The Correct Procedure For Break-In The New Clutch


Mantic Organic and Cerametallic clutches are high-performance options that require a special break-in procedure. The same procedure should be followed for our 9000 series clutch kits and our ER² single disc clutch kits.

The proper break in procedure is critical to the clutch’s operation, longevity, and overall performance. To get the most torque out of the clutch, give it plenty of time to “Bed or Wear In.” This allows some of the friction material from the discs to transfer to the intermediate plates and Flywheel surface. Provides a constant coefficient of friction throughout the clutch.

The proper break in procedure is critical to the operation, longevity, and overall performance of the clutch. Allow plenty of time for the clutch to “Bed or Wear In” to allow some of the friction material from the discs to transfer to the intermediate plates and flywheel surface. Ensures that the coefficient of friction remains constant throughout the clutch.

Failure to bed in the clutch may result in material glazing, causing shudder, slippage, and noise during operation. Failure to properly “Bed or Wear In” the clutch will result in the clutch’s warranty being voided. Please review our Warranty Policy.

Some Advice on How to Properly Break-in your New Clutch

1. Get rid of riding the clutch.
This means you should avoid standing on your clutch for long periods of time. The clutch should either be left alone or fully depressed. Failure to do so results in the wear and tear of an expensive car part.
2. On a hill, do not use your clutch to keep from rolling back.
When driving uphill, it can be difficult to start and shift gears. Instead of using the clutch to keep your car from rolling backwards while parked on a hill, use the handbrake until you engage the clutch. Shift to first gear after engaging the clutch. Then, while pressing down on the throttle, release the clutch and handbrake.
3. When approaching stop signs, slow down.
You should start slowing down well ahead of traffic signs. This may save you from having to completely stop. This enables you to drop your clutch onto an already idling engine, preventing clutch slippage.
4. Gradually increase your speed.
When starting from a stop, try to keep the car’s RPMs low. Avoid slipping the clutch unnecessarily and preventing the engine from revving.

5. Do not use the clutch as breaks replacement.
Always use the clutch for its intended purpose. When downshifting, try to raise the RPMs of the car by engaging the throttle while releasing the clutch. Attempting to smooth out downshifting will help keep your clutch from wearing out.

6. Don’t change gears unless absolutely necessary.

7. Change gears properly.

It is critical to remember where the clutch’s biting point is. This will aid in the reduction of wear. The bite point is the point at which clutch plates collide. Car clamping points differ, so make sure you understand your make and model. Release the clutch pedal once the clutch has reached its biting point. When clutch slippage occurs, this prevents unnecessary wear and tear. Release the clutch pedal smoothly—neither too quickly nor too slowly.

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