My clutch has been slipping for the last ~5000kms and is slowly getting that little bit worse bit by bit. I have changed my driving so that i put as little strain on the clutch as possible (read as no longer driving like a hoon) and tried to nurse it for as long as possible. The slipping is only really noticeable if i get up it from low revs.
My question is can my clutch last long enough for me to scrounge more $$ so that the lex gets a new engine instead of a new clutch? I dont drive that much as I dont drive to work so it only gets driven a couple of times a week (200kms a week at most). If it can make it another 6 months or even the end of the year i think i can scrounge the money for a new engine.
How long is a piece of string....
Maybe not helpful but its an open ended question.
How bad is it slipping? Does it slip under accelleration or just during gear changes?
If your slipping under clutch changes you might get 10K out of it or you might get less its all relative to how much you allow it to slip.
If its slipping under acceleration you might get a few thousand km but chances are you'll end up on the side of the road with a unusable drivetrain!
If it was me I would get a personal loan and do what you need because its allot more expensive when gear fails over preventative maintanance. (towing ect)
Are you going to do it yourself or pay Lexus to do it?
or a clutch/brake garage to do it??
..on an old Ford Escort/Datsun rally car you'd just push the clutch down while the service crew shook up a bottle of Coke and squirted it up the bell-housing drain....