Go for it, swapped mine a couple of years ago, and it wasn't that bad a job, did it over a weekend and just took my time, and also fitted the Quaife while I was there.
If you have had a stage 1 fitted not so long ago then you shouldn't get any really stubborn fixings, which is usually one of the biggest problems.
If you weren't so close to the equator I would have offered a hand, but your a bit further South than me.
thanks Ed, that's very good of you!...I very luckily have a really good mate who I tinker on cars with, we have a policy of helping each other out, he has a driveway and a fantastic collection of tools..
he's 74 but going on 20!,and has years experience of working on cars, and used to work for mullard phillips on the PCB side of things, so he is very handy with electrics related issues.
really nice story actually. a couple of years ago the head gasket went on my E36 due to a bodge on the heater matrix hose by the previous owners mechanic...never spotted it as its way back in the engine bay.
posted on the bimmer forum for advice and he lives about 10 miles away so said he would pop over and help, all done in 3 days saving me a huge bill and I learnt loads on the way. his went shortly after!
(BMW cooling systems
) and so we did another. we have since then bought and worked on...3 fiat coupe turbo's, a rover 45 with a k series engine for his son, loads of bits and pieces on my alfa and we are now buying a jaguar XK8 for him which we will do whats required, the fiat coupe's have required at least one gearbox removal, it being a fiat from around the same era I expect the job to be similar ...as I had a quaife and clutch done at AL about 9 months ago all the bolts and bits should play ball...the coupe's fought all the way due to corrosion.
with any luck i should get a few thousand miles out of the current clutch but £260 for the drive torque one is not too bitter a pill to swallow if I am doing the work with a mate in the may sunshine