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Old 05-12-2018, 03:34 AM
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Hello all, I am new to the forum. I have a 2010 HHR LS with 109k on the clock and I was curious what members in the group have seen out of the factory clutch? I performed a few searches but didn't come up with much.

Also, what aftermarket fluids are you all running in the manual trans? I'm guessing that it's time for a fluid change in it.
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Your Owner Manual has fluid info. See the link in my sig if you don't have one.

Don't know about clutch life, but not many members have posted about it.
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Welcome to the site, I’m an automatic guy, but someone will chime in soon!
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Your Owner Manual has fluid info. See the link in my sig if you don't have one.

Don't know about clutch life, but not many members have posted about it.

I know what fluid I can run but I was just curious which fluids work best for this transmission. For example, several guys on the Corvette forum run certain brands and had differing results in the T56 or TR6060 6 spd transmissions. I just wanted to make sure that I wasn't going to add something that would cause me problems. I should have really been more specific on that one. Sorry guys.
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Clutch life expectancy is hard to answer, that really depends on the driver(s) & their skill-set.
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I guess reading the Owner Manual is just too much.

From page 7-10 of the 2010 Owner Manual, it doesn't care what brand of DEXRON VI you use.

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I guess reading the Owner Manual is just too much.

From page 7-10 of the 2010 Owner Manual, it doesn't care what brand of DEXRON VI you use.

Why are you attacking me? Did you even read my post above? I know what fluids are suggested. You can also run gear oils in these transmissions. I just had no idea if someone else was doing this here or not. Sheesh man....
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Clutch life expectancy is hard to answer, that really depends on the driver(s) & their skill-set.
Oh definitely. I was more asking to come up with an average. Some folks just shouldn't be allowed near a standard.
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Oh definitely. I was more asking to come up with an average. Some folks just shouldn't be allowed near a standard.

I understand & so true. OK, I recall a long time member that used his HHR to make deliveries, & he stated he got about 200,000 miles on his engine, clutch setup, & trans.



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I understand & so true. OK, I recall a long time member that used his HHR to make deliveries, & he stated he got about 200,000 miles on his engine, clutch setup, & trans.



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Wow, that is impressive. The most I have gotten out of factory clutch in anything was in an S2000. I was at around 144k mi.when I sold the car. Mostly highway but a few drag strip trips in there.
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