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    135k on stock clutch, time to change??? (195k now)



    Yeah, so anyone have an estimated time it takes an experienced mechanic to pull the trans, install the clutch and reinstall the trans? I thought about tearing into the trans as well to check for worn components. Any suggestions on what to look at? Time won't be a factor, as i have 2 other cars to drive if it's down for a few days/weeks.

    It's a 2004 WRX, stock trans and clutch, 135k miles. List of parts i plan to replace:

    clutch
    pressure plate
    flywheel
    throwout bearing
    pilot bearing
    ???

    This will probably happen in or around May along with rebuilding my turbo or swapping to an STI turbo.
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    I went to my local subaru dealer and they quoted me at 9 hours to do the job at 90 bucks an hour.
    ...it takes less time to do a thing right, than it does to explain why you did it wrong...

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    i was quoted 500 for labor last i looked
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    Parts list is right. Don't forget a DP to turbo gasket too, as you'll need one. If the exhaust has never been off you may also need the center gasket, bolts, and nuts. I find it's easier to split the exhaust there when taking it off, and those parts are commonly corroded beyond reuse. Unless you have an aftermarket exhaust in which case you might be all right. I replaced all the supplied fasteners on my TXS turbo back with stainless so I can reuse them forever.

    I can do a clutch job in one of these cars in about 6-8 hours, so $500 for labor is about right. 9 hours at $90 is $810. I'd tell them that if they can't do this job in less than 9 hours they should hang it up. I can have it apart in 2 without the use of a lift. Another 4 or so to put it back together is about right, assuming you have all the parts on hand. 9 is highway robbery IMO.

    135k from the stock clutch? Are you sure? They usually only last 50-75k.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dhm8484 View Post
    I went to my local subaru dealer and they quoted me at 9 hours to do the job at 90 bucks an hour.
    I hope you didn't get it done there. It depends on the shop. I've seen a shop drop out a tranny in 25 mins before.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TKO Performance View Post
    135k from the stock clutch? Are you sure? They usually only last 50-75k.
    I'm at 121K on my stock clutch.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TKO Performance View Post
    Parts list is right. Don't forget a DP to turbo gasket too, as you'll need one. If the exhaust has never been off you may also need the center gasket, bolts, and nuts. I find it's easier to split the exhaust there when taking it off, and those parts are commonly corroded beyond reuse. Unless you have an aftermarket exhaust in which case you might be all right. I replaced all the supplied fasteners on my TXS turbo back with stainless so I can reuse them forever.

    I can do a clutch job in one of these cars in about 6-8 hours, so $500 for labor is about right. 9 hours at $90 is $810. I'd tell them that if they can't do this job in less than 9 hours they should hang it up. I can have it apart in 2 without the use of a lift. Another 4 or so to put it back together is about right, assuming you have all the parts on hand. 9 is highway robbery IMO.

    135k from the stock clutch? Are you sure? They usually only last 50-75k.
    Oh, i'm sure, unless the Subaru dealer i had a syncro replaced at 2 days after i bought it at 48k miles under warranty was really generous. They asked me if i wanted the clutch replaced for $950 and i said no. "It's going to cost $950 if the trans is already out?? That's whack." The 87k i've put on it has been basically all highway. That's my guess as to why it's lasted so long.

    Oh and i have a full 3" turboback with stainless hardware.

    So my other question, should i split the trans and check anything? Anyone?
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    That's entirely up to you. If the trans is fine I'd leave it alone. When just doing a clutch in one of these cars I just slide the trans rearward on the jack to get it out of the way. When I'm ready to reinstall it I slide it back forward and jack it up.

    The 5MT weighs about 200 lbs, so wrestling it onto the bench isn't exactly fun. It's a big, badly balanced, awkward load to move around. I'm strong as a bull and even I don't look forward to it.

    If you do decide to crack it make sure to get the gasket between the extension housing and the case, and have a tube of black RTV on hand.

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    Still haven't changed the clutch. Winning.
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    wow on a stock clutch??
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    Quote Originally Posted by powder View Post
    Still haven't changed the clutch. Winning.
    You obviously know how to drive a manual correctly.

    Anyone who burns out a clutch in less than 100k can't drive for ****.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Trainrex View Post
    You obviously know how to drive a manual correctly.

    Anyone who burns out a clutch in less than 100k can't drive for ****.
    agreed. the only car i've ever needed a clutch replaced in was an 89 integra that i had in high school. that was still after teaching my mom, brother and most of my friends how to drive stick in too and it still lasted to about 160k.

    either way, congrats to the OP.
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    Also agreed...only clutch in any car I've had that fried was my e36 318i...and my buddy fried it by completely riding the clutch going up a hill. Moron.
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