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I have gone through a clutch on the Murcielago,
and it's time for me to change it.
I've heard that the stock clutch isn't so great, for it does not last long.

I understand that performance and durability usually go against each other,
but is there some aftermarket clutch that you guys recommend for the Murcielago?
Mine is slipping bad that it slips even in 6th gear :kiss:
 

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Hi,

to my knowledge there is no "off the shelf" Hign Performance CLutch for the Murcis. The way HP Lambo clutches come about is by taking a stock unit and having it modified (upgraded materials & springs) by one of the Racing Clutch Manufacturing Companies. This upgrading process is done to old (used) units because the cost of buying a new unit and then modifying it is cost prohibitive for all but the truly cost is no object type people. The way the process works is an existing unit is sent off to one of several Racing Clutch makers, they rebuild and modify the unit and ship it back. This can take from 2-6 weeks depending.

Regards, JRV
 

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Well this is the first clutch change on the Murci. The car is registered under my friend's name, and he's the "primary driver" on paper, while I'm the primary driver in real life :p

The car has gone through 3000km(only!), as my friend is not too familiar with driving a car with manual tranny. While he was re-learning how to drive an MT car, he would rev up to 6000rpm(not intentionally, giggles) and dump the clutch(yay!). Great car to learn to drive MT in isn't it? :evil:

So now he's more familiar with it, and as the clutch couldn't handle any more, it's time for a new clutch. So I guess I'll change the clutch for now, keep the old one and send to some Clutch Masters or ACT clutch? Or which company is more preferable for a Lambo clutch rebuild(refurbish)? Or do you guys not mention any names here? :D
 

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My god!
3000 kms !
For the money on the new clutch you or your friend could have bought a second hand manual (Civic, intergra, ect....) to play with before driving the Murci.
Of course money is not everything. But I'd hate to do that to my clutch.
I have had one clutch change in 3 years of ownership. Probably the single most expensive job done on car so far.
Now I baby my clutch. No more red light racing. Rolling starts only.
I soike to my mechanic and had aasked him before if I could use a carbon fibre clutch but he advised me to use the Lambo Valeo. So thats what I got now.
 

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Alright, this is great stuff.

I just called the shop which I left the Murcielago with,
supposed to be a pretty good performance shop in HK.

He said the total repair bill, including labour,
for the clutch repair is going to be somewhere in the HK$100,000+ region,
which equates to more than US$13,000-$20,000.

Which does not including fixing the damn front hydraulic lift system(whatever it's called),
as well as other minor problems.
So you want me to pay US$13,000 for a clutch repair?
That's more like a new tranny LOL.

I told him to hold, until he could give me the bill,
with all the parts and **** listed.
$13,000 you're right, I'd rather drive with a slipping clutch :D
 

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eric_lee said:
My god!
3000 kms !
For the money on the new clutch you or your friend could have bought a second hand manual (Civic, intergra, ect....) to play with before driving the Murci.
Of course money is not everything. But I'd hate to do that to my clutch.
I have had one clutch change in 3 years of ownership. Probably the single most expensive job done on car so far.
Well, personally I don't think it's me who burnt the clutch.
I'm a licensed racer myself and I know how to "preserve" a clutch.
Dunno what my friend did to it though LOL.

And please allow me to ask,
how much did your clutch change cost you when you changed it?
Was it a Murcielago also?
Cos US$13,000 does not sound like an ordinary clutch change to me.
Sure, that guy said he's gonna change everything,
which includes all the bearings and ****.

But dude, US$13,000?
Better give me 2 extra final drive gears too. :eek:
 

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I thought your Mucri should still be under warranty.
Although I think a clutch is a consumable and they will not honor a claim on that.
I had my clutch (Valeo type) fitted for my Diablo for HK$ 45000 which included a new pump and upgraded connector linkage.
But this was not done by the factory, it was done by an ex-Kingsway mechanic in Western that I have been using for some time.
 

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eric_lee said:
I thought your Mucri should still be under warranty.
Although I think a clutch is a consumable and they will not honor a claim on that.
I had my clutch (Valeo type) fitted for my Diablo for HK$ 45000 which included a new pump and upgraded connector linkage.
But this was not done by the factory, it was done by an ex-Kingsway mechanic in Western that I have been using for some time.
Thanks for your price quote.
I was expecting a bill of HK$50,000 so I guess your $45,000 was a good deal.
Hmm, so are there any mechanics in HK that you recommend?
Western, is it a company in HK too? Do you have the contact numbers?

I *was* going to bring it to Kingsway,
but then my friend said he knows the boss of the company,
so might as well give it a try.
Now we know that it's a rip-off.
 

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Before I bought my Diablo I had a F 348 and I had it serviced by Italian Motors but I was very disappointed by their service.
Everything was super expensive. I have never had a bill of less than HK10000. (even for general service).
Since then I have used this guy called Fred Li in Second St. Sai Ying Poon western. He has a small shop which put me off intially. But trust sort of developed when he did my f 348 for a leaking water tank. Italian motors wanted to replace the whole dam thing and it was of course expensive while Fred told me that all that was wrong was a loose plug screwre and had it replaced for next to nothing. So I started trusting him.
He is a very conservative guy and does not believe in doing mods for cars which makes me sad as I would have like to modify it a bit.
Call him his number is 2858-7848 and mention me (Dr. Lee with the Black Diablo). The other Diablo he has done was Leon Lai's (electric blue color).
Speak to him first and get a quote.
 

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Cool, thank you so much Eric.
I really appreciate your help.
If everyone is as nice and as helpful as you are,
the world would be such a lovely place. :)
 
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