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Hi all,

Ive just rescued a GT (1.9JTDM) ; returning to Alfas after a few years.

She needs some TLC.

First (well nearly) besides fixing the airbag light fault, tail gate light fault, replacing the glow plugs, sorting the passenger door trim, drivers door strap, and gear linkage is a new clutch. The bite is right at the top and although not slipping in any gears does need doing.

Having forgotten the joy of Alfa ownership, and now reminded after calling a few Indy's i've been quoted between £600-1200 to replace the clutch and DMF. Which leads me on, i'm considering a solid mass kit - there seems to be pro's and cons (price being one) my question is, if i do go down the solid mass - is this still a job for an Alfa specialist? it seems that with DMFs the newer ones have some sort of adjustment that requires specialist tools which i doubt most garages that can whip a clutch in and out of will have. I'm figuring that with 150k on the clock its a case of must replace the DMF hence the consideration for a solid mass.

As an aside, thanks to the forum ill be doing most of the niggles myself - cheers!

Thereafter - i'm in the Didcot/Newbury area - any recommendations of local garages or Indys?

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Worth checking the clutch release mechanism is working as it should before condemning the clutch itself as the cause of the high bite point. Make sure it's properly bled with clean fluid and fully free to move as expected with no binding of the release arm. Hydraulic clutches should self adjust for bite point if everything is working freely.
 

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Worth checking the clutch release mechanism is working as it should before condemning the clutch itself as the cause of the high bite point. Make sure it's properly bled with clean fluid and fully free to move as expected with no binding of the release arm. Hydraulic clutches should self adjust for bite point if everything is working freely.
Thanks, if i'm able to do that i will do.
I'm no mechanic so will start with the clutch fluid...

Is there a where to/how to for the clutch release mechanism?

Assumed it was the clutch as i noticed a faint clutch smell the other day and again this AM. There isnt however any wobble or vibration 'normally' associated with a knackerd DMF, so leave as is? also thinking about a 'used' DMF.

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Cheap - Optima at Wooten Basset
Excellent but a bit expensive - AHM Blackbushe
Good with prices generally between the two is AlfaAuto Maidenhead.
 

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Independents:-
Cheap - Optima at Wooten Basset
Excellent but a bit expensive - AHM Blackbushe
Good with prices generally between the two is AlfaAuto Maidenhead.
Thanks,

WB is about 45 Min away so might be an option.

Still curious if it 'has to be' an Alfa Indy?
 

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Here's an ebay listing of the kit posted above.
They list the Valeo part numbers for the clutch and dmf which you can check, I think these will fit any 1.9 and the 10v 2.4

Ordered from them 2 years ago, everything was fine (still is :thumbup:)
 
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