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Join Date: Feb 2002
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Yes.. my clutch (145 1.8) went around the 120,000 mark.. so assuming your fella has done less motorway miles, 102k sounds about "clutch time".
Shop around for a new clutch on fleabay. Eurocarparts has a 2-piece Valeo clutch at £111.60 at the moment. I paid my local Matey Mechanic to fit mine.. aboot £250 of labour on top... so less than £400 all in.
I can't see a clutch kit on fleabay that comes with a release bearing.. but logically it makes sense to change that too, so that the whole thing is brand new. Release bearings appear to be £60 (?) or thereabouts. Dunno why so expensive..
If you're really flush, it might be an idea to also swap the slave cylinder while the mech's are fiddling with the beast but if it's outside the gearbox you can do that when it goes wrong. If it's inside the gearbox case, then change it.
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