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166 back and clutch worry

I just got my car back from the bodyshop. I'm pretty cheesed off about the state she was returned in but after more than 2 months of waiting I just wanted out of there.

The worst news is that the Opel Vectra I had for the weekend felt like a better overall ride, but I think I'm just annoyed to have pick my beauty up in bits. She's going for full interior valet and a scratch removing session.

I asked them to check the clutch for me because even before the crash it felt weird like there wasn't much travel in it, I have to push it to the floor/mat to be sure its in? I don't remember it always being like this, am I mad?? There's no grinding of clumsiness so maybe its okay
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Sounds like the box is going (poor design for RHD cars). Every 166 I'd test driven had the same problem; you had to press the clutch pedal throught the floor to change gear. It got better as it "warmed up", but was really difficult in the morning.

I have just had the clutch pedal box rebuilt by my man at T I Auto Engineers in Dublin to great effect (Gerry - +35318386567). Biting point was in the floor and cruise control would not work - all fixed; along with siezed handbrake cables and a full 12,000 mile service, for 622. Not cheap but its like a new car.

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