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Old 06-27-2006, 05:53 PM   #1
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Dose anyone know what the life expectancy is on a NG900 Clutch is?

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Obviously there are lots of variables. Mine went until 88k or so. I would say that a spiritedly driven turbo car would be at least 80k, but don't plan on too much over 120k.
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it really depends, stock clutches can last upwards of 150k miles if its drive monstly on the highway, and babied when driven on. Mine started slipping on hard 1st to 2nd gear shifts around 93k miles. It could have lasted longer if I didnt beat on it, but whats the fun in that?
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I'm sure there are people who've DIYed this, but realistically, for a pro (which my father is - he's done it time and time again) in a Saab, how difficult is a clutch replacement? How many hours of labor for a 30 year vet?
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Mine went at about 105k miles. Me and a buddy took about 8hrs to replace my clutch ourselves but we were both rather hungover and its ALOT harder dealing with that damn clutch cable.
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Old 06-28-2006, 04:34 AM   #6
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I have 144,000 miles on the original clutch of a 2000 Viggen. The driving is almost all highway, 100 miles a day. The clutch chatters a bit, but still seems to hold fine.

I don't use the clutch much, since I drive 2 miles to the freeway, then 47 freeway miles, then 1 mile to my office. I hope it might last another year, which would be 25,000 or so more miles.
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that's alot of miles for a viggen. I've a 99' and only 117k and I thought I drive alot!!!
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I have 144,000 miles on the original clutch of a 2000 Viggen. The driving is almost all highway, 100 miles a day. The clutch chatters a bit, but still seems to hold fine.

I don't use the clutch much, since I drive 2 miles to the freeway, then 47 freeway miles, then 1 mile to my office. I hope it might last another year, which would be 25,000 or so more miles.
chatter doesnt sound good, yo. if you get software, then youll be wanting a new clutch somethin serious.
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with a friend i can do a clutch swap in about 4 hours, and thats in a garage on jack stands...not on a fancy shmancy lift
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with a friend i can do a clutch swap in about 4 hours, and thats in a garage on jack stands...not on a fancy shmancy lift
see, now im gonna call you when i have to do mine.
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hehe ok...i mean its not a 9-5 cough NICK cough.

only thing is..I wanna drive the VIG...preferably before the clutch swap, or after the new one has been broken in
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i think i might be able to work something out, i'll have to consult with the car first, of course.
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haha ok....dont worry, I'll drive it how a VIGGEN is supposed to be driven!
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