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post #1 of (permalink) Old 11-12-2002, 06:45 AM
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Clutch life?

I know there can be great variations of clutch life with driving style, terrain, tires etc. The '97 4.0 5 spd. TJ I just picked up has been a DD and has 69,000 miles. The clutch feels fine but I'm assuming I'll need to change it before long. Please post up on how many miles you guys are getting out of a DD clutch.
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Re: Clutch life?

I've put 84k+ on the clutch that was in it when I bought it. My 91 YJ is on her third tranny, second slave cylinder though. [img]images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]
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Re: Clutch life?

'78 CJ7 258 T18 original clutch had 65K when it got oiled and I had to replace it, but the new one was only about .020" thicker than the original. Had done a fair amount of snow plowing with it.

'85 Volvo Turbo, my bride's daily driver, had about 220K when the release fork wore out. Original clutch had about .040 wear, but I replaced it anyway. It's a pain to do.

It's all in the technique.
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Re: Clutch life?

We just turned 121,000 on our '97 TJ and the clutch is still fine. We have also wheeled it a lot, so it is not just a pavement pounder.

My dad's '94 Toyota 4Runner has 204,000 miles on the original clutch, but he doesn't wheel it.

We once had an '89 Geo Spectrum (Isuzu Imark) that had 140,000 on the original clutch when we changed it. Turns out it didn't need to be changed, it was fine and I was just paranoid.
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