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Average life in miles for 2nd Gen mini clutch

Thought I'd start a thread to see just how long the average in miles that clutches are lasting in 2nd gen minis. I'll start by posting my info:

Owner: Bruce
Year: 2007
Model: Mini Convertible base model
Transmission: 5 speed manual
Mileage / date at purchase: 116,185 on 07/16/2014
Mileage / date clutch broke: 116,679 on 08/08/2014
Total miles before clutch broke: No previous maintenance history available on car (bought from broker) so I have no idea how many miles were on the clutch before it broke.
Replaced with OEM parts or what brand?: Not sure yet.
What all was replaced: Not sure yet as it is being repair now and I will update once repair is done.
What was the total price: Not sure yet as it is being repair now and I will update once repair is done.
Who did the repair: Not sure yet. Car is sitting at local mechanic waiting for quote.
Notes / Story: The clutch burnt out at 116,679 miles on 08/08/2014. I purchased this car on 07/16/2014 with 116,185 miles. I bought the car from a local broker so there's no vehicles history so I'm not sure if clutch was ever replaced by the prior owner. I got 494 miles out of the car before the clutch wore out. Crazy rubber / plastic burning smell about 1 week before it went out but no noticeable slipping and then two days ago complete failure of the clutch. I guess I should have had a mechanic inspect the car prior to purchase! ugggh!!!

For the list I thought it would be helpful if people who have had clutch replacements in their minis list their information and story in this thread using the below template: So if you could copy and paste the below template into your post and fill out the info then I think it would be helpful for everyone to see.

Owner:
Year:
Model:
Transmission:
Mileage / date at purchase: xxxx miles on DD/MM/YYYY
Mileage / date clutch broke: xxxx miles on DD/MM/YYYY
Total miles before clutch broke:
Replaced with OEM parts or what brand?:
What all was replaced:
What was the total price:
Who did the repair:
Mostly how do you drive your car? around town, freeway, hard racing?:
Notes / Story:
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Driving school clutches can last 3000 miles sometimes!!
I did over 100000 miles on one and still going strong, you cant really say, it all depends on how the drivers use the car.
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Driving school clutches can last 3000 miles sometimes!!
I did over 100000 miles on one and still going strong, you cant really say, it all depends on how the drivers use the car.
Thanks very much for the reply. what year and model is your mini? do you autocross or race it at all or whats your typical driving? do others drive your car? thanks!
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Owner: Debbie
Year:2010
Model:Cooper
Transmission:6 speed
Mileage / date at purchase: 39000 miles on 07/05/2012
Mileage / date clutch broke: 63000 miles on 02/15/2014
Total miles before clutch broke: 63000
Replaced with OEM parts or what brand?: ?
What all was replaced: all but the flywheel (was told it was fine)
What was the total price: $2100
Who did the repair: Independent Auto Repair-specializes in European cars
Mostly how do you drive your car? around town, freeway, hard racing?: Around town mostly, plus numerous road trips
Notes / Story: Started slipping slightly in OD at 2100 rpms, between 5/6 gear. Actually surprised it was the clutch--caught it very early according to my mechanic.
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