Re: What are the signs the clutch is on way out?..
If it's a similar job to the 147 its flippin expensive mate!
It's the labour that costs, the parts aren't all that pricey.
I had the balancer shaft seals done at the last service and asked them to do the clutch at the same time as the gearbox has to come off for both. There wasn't anything wrong with the clutch, but the car had done 72k so for the cost of £100 on a £700 labour bill it was worth doing.
Unless the clutch is slipping I wouldn't worry about it. The clutch on my old golf felt weak from the day I bought it, but it didn't slip so I left it. I sold that car with 140k on the clock, still on the original clutch which still wasn't slipping. Car had done practically 100% motorway driving though. Probably best to use the time to start saving for a new one! Then if it does go, it won't be as nasty a hit!