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Old 03-05-2018, 02:16 AM
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If its not been replaced do u reckon i can talk the honda dealer into changing it before sale. Or maybe money off.
At £500 plus labour I doubt it very much.
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When you test drive it check the bite point, mine is on 102k and the bite point is pretty much at the top. It all depends how it has been driven.
I am getting it changed with Honda OEM parts and been quoted £850 for parts and labour.
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Originally Posted by senninha1994 View Post
When you test drive it check the bite point, mine is on 102k and the bite point is pretty much at the top. It all depends how it has been driven.
I am getting it changed with Honda OEM parts and been quoted £850 for parts and labour.
im tore now wether to look at the car. Dont want a 1000 bill after buying it.
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As people have said, I t’s almost impossible to say though, unless you know how the car has been driven all its life. You may find one on 60k miles and needing a clutch. Mines on 125k and the clutch is still good (touch wood).
Also, make sure you get all the suspension checking for seized bolts if you are worried about large bills later on.
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I changed clutch at 93k and it was mullered.
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Decided not to get the car. Was from a honda dealer and they wanted 500 pounds more than advertised to fix the issues with the car. So back looking it is.
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Sorry that one did not work out for you!

On the clutch, they certainly tend to wear more on this car than many. First reason is the fact that it is low tq, meaning you will tend to slip the clutch a tad more. main reason is the way these cars are typically driven. I autox and mine went completely at about 125000 miles. Not sure if the previous owner ever changed it, but he also autox'd it for 5 years. On STR setup with good tires, there are a lot of very hard launches on them, so that is not uncommon.

On most other cars, especially FWD, if you replace a clutch that soon you simply are not driving it right. I normally see upwards of 150,000 - 200,000 miles on a clutch on other cars I own or have owned.
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Originally Posted by senninha1994 View Post
When you test drive it check the bite point, mine is on 102k and the bite point is pretty much at the top. .
Bite pint or engagement point? Clutch engagement point can be adjusted on the s2k... I got mine on 38k with the clutch biting right at the top so I assumed it was mullered, then adjusted the clutch and now on 66k it's still fine...
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