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Clutch problem -update-

Discussion in 'Problems, Fixes, Tips...' started by jaspark, Feb 19, 2013.

  1. jaspark

    jaspark Copenworld Member

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    Apr 22, 2012
    Location:
    London, UK
    Car(s):
    copen
    Hi Folks,
    Cable has been adjusted a month ago.
    Now it is the time for the clutch kit to be replaced.
    I could hear like cable snap when changing gear.
    I called AA and the guy adjusted again and it is now stiffer.
    I am now waiting for the clutch kit to be delivered.
    My poor Copen is just sitting in my garage.

    Clutch kit by B&B cost me about 180 on eBay.
    It will probably cost me another 200 for labour.
    Well... 5 years (38,000 miles) itsnt a long life for clutch but what can I do...?
     
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  2. Adam K

    Adam K Copenworld Guru

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    Location:
    Worcester, UK
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    Nissan Cube Kaizen
    My Copen had it's clutched changed when I bought it. That was about 38,000 miles too. I just put it down to the previous owner riding the clutch all the time.
     
  3. dwayner

    dwayner Copenworld Regular

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    Location:
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    Camry Sportivo
    dwayner

    when you say you had your clutch "changed" do you mean you had it replaced before something happened to it? or j had it replaced due to it breaking down?
     
  4. Adam K

    Adam K Copenworld Guru

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    When I test drove the Copen I noticed the clutch was slipping. The garage had a mechanic drive the car, he agreed that the clutch was slipping. The garage replaced it when I bought the car.
     
  5. jaspark

    jaspark Copenworld Member

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    Location:
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    Car(s):
    copen
    Hi Adam,
    Okay so it isn't only me at least :)
    I have two previous owners and they both were ladies.
    Clutch was stiff when I bought it at 23,000 miles in December 2010.
    I drove about 14,000 miles (more than 2 years) since then. So I think the clutch oeverall did a good job for me.
     
  6. jaspark

    jaspark Copenworld Member

    Joined:
    Apr 22, 2012
    Location:
    London, UK
    Car(s):
    copen
    175pounds Clutch kit by Borg&Beck
    53pounds Clutch cable Blueprint
    7pounds Brake fluid Dot4 Bilstein
    15pounds Coolant long life
    20pounds Transmission fluid SAE 75w90
    25pounds Spark plugs NGK
    320pounds Labour at a local garage
    615pounds Total

    Drives like new :)
    Happy~~
     
    Last edited: Feb 27, 2013
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