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Hi All
If this has been asked, then i apologise, but a search has not given me the exact answer that i'm looking for.
I have been thinking about buying a 2.2 EX, circa '08 reg onwards, but after reading all the clutch horror stories, i'm now feeling a little less sure. Is this problem more prevalent on earlier models and if so have Honda improved it on later versions , or is it a re-occuring incident even on newer revisions.
Don't really want to factor in the cost of a new clutch + dmf soon after a possible purchase. I know the tried & tested method of testing for clutch slipping, and will be testing any potential car if i do decide on buying a ctdi.
Any advice grateful.
 

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My advice is if you want one get one, and then start saving for a CG Motorsport clutch and a remap from F6had above. Its what ive done. In fact this time tomorrow i will just have arrived in Leeds after a 5 hour drive to get a CG clutch in mine. Since i got Fahads stage 2 egr off map its a totally different beast. So much fun to drive fast and so economical to drive normally. I loved the car before the map and i cant describe how much I love it now. Cant wait to get the clutch so I can get all the power down every time i try. Price wise Fahad is £250-£300 but you would have to discuss this with him obviously and im paying £900 for the cg clutch.

There are reports on here of the new supposedly "better" Honda clutch slipping on the newer model as well.
 

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+1..... Ditto

Only since last year has the clutch been uprated to the 325 latest one. Still a bit early to tell if this has fixed the problem.
Honda must have replaced thousands with warranty claims, CG Motorsport have done lots of 6 paddle clutches.
Lee and I were amongst the first and they are still running fine dispite our high engine outputs being thrown at the paddles!

A hard driven CTDi will need one of these sooner or later.
 

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Lee is being kind to his motor at the moment, he's letting his wife drive it.

Although thinking about it, that might not be too kind. :rolleyes:
 

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From Honda's point of view, what on earth are they playing at with these clutches? It's not like it's a new problem, the car has been out since 2006/2007. Must of cost them a fortune in warranty claims, etc.

VW, Ford, Vauxhaull all seem to do fine with clutches on there derv models.
 

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Trying to keep there dealerships busy?????
 

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From Honda's point of view, what on earth are they playing at with these clutches? It's not like it's a new problem, the car has been out since 2006/2007. Must of cost them a fortune in warranty claims, etc.

VW, Ford, Vauxhaull all seem to do fine with clutches on there derv models.
trust me they dont! im on a few diesel tuning forums and everywhere you look people report clutch dmf and dpf issues. the only car i can find without an internet reported transmission issue is mercedes

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trust me they dont! im on a few diesel tuning forums and everywhere you look people report clutch dmf and dpf issues. the only car i can find without an internet reported transmission issue is mercedes

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VW, Ford, Vauxhaull all seem to do fine with clutches on there derv models.
I looked at a variety of cars before I settled on my Civic and looking through the history of some of them, I saw a handful of different cars that had clutch and DMF replacements pretty early on.

Even my old 1.4 TDCI Fiesta had the clutch replaced within the first two years of it being new by a previous owner and they are hardly torque heavy :rolleyes:
 

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At least you will get it replaced under warranty with the latest 325 one.

Figures crossed you should be OK with that.
 
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trust me they dont! im on a few diesel tuning forums and everywhere you look people report clutch dmf and dpf issues. the only car i can find without an internet reported transmission issue is mercedes

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Maybe so, but not as many as our cars, and certainly not anywhere near as many when in standard form. it's obviously a problem, why haven't they sorted?
 

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Maybe so, but not as many as our cars, and certainly not anywhere near as many when in standard form. it's obviously a problem, why haven't they sorted?
They did with pge 315...revised pge 305 original.
Which also failed.
Now they are on pge 325 ;)
 
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