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Just had the dealer install a new clutch under warranty. They said there is no break in period or procedures for a new clutch.

I have been told otherwise by some other enthusiast I know, that I should keep the RPMS under 5k and not load the clutch too heavily for at least 5k miles. Is this true?
 

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Just had the dealer install a new clutch under warranty. They said there is no break in period or procedures for a new clutch.

I have been told otherwise by some other enthusiast I know, that I should keep the RPMS under 5k and not load the clutch too heavily for at least 5k miles. Is this true?
I assume the "5k mile" is typo, yes. Nothing gets a 5k mile break-in!!
 

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Yes, there is a break-in period. Usually around 500 miles. At least that's what Spec told me and my new clutch/flywheel is stiff like a drum and engages at the top 1/4 - It's difficult to drive on from 1st-2nd for right now but should get a touch better....

Not sure on your rpms question because I've never heard that but would keep the dumping to a minimum.

Now go have fun without the clutch sticking to the floor at redline:eek:
 

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I assume the "5k mile" is typo, yes. Nothing gets a 5k mile break-in!!

Yes sorry. 500 miles is what I have heard. Ive gone 50 miles without going above 3700 RPMs and I dont know how much longer I can handle it. Its brutal. Im in 5th gear by 50mph ... haha
 

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I would just drive it and not worry about it.
Yeah Im not terribly worried I just want to do it right so Im not bringing the car back to the dealership again. Afterall, I got a brand new clutch under warranty, and its a wear and tear item.
 
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