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#5: 01-05-2013, 01:29 PM
Title: Senior Contributor
Location: Chicago, IL
Car: 08' spec B
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Don't listen to experts telling you how long a specific clutch will hold in a car. Mazda's clutches supposidly go at 30k and I have 140k on mine and it holds strong like a MF. 80k on spec b, not a hint of slip at stage 1 power levels. By the way, that's the least of you problems. It's a ware item, just like brakes are, only with little bit better life expectancy least for some people . Make sure to start car when it's cold and was sitting overnight. Call dealer and tell him not to touch it before you arrive. When cold all sorts of shit comes out. Listen for wierd sounds, excessive vibrations at idle, whine from the alternator. Smoke from the it pure vapor or is it thick white smoke. Is tranny grinding at any gear? It would be more pronounced when cold. You know regular staff but I really advise on getting/paying someone who works on those cars to check it. Take is for a test drive to a shop that knows subaru. Compression test is a must IMO