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Old 11-10-2018, 07:40 PM   #1
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BReaking in a new clutch - random questions i couldn't find answers to

So Monday I had a South Bend Stage 2 daily clutch put in, and i intend to abide by the 400-500 mile break in period before putting more power down. I flashed to a Stage 0 tune to avoid putting too much boost down during this phase. base on ym reading, to avoid glazing you need to avoid going WOT and do lots of "city" driving as opposed to highway miles, which I take to mean as lots of shifting through the lower gears, during the break-in.

questions I thought of while putting my first 100 miles in:
- Does engine breaking (prolonged or not) put too much strain on a clutch that is breaking in?
- How much boost is too much? I have my Cobb AP measuring it and I was able to keep it below 7 psi for most of my drive, with the exception of one pull where i put 10.5 psi down briefly
- aside from the slipping, how does one know when a new clutch has been glazed?
- a little bit of a burning smell is to be expected, right?

thanks in advance - my first new clutch ever and i cant find answers that dont have contradicting info on other forums where this topic is discussed.
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Old 11-10-2018, 09:08 PM   #2
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My advice is to drive like a normal person for 500 miles. Engine braking won't harm anything. Expect a smell for a few days.
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Old 11-10-2018, 11:05 PM   #3
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No need to overthink it. Just drive like a normal, sane person for a while (I know how difficult this is).
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Old 11-11-2018, 12:20 AM   #4
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No need to overthink it. Just drive like a normal, sane person for a while (I know how difficult this is).
There was at least couple times I got in the car and just started driving around to put more miles on my clutch faster.
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Old 11-11-2018, 12:43 AM   #5
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No need to overthink it. Just drive like a normal, sane person for a while (I know how difficult this is).
Just wanna send it tho. Can tell that even with stock tune its engaging power better...
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Old 11-11-2018, 12:44 AM   #6
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There was at least couple times I got in the car and just started driving around to put more miles on my clutch faster.
I put on 130ish on today doing just that. Driving for driving sake, racking up miles.
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Old 11-11-2018, 08:24 AM   #7
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I was on the same boat a month or so ago with a SB stage 2 daily. It sucked because my drive to work was all highway. But basically I stayed out of boost as best I could, used some engine braking, shifted up and down a lot when driving and took the long way through town when I could to break it in. I think the main thing was not to just dump it or abuse it in any way that it might be inclined to slip. And yes, it really really sucked having to drive like a Norns same person for over 500 miles


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I don't think you need to do anything special...just don't slip the crap out of it or go drag racing. You can go WOT, the pressure plate is doing the work when you're in gear. One day of city driving and it's basically broken in.
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The best advice I got was to not rev match during the break in period and stay out of boost. Under 5 lbs basically.

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Why would rev matching be bad?
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I was really paranoid so I just played it safe. I mean I broke it in until 1k miles instead of 500, did as little downshifting as possible, stayed below 4k rpms and 5-8 psi. I spent too much money on it just to mess it up because I wanted to have fun a little earlier. Now I've got nearly 40k miles on it and it's given me 0 problems.
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Why would rev matching be bad?
The point is to mate the surfaces, the friction from different revs does this. When rev matching you eliminate this because they both at the same speed.
Prolly doesn't hurt, but it may speed up the process.

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