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Hello - has anyone had a problem with GT86 clutch burned out prematurely? Mine is an orange 2013 reg, rode 18800 miles, clutch burned out & now facing £980 bill.

Prior to that, I had a battery replaced (covered by warranty) and mine is subject to the recent product recall relating to ABS. I had my car serviced by a Toyota dealer in year 1 and came back with a squeaky break. Love the car but worried it's costing me lots. I don't take mine to the track (if I want to drift, I use the race course's GT86) just drive from home to work and got the car to have an everyday fun experience. No, I don't coast or break harshly.
 

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My two cents: clutch wear happens during slippage, not when it's fully engaged or disengaged (but there may be exceptions). And especially when feeding it a lot of power during slippage.
So the three scenarios I can think of would be
- frequent use of power while half clutch (of the kind where you think 'but should it not be able to handle that?')
- setup problem causing incomplete engagement. (why I'm wary of lowering clutch pedal)
- hardware fault. Maybe hydraulic.
 

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I've just had clutch failure because of no hydraulic fluid - see my post under faults and fixes section.

Hope you can get it fixed without all that expense
 

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Are you sure the clutch is burnt out?
Modern clutches usually last for ages unless abused (like leaving your foot resting on the pedal or slipping it too much) Back in 1998 I got a 2.0 petrol VW Passat estate that I used for commuting into London and towing my racecar at weekends and sold that at 6 years old and 165,000 miles still on the original clutch
 
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