Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: Up Norf (Teesside)
Had some fun yesterday, long overdue methinks, cos the last two weeks have been a joke.
End result was that a 9p U-Clip or similar had snapped and the seal over the slave cylinder had come off loosing hydraulic pressure. I'm told the RAC guy should have been able to do a temporary fix, at least enough to get me to a garage.
But no, and then the garage they took it to diagnosed it needing a new slave cylinder, and then a new clutch. Yet it had a new clutch not 3 weeks ago, so I shelled out £200 for the slave cylinder and to get it low loaded to the original dealer 60 miles away.
The dealers mechanic diagnosed the clip problem in 2 minutes, but then discovered that the mounting bracket holding the slave cylinder was damaged. We're currently suspecting the garage it had come from and I'm awaiting a written report. If it's true then I'm going after them for my £200 back, and the dealer will too, for the time and parts he's had to replace unnecessarily.
All in all a stressful and expensive time. The positive side is she's back on the road and better than ever. Also a lot of the vibration / feedback I was getting through the clutch pedal when I depressed it has gone, I'm assuming this is related, but definately gives me more confidence.
Now all I need to do is find a job, but it's a day off today, all those that got laid off (only 1/3 of the workforce!) are getting together for a BBQ / **** up tonight. It's not like we have to get up for work in the morning ;-)
You're born, you live a little, you keep your head down, then you die. (Eddie Hitler - Bottom)