156 V6 Clutch failure
I'm Claude King from South Africa. My 156 V6 has 123,000 km on the clock, and the clutch seems to have failed. It first started by shuddering badly on take-off. I called a few service-centres who advised that "the clutch is failing. The shudder is caused by an unevenly worn clutch-flywheel. The solution is to replace the clutch system and have the flywheel skimmed." They seem to have been right... 300km later, the clutch is now so bad that the gears will not slip in while the motor is running.
I have had many previous Alfas, and other cars. I have never heard of a clutch failing at 123,000 km. Since this car is computer controlled, before I take it for service, I just want to be sure it is a physical clutch failure, and not a computer-control related problem, or maybe just an adjustment problem (like adjusting your hand-brake travel). Can someone please advise?