Clutch Life

Submitted: Wednesday, Mar 08, 2006 at 13:47
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With 226K on the clock I'm wondering how long I've got with the original clutch (80 series). No signs of slipping, gear changes are easy.

Wondering how many k's you kind folks have done before the clutch desided to have a well deserved rest?
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Reply By: revhead307 - Wednesday, Mar 08, 2006 at 14:40

Wednesday, Mar 08, 2006 at 14:40
In my previous vehicle (1988 GQ diesel SWB) the clutch gave up the ghost at around 320,000km.

No noticeable warning signs leading up to my untrained foot. It started to rev when i accelerated up hills and within 5 minutes of driving was fried.

this happened 100kms outside perth at midnight. A painful experience.

Rev
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Reply By: Bros 1 - Wednesday, Mar 08, 2006 at 15:01

Wednesday, Mar 08, 2006 at 15:01
Damien,
This is just the question i was dreading to find posted. Going on a fairly bumpy, up and down, water and patches of sand trip in August. The old cruiser has done 352,000 and the one thing i have been thinking about is the bloody clutch. From what i can gather these things give up the ghost fairly quickly when they decide to let go. I will be interested in the responses to your question.
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Reply By: David - Wednesday, Mar 08, 2006 at 15:02

Wednesday, Mar 08, 2006 at 15:02
In my 1993 80 Series I got 300,000 out of my clutch, was having a service and had a clutch ready to go in at the same time. when the old one was removed had about 0.5mm before the rivot where going to score the fly wheel. (very lucky or good management, i don't know).

Had just a few warnings before i got it changed eg. reversing with loaded trailer up a hill, there was a alight slipping and the dreaded clutch sell of it burning.

My 4wd has done a fair bit of work in the bush so i was very happy with the kms. that it did.

hope this helps,

David
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Reply By: Footloose - Wednesday, Mar 08, 2006 at 16:31

Wednesday, Mar 08, 2006 at 16:31
With my old HJ60, I noticed the clutch burning smell and it slipped once. 20, 000 k later it gave up the ghost.
Now my 80 series is around 210K with the original clutch and I'm thinking perhaps I should have it done. No burning or slipping...so far, but dont want to be left in the bush with no clutch.
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Reply By: Damien - Wednesday, Mar 08, 2006 at 17:20

Wednesday, Mar 08, 2006 at 17:20
What the? Just got quotes for a new clutch:

Truscotts Toyota, Five Dock = $ 1150.00
Truscotts Toyota, Camperdown = $ 1100.00
Chatswood Toyota = $1400.00

All Toyota, all genuine, different prices?????????????
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Follow Up By: Gerhardp1 - Wednesday, Mar 08, 2006 at 18:38

Wednesday, Mar 08, 2006 at 18:38
If they were all the same you'd accuse them of price fixing :)
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Follow Up By: Footloose - Wednesday, Mar 08, 2006 at 19:38

Wednesday, Mar 08, 2006 at 19:38
Genuine Toyota Dealer job =$1200
Different Brand car dealer workshop =$8-900
My 4wd mechanic =$1200

Genuine parts around $3-400 last time I looked
Labour = 6-8 hours for good mech ?
All I know is that I don't want to replace another clutch by myself at home on the dirt ! Have to save up I guess :))
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Follow Up By: Member - Stephen M (NSW) - Wednesday, Mar 08, 2006 at 20:07

Wednesday, Mar 08, 2006 at 20:07
Hi guys,Is a genuine clutch any better then say a daikin, myn does have a shudder on take off but I put it down to 4wd rocks,sand and sometimes heavy loads or was it due to the mechanic rattling up the flywheel bolts with a rattle gun to the torque of F/T. My mate has a daikin in his narvara and has had no problems. Only paid $500 suply and fit including the skiming of the flywheel.??? Regards Steve M
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Follow Up By: Footloose - Wednesday, Mar 08, 2006 at 20:10

Wednesday, Mar 08, 2006 at 20:10
$500 ? That seems a tad cheap as per my previous post ?
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Follow Up By: Member - Stephen M (NSW) - Wednesday, Mar 08, 2006 at 20:26

Wednesday, Mar 08, 2006 at 20:26
Yeah thats what it cost me. St Marys specialised brake and clutch.Ask for Mathew or Alec. But you are talking about an 80 series arnt you?? Maybe a lot more involved, I dont know. Might pay to give them a call, just make sure they tighten to the required torque if thats an issue with what may be causing my clutch shudder. Regards Steve M
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Reply By: Patroleum - Wednesday, Mar 08, 2006 at 22:29

Wednesday, Mar 08, 2006 at 22:29
Damien.

my 80 series clutch was replaced at 225212km. 94 petrol

Regards

Greg
p.s. Bite the bullet and fit a genuine clutch, and concider putting in a rear main seal at the same time
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Reply By: stevesub - Thursday, Mar 09, 2006 at 14:52

Thursday, Mar 09, 2006 at 14:52
Had the gearbox out on our 78 series Troopy at around 180,000. (2 years ago) Put a new clutch in then but the old one was only 1/2 worn. Had a Subaru AWD once and new clutch was reqd at 50,000km - too many fast takeoffs on steep hills did that one in. No wheelspin so the clutch got slipped instead.

Interesting the prices for genuine clutchs for a Toyota as we put a heavy duty clutch kit in and the parts were approx $1,000.
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