Alfa dealer trying it on with me?
On my last service report from my local dealer (Guest Knowle) they reported that my clutch was 'work hardened'. I did nothing about it and i had no problems with it slipping, then the other day i put my GT jtdm 1.9 into reverse and it was really juddery the all of a sudden I couldn't get it into gear. Seems reasonably obvious that my clutch has gone.
I have been quoted £710 for a clutch replacement by the dealer mentioned above and he told me that there is a 50/50 chance I would need a new flywheel (£700) because of the damper in the flywheel being damaged/warped. He also said that fragments of the clutch can damage the gear box housing costing £1500. Te thought of paying out a possible £3000 is frightening. The car is crrently sat on my drive and the dealer said I should get it towed in, as it may do it more damage to drive it.
Does all he is saying stack up? I have very little knowledge of this and at this rate i may no longer be able to afford to drive my GT which is upsetting.
I spoke to an alfa specialist garage recommended on here and he laughed at the need for a new flywheel. I am confused and dont want to just replace the clutch if the flywheel wil cause it to fail again stright away.
Any recommendations of garages close to Stratford Upon Avon would be welcome too.
Thanks in advance.