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    70k miles and its started to go...

    well after 70k miles the clutch has started slip, and the release bearing makes a screeching noise when pulling away when hot. its handled the cs3 well for nearly 30k miles. time for an upgrade i think, can any1 recommend me a clutch that doesnt cost an abolsute bomb, and is pretty street useable. plus its also going to have to handle cs4/phase 3.5 power levels too in the next month or so. im thinking along the lines of a courteney clutch, but having read through some old posts it appears some ppl have had problems.

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    ....at least your not moaning about the great mileage you;ve had from the standard clutch....70k pretty good

    What do courtenay recommend ???

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    dont they use one from the F28

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    yeah apparently its off a cavalier/calibra c20let. quite a few ppl seem happy with them, but a few hve had slippage problems from some posts on here. any1 know if it comes with a release bearing?

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    My car will occasionally make a bit of a screeching noise when pulling away - usually on a hill. I guess that is the release bearing? Mine has done around 68k now and AFAIK its still on the original.
    Am hopefully going for CS3 soon, so may as well go for an uprated one rather than another standard.

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    been running lots of power in mine for ages now, car is 2.5 years old 80k, first clutch and still running well. What sort of money are you looking at spending on the clutch? A few people are using the Helix ones think about £250ish, I will fit one when mine finally gives out. Perhaps the rwyb at the pod on the 4th November will see it through lol
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    DOH, double post

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    Any idea how much a standard one is? Was expecting it to be around the £200 mark? So £250 for an uprated one sounds good.

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    i had the courtenay one it lasted 2mths then couldnt afford to put the car bk on the road for 4mths now have the regal one no problems regreted not just spending the extra money in the first place will probabley put a brand new one in again when the new engine and semi straight cut box goes in its a 3 hour job by a good mechanic
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    oh and im running a custom map from regal bit more than 3.5 but less than 4
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