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147 1.9 16V - stock clutch with a remap?

140HP version. A remap will supposedly get the car to 175-180HP, according to my tuner. How likely is it for the clutch to hold or is it a goner after some time?
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How old is your clutch at the moment?

Pretty common complaint for original clutches to give up within 10-15k of a remap... However if it's a newish clutch you might be alright...

I had mine remapped about 6k after having a new clutch fitted... 60k later and no signs of slippage yet!
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How old is your clutch at the moment?

Pretty common complaint for original clutches to give up within 10-15k of a remap... However if it's a newish clutch you might be alright...

I had mine remapped about 6k after having a new clutch fitted... 60k later and no signs of slippage yet!
Same here. New clutch and DMF at 65k, remapped at 75k (ish) and still ok so far. As recommended by Pud, I drive it like a Twin Spark using slightly higher revs between the gear changes rather than trying to boot it from 1500 and making everything unhappy.
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How old is your clutch at the moment?

Pretty common complaint for original clutches to give up within 10-15k of a remap... However if it's a newish clutch you might be alright...

I had mine remapped about 6k after having a new clutch fitted... 60k later and no signs of slippage yet!
Sorry for my late response, just got home. Unfortunately I have absolutely no clue regarding the age of my clutch. The car is at 90K miles right now, no signs of wear (knocks on wood) on the clutch. The car has been serviced at an Alfa dealership till around 50K miles after which I lack history all the way till 80K miles . From then on, I have complete history, but nothing regarding clutch. My guess is, either original or it has been changed during the service history gap. Can I realistically have a stock clutch at that mileage? I drive very forgiving to mu clutch. The top gear low rpm floor it test showed no slippage.
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Sorry for my late response, just got home. Unfortunately I have absolutely no clue regarding the age of my clutch. The car is at 90K miles right now, no signs of wear (knocks on wood) on the clutch. The car has been serviced at an Alfa dealership till around 50K miles after which I lack history all the way till 80K miles . From then on, I have complete history, but nothing regarding clutch. My guess is, either original or it has been changed during the service history gap. Can I realistically have a stock clutch at that mileage? I drive very forgiving to mu clutch. The top gear low rpm floor it test showed no slippage.
If you are not willing to replace the clutch, then I would avoid remapping it. If you're happy to take the risk, get a remap done as it makes a massive difference to these engines.
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If you are not willing to replace the clutch, then I would avoid remapping it. If you're happy to take the risk, get a remap done as it makes a massive difference to these engines.
Spot on. I'm willing to get a remap, but not a new clutch as well. It's an unfortunate thing, since I really want more performance, but I'll guess I'll deal somehow with out it. It's not like it's slow
I just cleaned the EGR valve and treated my engine with a properly closing thermostat. It is a nippy car.
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