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Offline lloyd

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Clutch slip...its time
« on: September 04, 2015, 10:20:51 PM »
Well.. my new car is nearing 80000 miles and I got a bit of clutch slip accelerating onto the A1 this week

first thoughts, better price a clutch, 240 quid for a new Abarth part, 200 for a recon unit, plus fitting.
Local garage , 250 to fit, if I provide the parts, including fitting flywheel which I might need

Abarth dealer 476 to fit new clutch including parts

at first sight it seems like a close call but then the Abarth parts department says you will probably need a release bearing as well and that's 267 for the part

local garage agrees and says you probably need flywheel {348 at Abarth}, clutch and bearing

..soooo, yes you can just change the clutch but if you need a bearing or flywheel anytime soon you'll be taking it all apart again at 200 quid a shot plus parts

summary, approaching 1100 for all of this at Abarth, with 1 year parts warranty but e bay throws up an aftermarket clutch kit containing 2 part clutch, bearing and flywheel for 354 with 5 year warranty, local garage says its all he ever fits and speaks well of them

so i.m going aftermarket with my local guy and saving 614

i'll report back on how it goes
« Last Edit: September 05, 2015, 12:37:56 PM by lloyd »

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Re: Clutch slip...its time
« Reply #1 on: September 05, 2015, 08:39:12 AM »
Oh no Lloyd! You're contemplating putting a non-original part on your new car!? ;D

Sorry to hear it, but after 80,000 miles I think she's allowed a new clutch.  What is the make of the ones you're looking at?
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Re: Clutch slip...its time
« Reply #2 on: September 05, 2015, 12:36:47 PM »
It's an LUK repset pro clutch kit

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Re: Clutch slip...its time
« Reply #3 on: September 05, 2015, 01:36:19 PM »
Thinks it's about time you scrapped that bag of nails Lloyd :P
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Re: Clutch slip...its time
« Reply #4 on: September 05, 2015, 02:16:51 PM »
It's not going until ive used up all the spare wheels :)

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Re: Clutch slip...its time
« Reply #5 on: September 05, 2015, 06:24:13 PM »
Not sure if they still do, but clutches supplied to Fiat at one time were made by LUK.
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Re: Clutch slip...its time
« Reply #6 on: September 05, 2015, 08:44:55 PM »
had a look at LUKs website, they supply clutches to manufacturers for about a third of all new car production so it seems like its going to be a quality bit of kit

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Re: Clutch slip...its time
« Reply #7 on: September 06, 2015, 11:50:42 AM »
Lloyd look at shop4parts for the clutch.
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Re: Clutch slip...its time
« Reply #8 on: September 07, 2015, 02:32:50 PM »
Mine went at 85,000. Got it done at a Garage down the road for 650.00, that's fully fitted with Clutch, flywheel and bearing. Best to have it all done if you're having the gearbox apart anyway.

Have you tried Alfa-Shop based in Norwich? They stock genuine Alfa and fiat parts and a lower price and dealers. Here's their number 01603 426277.
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Re: Clutch slip...its time
« Reply #9 on: September 07, 2015, 04:57:38 PM »
Lloyd & Alfa-shop don't go together  ;D
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Re: Clutch slip...its time
« Reply #10 on: September 07, 2015, 11:10:09 PM »
LuK are quality mate, hopefully you won have any problems.

I sold them for years. I would always fit LuK or Sachs. Some of the cheaper clutches out there just aren't worth bothering with!
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Re: Clutch slip...its time
« Reply #11 on: September 14, 2015, 10:22:25 PM »
clutch kit arrived today,

but.. the last few days the car has behaved perfectly, can't provoke any clutch slip, oh well, ive got the bits for when it really needs doing

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Re: Clutch slip...its time
« Reply #12 on: September 16, 2015, 08:25:49 PM »
Typical but like you said you have the parts now so wait until its had it :)
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Re: Clutch slip...its time
« Reply #13 on: January 22, 2016, 08:12:30 PM »
Just makes sense to change both clutch and flywheel at the same time. Abit like changing the water pump as well as the cambelt kit.
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