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Afternoon all,

Just a quick question - does anyone know if a clutch needs bedding in at all? I've just had a new Valeo one fitted and wasn't sure how best to treat it for the next week or so.

On a nice note, my heavy clutch pedal is now completely cured since getting the clutch done :thumbup:
 

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Well changed mine a month ago (sachs uprated) the package said 500 miles bed in.
Anyways the clutch stopped smelling after a week of non sprinted driving
 

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Two mating surfaces always need time to bed in. Think of brake pads and discs.

Same applies to a flywheel and clutch.
 

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I have never noticed much need to bed in a clutch myself...

I would just drive the car normally.

You might get a few odd smalls, from oil on the flywheel or from other fuilds spilled during the clutch change but they shouldn't be too severe.
 

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Ok, thought as much! Shes done a grand total of 20 miles during my drive home today and there were some smells here and there. The light clutch pedal is a luxury after a few months of ownership with it being heavy.
 

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Clutches getting heavy are just the metal fingers usually getting metal fatigue and stiffening up.
Once you get a new one the clutch fingers are much more flexible.
 
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