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    Default Would anyone buy a used clutch?

    I'm having the flywheel and clutch replaced tomorrow, but there's absolutely nothing wrong with the clutch. I'm having it replaced as it's out to get the DMF replaced so seems to make sense. Is it worth trying to sell the old clutch or would it be too worn? Surely some can last for hundreds of thousands of miles and I'd sell it much cheaper than a new one. I've done 87600 miles mainly motorway.

    Should I just ask for it anyway to make sure that the garage actually change it and just don't put the old one back on and charge me for a new one...? Not that I don't trust my local garage...

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    In a word Never..

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    About as often as I'd buy used engine oil.

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    If there's nothing wring with it why replace it? (I know why but do you see my point?) and no I'd never buy one
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    No chance

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    Just wondering if someone desperate wanted one for cheap/free. There are about 72 used clutches for sale on ebay so people must buy them. Just seems a shame to waste it when there's probably plenty of life left in it, but why take the risk if you're not fitting it yourself? I'll just let the garage to whatever they want with it.

    I'd certainly never buy one myself. It just got me thinking if there were people out there who do... and obviously you don't so that's good.

    It's a bit different to used engine oil though!

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    i would lol seen as my g/box just cost me 550 quid and if it needs a clutch thats an extra 220 quid so a free one with life left i would have

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    ABout as much as you would buy a used timing belt!
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    Ive never heard of a clutch lasting hundreds of thousands of miles lol. Your car is probably on its second one going on third when you replace it.

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    I doubt it. My Citroen lasted over 164000 miles and was just starting to slip. My car's only 4 years old. I wouldn't expect to have to replace the clutch every 40k. That would be every 18 months for me...

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