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After my (just about), first year of ownership of my Spider (having spent MUCH :( money on it in that period, (you can probably guess which things needed doing), it has just passed the MOT with only a few - what I believe are fairly minor front suspension issues. (Bushes I think the man said,although I haven't seen the paperwork yet as its still at the garage).So thats the good news..

The bad news is,is that having told my local Alfa people that the car makes a horrible screeching/rattling noise when cold,they tell me the clutch needs replacing and also because of an occaisional crunch when changing up to 5th gear,the gearbox needs to come out and it needs synchromesh sorting.The price? probably about 800 of yer english £:cry:

Think that takes the cost of ownership (not incl. tax insurance etc) to about 6k and I've done about 2500 miles for that!

Still, ya gotta love 'em though eh?:cry::lol:
 

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No way round the clutch, but I think 5th synchro can be changed with the box still bolted to the engine. Just remove the end plate from the wheelarch and there the 5th ger oily bits are. I think.

I would really like to get hold of a gearbox overhaul manual but I've never found one...
 

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No way round the clutch, but I think 5th synchro can be changed with the box still bolted to the engine. Just remove the end plate from the wheelarch and there the 5th ger oily bits are. I think.

I would really like to get hold of a gearbox overhaul manual but I've never found one...
Maybe thats what they will do mate, it's me with my - almost nil, knowledge of such things,assuming that the gearbox comes out.I know they said they will change the gearbox oil too,although I'm guessing that that will be done with gearbox in situ.
 

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As explained removal of 5th gear is straightforward. Clutch replacement is straightforward. Quoted price sounds steep to me.
I was thinking that it was steep too! Neither jobs are something I would tackle myself,but I may get another quote,although they are the only Alfa specialist in my area and I don't have the time to take it further afield.
 

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Anyone had their clutch changed on a twinny at an independent lately? and if so,what was the cost? :confused:
 
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