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Old 31 Jul 2005, 12:18 pm
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Default Is any one having clutch problems?

I have a '01, 5 speed, limited edition, Whipplecharger POS[:0], and just had to replace the clutch disk at 23,000 miles.
No i'm not heavy on the take offs and most of my driving is freeway, approx. 80%.

It tells you somthing about a car that in the warrantee book they only cover the clutch 12,000 miles.
Ia anybody else having this problem?
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Old 01 Aug 2005, 11:25 pm
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I have an 01 5 speed. 124,000 miles. I drive it hard and I like to smoke the tires. I went to a SPEC stage II clutch at 100,000 miles when the original clutch went as far as it was going to go. She still pulls hard and drives well, can't complain. This is probably not what you wanted to hear though. You have pretty low milage for a 01.
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Old 02 Aug 2005, 07:51 am
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Your using a Whipple Supercharger and complaining cuz your clutch is not holding up[V]

What'd you expect man? Your 5-spd is not even a heavy duty one like the Getrag 5-spds that the GT's have. The clutches are different also with the GT clutch being heavier duty. If your going to "beef up your engine" with a SC/Turbo/Nitrous you should be thinking about the clutch and axles too. At least your not driving an automatic like 80% of Cruiser owners out there...those things are failing on a bone stock engine and upgrades are costing $2500 plus labor. At least you can fix your problem for a paltry $550 if you do the install your self.

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Old 03 Aug 2005, 08:34 pm
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12,000 miles warrantee on the clutch is pretty 'typical', as the clutch is a wear item, and lifespan depends heavily on what kind of use it has been subjected to.

If you got your PT used, there is no telling what kind of abuse the prior owner may have thrown at the clutch.

(I used to do urban deliverys in an old ford van and went thru clutches every year or so...)
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