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    What got done?
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    Consuming too much oil so brand new motor just went in and also replaced clutch.

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    How much oil was it using? And tells us about the clutch. Haven't heard of too many replacements on stock and normally driven cars.
    How many miles on the original motor? How long did you wait for the replacement.

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    It was eating over 2 times the allotted consumption is all I know.
    The motor had 20875 miles and had the R28 and R29 done.
    Dropped the car off 8/27/21 and just got done today.
    Car is still under warranty till 2023 so motor was covered.
    I noticed the clutch was going bad when hitting the gas on the highway, RPMs would jump up and then drop back down. The flywheel was toast also but flywheel came with the motor.

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    Thank you. They got the new motor in and done pretty quick. I remember the horror stories a couple years ago of people waiting weeks or months. Interesting about that clutch though. Failures pretty rare on non tracked cars, especially with the low mileage you have.

    So no hassles with warranty? Oil change receipts etc - I guess your dealer had those records. Good for you. Good to hear of good service for once.
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    No issues with warranty. Had all oil changes done at the dealer.

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    How long should a stock clutch last?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sniper View Post
    How long should a stock clutch last?
    On a stock car? My understanding these are pretty robust, so I would think 50,000 miles at least. Unless you're doing burnouts, or drag racing, etc. But normal street driving, a long time.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sniper View Post
    No issues with warranty. Had all oil changes done at the dealer.
    How often did you get the oil changed? Did they hold you to the 3000 miles or every 6 month requirement stated in the owners manual?

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    Quote Originally Posted by swexlin View Post
    On a stock car? My understanding these are pretty robust, so I would think 50,000 miles at least. Unless you're doing burnouts, or drag racing, etc. But normal street driving, a long time.
    Heck wayyyy more than that if not abused. At its core its a manual transmission clutch.. not one of the DCTs that burn clutches in reverse.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gen5snake View Post
    How often did you get the oil changed? Did they hold you to the 3000 miles or every 6 month requirement stated in the owners manual?
    I had it changed within those specs at the dealer since I’ve owned it.

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    i have seen clutches go 150k miles if driven right, you can drive a car hard and run a clutch that far if driven right

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    I must be hard on clutches because I had to replace my clutch on my Gen 1 with twenty some thousand miles. LOL

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    That's actually not unreasonable if you run it hard and do a lot of short acceleration. I've only done one in 25 years and 37k miles. Didn't really need it, but just replaced at 22k when I did the Fidanza FW.
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    Beating the hell out of your car doesn't kill the clutch; you need to adjust your driving style. I had the stock clutch in another performance car last 210k miles with multiple TOTD runs, track days, autocrosses, and general daily tomfoolery. I actually only had to change it because the TOB died, but it was just about down to the rivets by the time that I pulled it out.

    Less slip/throttle on take off, don't slip it when changing gears, and shift a bit higher in the RPM range when DDing. Clutches tend to like being slapped around a bit - they like it rough - but there's a fine line between having some rough fun with it and outright abusing it. I've seen people kill performance clutches by babying them too much, as well. They need a little heat in them just like with performance brake pads.
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    Did they give you a brand new engine?
    Or rebuilt the existing one?

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    Brand new engine.

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    Does anyone know what the warranty should be on new engine?

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    Its only 2 years unfortunately...

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    How do they test the engine for too much oil consumption ? I know these cars use oil but how much is too much?
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    I believe they do an oil consumption test. Change oil, mark the drain plug so it can't be removed, run it XXX miles, drain and measure. From another owner I've spoken to that had their motor replaced, he told me the limit was 1qt missing in 1k miles was the threshold for replacing the motor. Can't say that's accurate for sure, but that's what I was told.
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    They did some kind of seal on the oil drain plug so they knew it wasn’t tampered with and had me drive it for 1000 miles. All I was told was in that 1000 miles, it consumed over twice as much oil allowable.

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    Congrats on the new car!!


 
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