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Old 09-12-2012, 09:17 AM   #29
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Originally Posted by suss6052 View Post
I would have to wonder how its possible on a transmission with a 150k service interval that you managed to need a new twin disk clutch pack in less than 12k miles. That was a service life of 8% of the initial estimate provided
Several others on the forum have had at least one clutch replaced at low mileage, like that "riderbike" guy that seems to be a "car guy."

And on a side note, manufacturer's recommended service intervals are often a joke. On Ford's 3V 4.6L V8 the spark plugs are supposed to be good for 100k miles, but if you don't change them by 50k they get carbon buildup on the threads and tend to break off in the head due to their poor design. The design was changed for '07 because of it.

Don't be surprised if the DCT clutches are changed in some way for '14.
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