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Re: Clutch Throw Out Bearing

Subject: Re: Clutch Throw Out Bearing
From: Art Pfenninger <>
Date: Thu, 20 May 1999 21:05:25 -0400 (EDT)
I just pulled a clutch out last thursday. The clutch was like new the
throw out bearing was down to the metal ring. To me that means someone
rested their foot a lot.

On Thu, 20 May 1999 wrote:

> Both of those habits that you mention are extremely bad habits, especially
> holding it on a hill with the clutch. Did you drive the car for its first
> twenty-five years? It's possible, even likely, that the replacement
> throw-out bearing was not of as high a quality as the original, but no
> matter what the make of vehicle, if someone did those two things regularly,
> I wouldn't be surprised if they needed clutch work within two or three
> years.
> Nevin
> >Ok, I need some second and third opinions on this one.......
> >
> >A year ago I had a new clutch put in my 1972 B.  2 weeks ago the throw out
> >bearing went out.  The guy at the shop said that the clutch had been used as
> >a foot rest.  Sure, there were times driving it where the car was drivin
> >with the foot being held up just in front of the clutch pedal and when on a
> >hill at a stop light where the clutch was partially disengaged with some
> >throttle to hold the car in place.  But how could the bearing have worn all
> >the way through in just over a year when the first clutch lasted 25 years?
> >
> >
> >Brent Beermann
> >Facilities & Technical Support Specialist
> >Unix Systems Managers, Inc.
> >303.797.6477
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