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How long does the clutch last on a 550 Maranello?

Discussion in 'Technical Q&A' started by maranello71, Apr 4, 2005.

  1. maranello71

    maranello71 Formula 3

    Jan 23, 2004
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    Andre
    A very simple question - how long will it realistically last? Any owners' direct experience?

    I don't do any stupid Michael Schumacher-standing starts, and I am always gentle on take-off: does that help to increase its life?
     
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  3. sparta49

    sparta49 F1 Veteran
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    Mar 3, 2001
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    Until it goes out. :) Sorry I couldn't resist
     
  4. speedball

    speedball Formula Junior

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    13,000 miles of somewhat hard driving on mine ... still works great.
     
  5. Europeanroadandracing

    Europeanroadandracing South Carolina
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  6. Rifledriver

    Rifledriver Two Time F1 World Champ

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    I have seen them at 30k miles in very good shape. You can tell the condition visually very easily from under the car.
     
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  8. 4i2fly

    4i2fly Formula 3

    Apr 16, 2004
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    I would think the gentler you are with releasing the clutch the more it will slip hence more wear, I doubt it will increase its life (I may be wrong).
     
  9. Wiseguy

    Wiseguy Karting

    Apr 25, 2004
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    I had mine replaced as a precaution at 30k... total waste of money, at the rate I was miling out the car (15-18k a year) I'd have probably gotten close to 100k out of it.

    But then that's highway driving for you. IOW, Depends how the car is used, but I'd have to think at least 30k miles.
     

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