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post #1 of 8 Old 10-28-2012, 08:15 AM Thread Starter
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New Clutch Wear In?

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I got a new clutch installed in the 360 this past week, Is there any specific recommendation about wear in? The service manager said to "take it easy for about 1,000 miles." I'm not sure my restraint can hold out that long.

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post #2 of 8 Old 10-28-2012, 04:48 PM
 
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If the clutch is installed properly, there is no break in period. Enjoy the car.
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post #3 of 8 Old 10-28-2012, 05:39 PM
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Greetings,

I got a new clutch installed in the 360 this past week, Is there any specific recommendation about wear in? The service manager said to "take it easy for about 1,000 miles." I'm not sure my restraint can hold out that long.

Thanks in advance,

Jeff
Just curious, how many miles did the first or previous clutch last?

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post #4 of 8 Old 10-30-2012, 02:41 PM Thread Starter
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@Alex - Thanks for the info. The 1000 mile bit seemed excessive to me.

@Markjayw - In this case, I had the clutch replaced since the transmission was off due to replacing a leaking rear main seal. The technician had noticed an unusual appearance of the clutch disk. For reference, I had driven about 2000 miles between SD-2 checks and had used 3% of the clutch in that time. (50% to 47% remaining)

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post #5 of 8 Old 10-30-2012, 02:52 PM
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Jeff, I think that the most important thing with a new clutch is not to overheat it with excessive slipping. Make mild engagements for about 500 miles such as normal street driving and your new clutch will in excellent condition for more spirited engagements after
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post #6 of 8 Old 10-31-2012, 11:55 AM
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I'm agreed with Stef. I like to see sympathetic use of the clutch for about 500mi. Some manufacturers say 2-300 is adequate but I've seen clutch engagement character change after as much as 5-600mi. The Ferrari manuals do not state a break in procedure, however other brands do include a procedure. I prefer to be thorough and cautious.


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Agree totally. Keep reversing to a minimum and no hard acceleration for a while. I always like to see the car back after 200 miles for a final PIS tweek.
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post #8 of 8 Old 11-03-2012, 03:07 PM Thread Starter
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Guys,

Thanks for all the great advice. I'm making a special effort at not hard accelleration. It's just difficult to not let that little bug whisper 'Go for it.'

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