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I have the 2004 Honda Accord V-6 with the six speed 3.0 litre engine.

To my knowledge, the clutch in my car is the original one, and my car is getting close to 82,000 miles on the odometer. I always drive the car very carefully, I will drive fast for pleasure, but I never do things like burnouts and clutch dumps or anything like that. About two years ago when I purchased the vehicle, I learned how to drive manual transmission in the car. I imagine that I did not do it any favors while I was learning, however that was the only time any real wear and tear were put on the clutch. I also live in the Seattle area, so hill starts are an everyday thing. I was told I could reduce clutch wear by useing the handbrake trick, but I have always opted to do it the old fashioned way.

Other then that, I am just wondering how long it might be before I have to have the clutch replaced. Any ideas what the timeline is on one of these cars?
 

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Put it in 1st, and let go of the clutch slowly.
If it stalls out...good, if not it may soon need replacement.
I had a civic with nearly 175k miles on the original clutch, but my wife's corolla needed one by100k.
I think it has alot to do with driving style (she tends to ride the clutch alot)

Most transmition shops will tell you 50-60K miles (I wonder why?):dunno:
 

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I replaced my 6-6's clutch at 89,000 miles (about two months ago). It did not need to be replaced per se, but since the throwout bearing was going out I decided to do it anyways (along with the pressure plate and flywheel). From my observations, the disc had about 25% left in it. I am not saying that your clutch has anywhere near the same wear. Maybe more, maybe less. As was mentioned, everyone's driving style is different. I have seen cars with 200K that are still on the original clutch. As long as the feel or operation isn't different, you shouldn't have to worry about it for awhile.
 

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Put it in 1st, and let go of the clutch slowly.
If it stalls out...good, if not it may soon need replacement.
All of my manual cars haven't stalled when I did this. Even when they were brand new from the dealer...

I don't see why I car with a good clutch would stall. :dunno:
 

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All of my manual cars haven't stalled when I did this. Even when they were brand new from the dealer...

I don't see why I car with a good clutch would stall. :dunno:
If you are putting your car into 1st gear and letting the clutch out all of the way, the car should stall! Are sure sure you didnt test this theory while it was in Neutral?
 

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depends on how you drive it. I bought mine at 76k and the clutch was terrible. had to replace it at 77k. the previous owner must have been pretty abusive.
 

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I also live in the Seattle area, so hill starts are an everyday thing. I was told I could reduce clutch wear by useing the handbrake trick, but I have always opted to do it the old fashioned way.
What is the old fashioned way, dump the clutch and give it good gas to make up for the force of gravity? While stopped, it's better to ease up on the clutch till is starts to bite before you start gassing.
 

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I am still driving with the original clutch at 218k miles with my 2.4 I4. I am betting my clutch is in better shape than my synchros.
 
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I have the 2004 Honda Accord V-6 with the six speed 3.0 litre engine.

To my knowledge, the clutch in my car is the original one, and my car is getting close to 82,000 miles on the odometer. I always drive the car very carefully, I will drive fast for pleasure, but I never do things like burnouts and clutch dumps or anything like that. About two years ago when I purchased the vehicle, I learned how to drive manual transmission in the car. I imagine that I did not do it any favors while I was learning, however that was the only time any real wear and tear were put on the clutch. I also live in the Seattle area, so hill starts are an everyday thing. I was told I could reduce clutch wear by useing the handbrake trick, but I have always opted to do it the old fashioned way.

Other then that, I am just wondering how long it might be before I have to have the clutch replaced. Any ideas what the timeline is on one of these cars?
Mister, I may not have the most helpful answer of the bunch but I can tell you this. I am definitely looking for a 7th gen V6 cause I think it is still the most beautiful Accord of the last 20 years atleast!
 

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I am still driving with the original clutch at 218k miles with my 2.4 I4. I am betting my clutch is in better shape than my synchros.
WOW! That has to be some kind of record....
 

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I am the 4th owner of my car so I can't be sure the clutch was never replaced. However, I am fairly certain that I am still on the original clutch at 158,400 miles. It still works fine and I do not go easy on it a lot of the time. Also, this was my first manual car and I stalled the hell out of it and grinded gears about 100 times before I got it down but it still works fine. I am convinced Honda manual drivetrains are bulletproof.

I already have a replacement clutch for when this one fails. It's lookin like that won't be for at least another 50,000 miles though. :thumbsup:
 

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WOW! That has to be some kind of record....
I had a '92 4Cyl 5sp Accord sedan with 275,000 miles on it with the original clutch when I sold it. I bought it with 42,000 miles on it.

I also had a '97 Accord 5spd sedan with 205,000 miles on it with the original clutch when I sold it. I bought the car with 30,000 miles on it.

In my opinion, if you can't get 200k+ miles on a 4cyl 5sp Accord you don't know how to drive a manual transmission vehicle.

I am currently driving a '07 6-6 Accord sedan but only have around 71k miles on it. I bought it with 29k miles on it and had to replace the clutch & flywheel within 1k miles after buying it (during the 3rd gear TSB transmission reapair, I had them inspect the clutch because it had a very rough take compared to my two previous 5sp Accords. As I suspected, the verdict came in for a replacement). The previous owner clearly didn't know how to drive a manual transmission vehicle.
It will be interesting to see how long this 6-6 clutch lasts..... :)

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Some of you guys must abuse your clutch...I routinely drive in traffic and around Baltimore and the suburbs, I can't say I've owned a vehicle that needed a new clutch in all that time...I fully expect the clutch in this to go 200k plus, if it doesn't I will be very disappointed...
 

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If they are downshifting all the time and letting the clutch always act as the first break (vs. the wheel breaks) to slow down then yea, its possible to get half the mileage out of a clutch?
 

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Brake pads are cheaper than clutch disks!
 

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Weird things happen too. I had a 92 Civic clutch die at 188k and I drove it much easier than I do the Accord. One of the springs in the pressure plate simply snapped in two. I was wondering how long a clutch would last with this car. I keep expecting it to go, but I'm glad to hear there are others further down the road than me ?
 
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