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Hello all, I'm hoping to get some thoughts from those of your who are more knowledgeable than I am because after almost two years of owning my 147 (05reg 1.9 jtd 150bhp) I feel it may be time to part ways. The car has been my sole form of transport, travelling about 60 motorway miles 3 or 4 days a week and hooning around the country lanes on the odd weekend. Now a new job means my commute has been reduced to nothing and so I was considering selling the car on as I really don't feel the car will get the attention it deserves.

The car has been well looked after with a full service history. While I've had it almost all the work I've had done has been done by a passionate alfa specialist and were it this simple then I'd stick an advert on autotrader/ebay/pistonheads and hope for the best.

However, for a while now the clutch has been stiff which, according to many posts on here, seems to be a sign of clutch wear. The car has done 100k miles so this isn't really a surprise, however due to the stiffness of the clutch the master cylinder has been creaking away for a couple of months and I've been too poor to get it looked at. Finally, it seems that the master cylinder may have given up as the more I use the clutch the lower the bite gets (unless you leave it for a while and it returns to normal).

So the way I see it I have a few options:
1) I sink 500-600£ into getting the clutch, dmf and master cylinder replaced and try and sell her on. (I also considered the single mass flywheel conversion but doesn't seem much cheaper)
2) Try and sell to someone who is more mechanically capable (for spares or repair), or is willing to get the issues fixed and may get some use out of it.
3) I flog her for scrap (which pains me to even type that).

What do you guys think is my best option? Am I likely to get any more than scrap value for the car in a private sale as it is? What would you do?

Thanks in advance.
 

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Is the diesel clutch the one with the slave on top of the gear box or concentric? If the former, there is certainly something to try before condemning the clutch. There are two bushes in the actuating fork that seize up. You can remove the top one easily and grease it, the bottom one will need to have oil dribbled down the shaft while working the clutch. There are instructions on several threads here.

If the clutch is the concentric type, then ignore the above.
 
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Is the diesel clutch the one with the slave on top of the gear box or concentric? If the former, there is certainly something to try before condemning the clutch. There are two bushes in the actuating fork that seize up. You can remove the top one easily and grease it, the bottom one will need to have oil dribbled down the shaft while working the clutch. There are instructions on several threads here.

If the clutch is the concentric type, then ignore the above.
Yeah I've seen the threads you mentioned and tried to remedy the problem a couple of times this way with no obvious improvement.
 

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Just fix the clutch and carry on using the car.

Not fixing something like that is like selling a car because it needs new tyres.
I just had my clutch done. £400 down.
But you know what. Should be good for another 100k...
 

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Just fix the clutch and carry on using the car.

Not fixing something like that is like selling a car because it needs new tyres.
I just had my clutch done. £400 down.
But you know what. Should be good for another 100k...
+1 Agreed
 

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+2 agreed.

As the clutch starts to wear/fail it puts pressure on the slave, hence the slave fails first...

Happened to me at 40k - slave failed, I replaced it, 2000 miles later the pressure plate collapsed...

Not a reason to get rid though, unless there's something else wrong with the car... e.g. is it starting to rust through on the body, or something else disastrous around the corner...
 

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You can get the clutch itself for about 140. Check the dmf and hopefully should see you through. Depending on age etc.

If its a clutch a dmf and fitting then that starts to put another spin on it. But hopefully that won't be the case.

Personally if you know that you might want another 20k out of it and the dmf is okay. Then id just opt for the clutch and fingers crossed.
 
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