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Re: Mixed thoughts here on my clutch......

To: Brent Beermann <>
Subject: Re: Mixed thoughts here on my clutch......
From: Art Pfenninger <>
Date: Tue, 25 May 1999 18:00:27 -0400 (EDT)
Well Brent my experience with a slipping clutch is not a good one. I had a
car one time that the clutch slipped that I could hardly get going. The
guy behind me was so upset that in trying to pass me ran into me. I tried
to catch him but alas the clutch was slipping so bad I couldn't get up
speed. Now it took many months from the time it started slipping until it
got that bad. Only you can judge how bad is bad. If you start to hear
squeeling then your days/hours are numbered. That would be the throw out
bearing and once it goes you are done.

On Mon, 24 May 1999, Brent Beermann wrote:

> Ok, last week I posted a message about my clutch throw out bearing.  I
> recieved responses at both ends of the spectrum.  Some told me how terrible
> it is to drive holding your foot up in front of the clutch (not putting
> pressure on it and disengaging it) and also slipping the clutch on hills.
> They said that would make it go very quickly.  Others told me that they had
> been told the same thing by the shop, that the throw out bearing went
> because of riding the clutch.  They also told me to drive the car as I
> wished making sure that certain key clutch components were ok.  I've
> certainly got mixed thoughts here on this.  I mean, I would figure that the
> clutch disc would go before the Carbon bearing would unless something else
> was worn or adjusted improperly.  Can somebody please help me out here,
> because I'm not too thrilled about paying the shop another $800 to put a new
> clutch in after I just paid them to do it a year ago.  It just doesn't make
> sense to me.
> Thanks,
> -Brent
> Brent Beermann
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