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How long has your clutch lasted so far? I've only done 2500 miles and no problems.
 

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CC Clutch life

Recently had a new clutch put in my 02 CC coupe. This replaced the original single-plate clutch which was starting to slip after 24,000 miles.
No idea how long the replacement (2-plate) will last - of course much depends on your driving style!

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Dealer had "adjusted" the clutch travel on the old clutch and guess what - the Maserati diagnostic software then reported 0% "clutch wear" !
This diagnostic is very mis-leading it does not necessarily indicate total wear (perhaps they need to change the name to clutch travel ?)
 

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Presumably you had to pay? - The reason I ask is that in the USA they seem to have a better warrenty system from things I have read
 

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I've had my clutch from new for 9000 miles from new and its just gone ..strange i've been told that it will cost me £1500 + vat to replace....its funny though becasue since i've had the car sep '03 i've had problems with the clutch holding the car back

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Re: Clutch

mderagon said:
I've had my clutch from new for 9000 miles from new and its just gone ..strange i've been told that it will cost me £1500 + vat to replace....its funny though becasue since i've had the car sep '03 i've had problems with the clutch holding the car back

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Only 9000 miles.......pretty poor really, the BMW system I had before was good for a lot more
 

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Presumably you had to pay? - The reason I ask is that in the USA they seem to have a better warrenty system from things I have read
After some debate the dealer agreed to share the cost of replacing the clutch. I am told by Maserati UK they do not warrant clutch hardware. It appears from other postings on this forum that some US dealers have been replacing original single-plate clutches (fitted to early 02 cars) without charge.
Note the latest CC software update is not applicable to cars which still have single-plate clutches.
 

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I am suprised some people have told me the clutch should really last about 20k so am a little confused........and out of pocket !ha
 

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I have an 02 with a dual tang clutch that needed a new clutch at 22k miles. It was 100% worn and since the original was a dual instead of a single tang, the cost of the replacement was on me at $2200. I had the engagement adjusted to the quickest and it works well. It has the original 02 software (not "sofast") and engages as soon as I touch the gas.
 

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Ours had the single-tang clutch replaced with the dual-tang version at 11,000 miles (on the dealer's nickel). The new software seems to slip the clutch a lot more, so I anticipate shorter life.

I may have taken a bit of life off the new clutch the other night. I backed the car up onto my four-post hoist. After fooling around trying to get the car properly positioned, the clutch started smoking pretty heavily.

I've heard from the Ferrari owners that F1-style systems should NEVER be backed up on an incline. Looks like that's definitely the case! FWIW, I drove the car tonight and all seemed normal.

Brad
 

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That's one reason I bought a GT.

(No judgement here, just my personal preference.)

I spoke to the service manager at my local dealer, who told me to expect only 15 - 20,000 mi on a clutch for the Cambio. That's some expensive driving!

I guess I have a hard time understanding why the Cambio is so popular; personally I enjoy using a manual clutch, just gives me a better feel for the car.

How come you guys prefer the Cambio?
 

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Re: That's one reason I bought a GT.

David said:
(No judgement here, just my personal preference.)

I spoke to the service manager at my local dealer, who told me to expect only 15 - 20,000 mi on a clutch for the Cambio. That's some expensive driving!

I guess I have a hard time understanding why the Cambio is so popular; personally I enjoy using a manual clutch, just gives me a better feel for the car.

How come you guys prefer the Cambio?
Because it's novel and because I'm lazy!
 

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I was originally set on getting a MN6, but after trying the Cambio I decided I'd give it a shot--have to say the novelty got me too. After 18 months, my take is that in stop & go traffic it is less smooth than a MN6. Once underway, however, it works very well, shifting more quickly than I can on an MN6. I think it's simply different--kind of like driving in Nintendo. I still enjoy MN6's-- have one on another car.
 
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