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dealer has recommended replacement, cost $3500-5000 .
Should I do it now or wait for the next problem?
I'm planning to keep the car for only 4-6 more months.
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Why would you change it at 56%? That's almost 1/2 left.
 

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clutch wear

Let me guess-You are a rich fat middle aged businessman who knows not that much about cars and they got a 17 year old pretty girl to say on the phone " Sir your overhead maniold thrust bearing on your clutch is on the way out".
You dont want to look/feel stupid so you say go ahead and repair it.

This is the scenario with Uk dealers up and down the country. You dont need to change clutch at 56%. Mine is running at 95% and a FM mechanic told me that he has changed a cc clutch at 135%!
I'll wait until my clutch starts to really slip before replacing by using a OEM clutch bought from dealer replaced by FM mechanic privately. keeping all receipts and possibly photographs or getting it done by a specialist at considerably less cost.

Clutch can be adjusted by dealers hand held machine (SD2) but big problem is that as you adjust too much your flywheel may get damaged.

Hope you understand me and not take it the wrong way.
 

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Thank you for your help

I'm happy to hear that I do not need to replace it now, by the way,I'm not a rich fat middle aged businessman , I do not think that I'm rich (otherwise I would have had a Lamborghini or a Ferrari), you know that the "Maserati is the Ferrari of the poor", I'm 37 so I do not think that I'm in my mid-life crisis yet , I'm not fat and I'm a physician not a businessman.
in fact , I was so worried about thuis clutch issue that I started shopping for a second car (testdrove the chrysler SRT 8, 425 hp, I love it) but after having many reassuring responses, I have more confidence in my car.
Many thank to all fellows that helped me.
 

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CHrysler vs Maserati

Im not sure what yur thinking. Please let us know, because first off its,

American vs Italian, Italian gets this one.
Exclusivity- Italian again
Handling - Italian again
Natural aspirated power is hands down better than forced induction - Italian again
Unless you want to buy 2 or 3 American cars for one italian, than maybe trhe italian will lose this battle.


Just confused.....
 

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hmbgransport said:
Im not sure what yur thinking. Please let us know, because first off its,

American vs Italian, Italian gets this one.
Exclusivity- Italian again
Handling - Italian again
Natural aspirated power is hands down better than forced induction - Italian again
Unless you want to buy 2 or 3 American cars for one italian, than maybe trhe italian will lose this battle.


Just confused.....
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No reason to compare a Maserati to a Chrysler, now you can have the best of both worlds!

The Chrysler TC by Maserati



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