CLUB “CAR LOVE”
Among the overseas units, which are readily bought by those owners of domestic cars who are afraid of fakes or simply do not trust our manufacturers, clutch is one of the most popular. They are about two to three times more expensive than Russian counterparts. Driving disks for “Lada”, “Samar”, “Muscovites” cost 700–1000 rubles, for VAZ 2110 - one and a half times more expensive, for “Volga” with ZMZ-402 - about a thousand, and with sixteen-valve engines - 1300–1800 rubles . About how much they ask for pressure discs (“baskets”), release bearings - half the price.
Unlike Russian manufacturers, foreigners offer parts not only separately, but also in sets - driven disk, “basket” and release bearing in one package, that is, as repairmen say, the clutch assembly. A kit is usually slightly cheaper than three parts purchased separately. For “Lada” and “Samar” - 1, 500–2, 000 rubles, for “ten” - 20–30% more expensive, for “Volga” with carburetor engines - 1, 800–2500 rubles, and owners of GAZ 3110 with ZMZ-406 will have to pay twice more.
Import clutch on the “Oka” is hard to find. In Moscow, for example, on the shelves there is only a product of the Krafttech company - the packaging number is W0160E. For Svyatogor with the F3R engine they sell the original Valeo clutch - designation 826202.
On cars with solid mileage, it is advisable to change the clutch assembly. Even if only the disk is worn out, and the bearing with the “basket” is still normal, it’s better not to save - spend more time and money on re-dismantling the box. If the machine has passed a little, you can limit yourself to replacing the slave drive. It is desirable that he be the same company as the "basket".
Clutch life is highly dependent not only on the parts manufacturer, but also on the driving style. Some "roll" disks for 20-30 thousand km, while others have more than a hundred thousand nodes.