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156 arms and clutch issues
I am trying to justify keeping my car to the hubby at the moment. Now I know it had advisory for its arms on the mot, but it should of been failed as seriously needs them doing. Now Hubby is saying that I am to just get rid, but I like my car.
So is he right about it going to cost me £400 just in parts, as need upper and lower. Also Although I would normally do this sort of thing myself, I now have no drive so am going to have to either find a willing mate to let me use their drive or garage or book it in somewhere.
Next is the clutch, normally again would attempt to do it myself but not on a v6 and not without having space. What sort of prices am I looking at. Its not slipping but is in need of one sooner rather than later.
I am in Heanor if anyone has any recommendations and if anyone recommends that robbing git at Kam's I will scream. lol wouldn't let him make me tea let alone work on my car.
Oh something else, How can I make it handle better. It has sports pack 3 on it but in all honesty my zafira about out handles it. Went over a small crest in the road last week and it almost sent me into a ditch. Now I wasn't even speeding at this point, and that is rare for this bit of road. I know I am used to my 172 clio which is a dream down twisty roads and the grip my subaru sti had, and that the 156 isn't quite built for this. But I need it to handle better as I may end up on the odd track day with it, till I get a track toy.
So what can I do to improve it as right now it is bordering between boring and scary depending on where and how fast???? I am also at a track day that I May end up taking part in at the end of the month so really do need some advice.
Thanks in advance.
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Last edited by Crazychick; 06-11-09 at 11:26.
Reason: I thought it was better than starting a new thread.