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post #1 of 8 Old 05-03-2012, 03:05 PM Thread Starter
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10 day owners review

Well it's been an interesting 10 days with the C-max 2 litre diesel Ghia 2005 model.I bought the car from my Uncle whom I knew to be honest and upfront and also I knew he had no trouble with the car.
So I had the discs and pads renewed on Tuesday, which I knew needed doing, but today to have the dual mass flywheel and clutch go is the kick in teeth I could do without. 750 + VAT or did he say 850, who cares it's a ridiculous amount.
So is there going to be anymore nice surprises about the C-max or should I get rid now? Thanks for your thoughts.
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post #2 of 8 Old 05-03-2012, 04:17 PM
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fromt and back wheel bearings might go next back would go first i would think but not expensive and can do yourself

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I thought the bearings were on their way out the other week but turned out it was the tyres making the noise. They are 18 inch so not the standard size.
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whats milage on it had a mondeo that needed dm flywheel and clutch mine was 850 all in local garage knew needed doing as starter motor went first 85k tho on milage

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My cars only done 41k. The cost of dmf and clutch was 902.60. Why not round it off to 900? I put the clutch going early down to last owner riding the clutch, because he told me he hardly ever used the hand brake.
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The clutch went on my old 06 C-Max at around 60,000 miles, and I had the DMF replaced at the same time as a precaution. Cost 700 from a local independent garage.

Trouble is, I live in a hilly area, which is pretty hard on clutches (lots of hill-starts).

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I asked mr clutch a garage situated locally and they charge 997 for the clutch and dmf. So I didnt do too bad. Ravenger, when did you get yours done and where in south yorkshire are you?
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bottletree - I've sent you a private message.

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