Blue Print has clutches covered

The Blue Print range of clutch kits includes 830 plus part numbers which cover nearly 2,200 Asian and American applications. It also includes comprehensive ranges of clutch cables, hoses, master cylinders and slave cylinders. Plus, all Blue Print clutch kits are covered by a Three Year, ‘No Quibble’ Unlimited Mileage Warranty against manufacturing defects, giving you complete peace of mind.

Being the market leader for Asian and American vehicle parts, it’s also imperative that Blue Print keep an incredibly close eye on vehicle recalls, manufacturer service bulletins and OE parts that have been identified to fail prematurely. In every instance, Blue Print parts are up-rated, tested and superseded to ensure the fault has been rectified.

One example of this is the clutch on the 1.0 Toyota Aygo (KGB10, 1KR-FE), which also fits the Peugeot 107 and the Citroen C1.

Drivers began to complain about clutch slip, clutch noise, an abnormal smell, and total failure of the OE clutch was happening regularly around 40,000 miles. In response to this Toyota issued a bulletin saying that all clutch replacements on this vehicle should be conducted using a larger clutch assembly, replacing the original 180mm clutch with a larger 190mm clutch (with increased clutch cover mass), to rectify the premature noise and wear issues.

Blue Print clutch kit ADT330246 for the Aygo, 107 and C1, is supplied with the larger diameter clutch.
However, this didn’t completely solve the issue because the clutch on the Aygo, 107 and C1 doesn’t have an automatic clutch pedal, free play adjuster. Free play in the clutch pedal reduces significantly on new vehicles and following on from the original bulletin, Toyota issued another stating that clutch pedal free play, must be checked and adjusted at every service interval (9,000 miles). Essentially, as the amount of free play in the pedal
reduces, so does the amount of pressure applied by the clutch cover, which therefore speeds up wear.

So, when carrying out a service or fitting Blue Print’s Clutch Kit ADT330246 on an Aygo, 107 or C1, make sure you check the clutch pedal free play and adjust as necessary.

New to Range Clutch Kits:
ADK83061 – Suzuki SX4, Fiat Sedici 1.9DT 2006>
ADG030218 – Hyundai iX35 2.0DT 2010>
ADN130234 – Nissan Qashqai/Qashqai+2 2.0i 2006>, X-Trail 2.0i 2007>
ADT330291- Toyota RAV4 2.2DT 2005>2013
ADT330290 – Toyota RAV4 2.2DT 2005>2013
ADN130244 – Nissan X-Trail 2.0DT 2007> Renault Koleos 2.0DT 2008>

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Published on: February 19, 2015

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