I searched for "clutch replacement", and read through the first 5 pages...
They were mostly talking about slave cylinders and V6s and JTDs.
Anyway, the clutch on my 2000 156 looks like it's giving up. I have no idea how old it is; it may be the original for all I know. The car had around 90k miles on it when I bought, and I've only done around 10k in 3 years or so. The clutch action has always been very heavy since I've owned it, which I think I read on one of the searched threads was a sign of a worn pressure plate or summat?
Well, I saw figures of 70-800 quid being bandied around. Is this true for the twin spark?
Cos if it is, I might as well drive it straight down to the scrappy now*. A while back, I decided after some regret, to get rid of it and buy a cheap old banger that would be cheaper to insure and use less petrol. This plan went breasts-up when I couldn't sell the 156!
It's sure a shame that clutches aren't as easy to replace as they are on bikes!
I put it on ebay, and couldn't even get 700 quid for it. So spending the value of the car on a new clutch seems a little crazy.
* of course, I wouldn't literally do this without offering it to fellow Alfaowner posters for "spares or repair" first.