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post #1 of 5 Old 12-23-2009, 03:06 PM Thread Starter
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My much loved 42000mile Had it from new 2.0TDCI started to slip it's clutch last week( I had a sneaky feeling it was about to give trouble )
I've just had it replaced at an 'independent' because I couldn't / wouldn't aford local frauds near 100/hour rate.!

Garage advised that the slave cylinder was done at the same time 'just in case' 5.1 Hours labour + Clutch @130+ Slave cylinder @150 + sundries and vat = 730

Have no idea why this happened (saw the clutch plate, it was down to the rivets) I am normaly light on cluches! so I'll have to blame the wife as she did 'cook' it once on a very steep hill.
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post #2 of 5 Old 12-23-2009, 03:23 PM
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Even cooked once I wouldn't really think that 42K is a normal life for a clutch




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Sounds like an expensive independant as well.....Mine was replaced on my 1.6TDCi for 400 and then replaced again FOC when it wasn't put in right. That was done by an independant who sent it away to a clutch specialist so I could have had ti done even cheaper if I went to the middle man.

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Yes you're right but that's the trouble living in the south east everythings more expensive!
I must say that the parts used were genuine Fraud.
Although a bit expensive for an 'Independent' they have always been very good, never tried to 'pull the wool over our eyes' and helped me out when I've had problems in the past (What price Trust?) and I've never had to have a job done twice!.
Did you have the slave doe as well?
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post #5 of 5 Old 12-23-2009, 08:43 PM
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Yes, they advised the same as you that you should replace both.

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