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Offline jl-c

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Clutch in MTA gearbox - longevity?
« on: November 04, 2021, 12:19:27 pm »
Hello, the title says it all really. Has anyone on here changed their clutch on a Abarth 500 MTA? Ours is on 65,000m give or take and I was thinking to get the box rebuilt , new seals etc and if in there new clutch? Am I being OTT? It is my Wifes car so I try to pre-empt any issues we may have. What sort of milage should I be thinking of to do a rebuild? I am aware that as an automated gear box the clutch cannot be slipped or ridden as the driver has no input to it as per a manual car, but just seeking the collective wisdom of forum users. Thank you.   :thumb:
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    Re: Clutch in MTA gearbox - longevity?
    « Reply #1 on: November 04, 2021, 04:07:47 pm »
    The clutch itself is the same as in the manual car, just the operation is via solenoid and hydraulic valve instead of a pedal.

    Does it slip under load? Release bearing noisy?

    Much the same for the gearbox, is it playing up etc?

    I would not think a rebuild would be necessary if the gearbox oil and dualogic hydraulic oil are changed regularly and up to level.

    There are recalibration routines for the MTA system in 'Multiecuscan' software if you are having problems. :thumb:

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    Re: Clutch in MTA gearbox - longevity?
    « Reply #2 on: November 05, 2021, 01:08:33 pm »
    Good to heat you have done 65k with the MTA.  I have just bought a 2021 nearly new 595 competizione and wondered how long the gearbox will last, as I only do about 3-4k a year this makes me believe I'll have many happy years with it!
    Loving it so far. Definitely prefer to drive using the paddles and my GF prefers auto mode... Suits us both

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    Re: Clutch in MTA gearbox - longevity?
    « Reply #3 on: November 05, 2021, 01:32:54 pm »
    Thank you both. No, no issues yet just ( asI said ) I am just trying to prempt any issues. I know they will happen but was just trying to find out when it was likely  :)  I am all for preventative than wait until it breaks, then fix it. Guess if no one has had to change the clutch in a MTA due to wear then ours will have to be the guinea pig  :o  Spewy1, sounds as if you have many trouble free years ahead of you ? =D
    I will try to remember to recall and update this thread as and when anything untowards happens.  :whistle:
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    Re: Clutch in MTA gearbox - longevity?
    « Reply #4 on: November 05, 2021, 01:38:08 pm »
    No idea if it's the same or not, but on the Alfa Selespeed the main things which failed were the solenoids rather than the clutch. Prob not worth replacing those until they start to give problems though, if they ever do.

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    Re: Clutch in MTA gearbox - longevity?
    « Reply #5 on: November 05, 2021, 01:48:17 pm »
    No idea if it's the same or not, but on the Alfa Selespeed the main things which failed were the solenoids rather than the clutch. Prob not worth replacing those until they start to give problems though, if they ever do.


    sounds good to me, especially the "if they ever do" bit  =D
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    Re: Clutch in MTA gearbox - longevity?
    « Reply #6 on: November 24, 2021, 07:42:38 pm »
    If it aint broke, don't do anything :-)

    I had the box out and fitted a new sensor and while it was out a new clutch. I think it was around 50k KM. The sensor failed and it needed doing as it would not select a gear.

    Clutch was fine and was only changed due to box being out anyway.

     

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