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Re: First renault and is a knightmare

This is by no means a critique of your driving style, but when I worked for Ford, we would occasionally see the same cars having a clutch fitted ... at each service.

These cars were only covering 3-4,000 miles at a time, and were being driven by those more likely to be reading a Damart catalogue, than a copy of Max Power.

Simply put, they were resting their left foot on the clutch pedal whilst driving, but all (possibly hoping for a free replacement), vigorously denied doing this.

I've also seen people holding the clutch on a hill rather than use the handbrake - this will also shave thousands of miles off the lifespan,

I've been driving for some 26 years (covering probably close to half a million miles), and I've never needed to replace a clutch.


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