Billet clutch bed in:
All clutches require a run in / bed in period. Failing to see this, may see the clutch flare / slip / overheat / and cause damage to your the clutch and dramatically shorten the clutch life.
In most cases we ask there to be 1000km of normal stop start driving, prior to any full power / high load type use.
We appreciate that this isn’t always possible, especially in the case of a competition only or non registered vehicles. So in these cases we suggest, light forward and reverse take offs (just off engine idle rpm) in a car park area or similar for 3 x 5 minute sessions, while allowing the clutch to cool between sessions for 15mins as we do not want to overheat the new clutch!.
After run in, be mind full of clutch flares (engine may over power the not fully bed in clutch and see RPM flares). This can overheat and rapidly damage the clutch
Always re- adjust the free play of the clutch pedal after run in period.
Always aim to have the take up / engagement point of the clutch at less than 40mm off the floor. This ensures there is always free travel at the top of pedal and the throw out bearing is not pre loading the clutch diaphragm fingers.
On higher HP sintered iron drag applications, we suggest additional to above , some initial practice launches only.. Then progress to 1/3rd track passes prior to full track passes. Don’t drive through a slipping clutch. If it slips, back off and let it cool before the next pass.
On higher hp sintered iron drift applications, we suggest additional to the above , some lower power initial runs, prior to full power runs
Contact us anytime for any further information or clarification of the above