Date registered: Dec 2004
Vehicle: 300TE 4-Matic 300GD
Location: Oslo Norway
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RE: 110 - 190db clutch frozen
KCM is quite right. But after months, heat will be necessary.
Start it, and let it warm up to normal engine temp.
Stop it. Put it in gear, and start the car. Yes the car will move, and the point is to keep it in first gear while driving slowly with the clutch pedal depressed. Pump the gas pedal real brutal to maximize the torsion between the clutch plate and flywheel. Usually it comes along quite fast. You will know when the engine revs up. Keeping the clutch depressed all the time is the secret.
After it's loose, take some time to "gear down". For example in 80 km/h, press the clutch, let the engine idle, and put it in a lower gear. Then release the clutch slowly so that the engine revs up to meet the gear.
Doing a couple of 97 year old man starts (take offs) afterwards would only be helpful. If you have the chance to study one, do so. You'll know what I mean.