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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.
This job should never be complete - the day I think I've done it all, is the day I resign.
Currently in VelSatisfied's garage:
2005 FIAT Ducato 2.8JTD LWB Gran Volume, 2000 Kawasaki ZZR 1100 D7 'fullpower' in black + full GIVI & KAPPA luggage, 2007 MB R-Class 320 CDi Sport LWB uprated by Brabus to 300Bhp don't know if there's a 155mph limiter - will be fun finding out! 2004 Mercedes Vaneo 1.7 CDi Ambiente 7-seater