As the title suggests.
The clutch on my Spider is shagged - has been since I bought it in 2007
But its really starting to get upset with itself now, the release bearing rattles like a good'un and it slips every now and again in 3rd and 4th gear.
Taking it to a local place here in NL is a no-no - labour rates and parts prices are through the roof and id be looking at €1000+
So my options are to DIY or wait until mid next year and do a bit of car repair tourism, come to the UK and leave it at somewhere like Autolusso
I dont need the car over winter, I have a dry garage with jacks and stands and a decent selection of basic tools.
I work on my cars frequently (simple stuff like engine mounts, oil changes, changing exhaust) but a clutch change would be far and away the most complex and therefore most problematic thing I would have attempted. I also need to do the main engine-g'box seal at the same time as its leaked since I have had the car!
Are there any pitfalls to do doing it on these cars that makes the garage option more sensible?
The car itself is a LHD 2.0TS CF2. I have the official Alfa workshop manuals.
Personal experiences welcomed!