipping then its time.
 

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the clutch consists of three parts.. the master cylinder.. the slave cylinder.. and the pressure plate and disk..

when it slips it means your disk has worn its grip..
this is slowly more noticeable and you will have time replace it..

when your pedal drops the the floor without resistance it means either your master or slave cylinders are busted..
this is usually immediate and you will be stranded..
 

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I have a 95 Civic Ex, and i put 148K on it befor i had to change mine. And a good way to tell, and i am sure all you peeps who have put a performance cluthc in your car can vouch for me..

Your clutch should engage when you hit the pedal... now the lower the pedal, the sooner you need to change.. i put a new cluch in and i swear i stalled my car like 5 times before i got used to the higher pedal... weird... but your clutch will engage and disengage with a lower pedal, meaning the closer the pedal goes to the floor before it engaes is the closer your needing a new cluch..
 
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