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Re: Vel Satis 3.5 Initiale Newbie

TBH Dave, I've never needed to replace a clutch on a manual car (even at >100k miles).

I would guess that under normal useage (i.e. no contamination from clutch fluid), you should get at least 80k miles.

If the car has been driven like it was stolen, or used for towing/taxi-ing, then obviously this will reduce the service life significantly.

Also, another factor which can shorten a clutch's life is either holding it on the biting point (instead of using the handbrake), or by riding the clutch pedal whilst driving.



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