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What a lovely day.....

Post by rutter123 » Sun Mar 16, 2014 2:57 pm

....for the clutch to go, thought it felt a little heavy.

Of all the listings on the bay for a gti 8v clutch kit which would be the preferred choice as they are all priced around the same?
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Re: What a lovely day.....

Post by Tim Leech » Sun Mar 16, 2014 3:23 pm

Valeo (OE), everytime.
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Re: What a lovely day.....

Post by Gary » Sun Mar 16, 2014 3:40 pm

Replaced the clutch on the Meteor yesterday with a genuine citroen part ( Valeo) from a dealer clear out which was £30 on EBay .
It's like a new car with a very light pedal why did I not do it sooner?
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Re: What a lovely day.....

Post by Dollywobbler » Sun Mar 16, 2014 4:24 pm

Putting the pedal down in my new BX results in a lot of noise (thrust bearing?), and the action is quite stiff. I think a new clutch is going to have to happen. My silver TXD had a non-Valeo clutch in it. Judder ahoy! Not recommended.

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Re: What a lovely day.....

Post by Thread Bear » Sun Mar 16, 2014 6:36 pm

Mine just refuses to accelerate in higher gears. Bit of a bind going up to Doncaster and back on Friday as it is getting just a leeetle bit worse. Fudge biscuits! :x
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Re: What a lovely day.....

Post by rutter123 » Sun Mar 16, 2014 6:57 pm

check the rear calipers aren't sticking, usually felt with a more than usual dip on the rear end when moving off. easily sorted.
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Post by KevR » Wed Mar 26, 2014 10:17 am

Also check that the pivots on the actuating arm aren't seized - mine started slipping 25k ago, freed off the pivots and it was fine until a couple of weeks ago when I had to have the box out anyway as fifth gear had gone missing. Friction plate was entirely smooth but not quite down to the rivets, so I think I got my money's worth out of that!
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Re: What a lovely day.....

Post by rutter123 » Wed Mar 26, 2014 3:48 pm

When i first brought the car i suspected the clutch was near the end, very stiff pedal with little bite etc, only when i took it for a good thrash it started to slip in 4th, hopefully will last another week or so, but with its low speed hesitation prob still lurking makes driving in traffic interesting, its on my "to do" list next week whilst the injectors are away being cleaned,have checked the pivots and the arm looks quite new, it defo clutch time..the joys...
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Re: What a lovely day.....

Post by citronut » Wed Mar 26, 2014 9:56 pm

give Malcolm Lockwood a call on

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Re: What a lovely day.....

Post by rutter123 » Thu Mar 27, 2014 7:34 pm

I actually spoke with M.L recently he helped me out with a few hard to find o/e bits for my gti, and a very reasonable price too, with a vast knowledge and very helpful. I will give him a call.
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Re: What a lovely day.....

Post by maxgreenwood » Fri Mar 28, 2014 11:00 pm

I dtripp


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Re: What a lovely day.....

Post by maxgreenwood » Fri Mar 28, 2014 11:02 pm

Sorry mistype! I stripped the rear brakes and reassembled when I'd finished the rear arm bearings. Got rid of the sticking at low speeds- I recommend it. Must affect fuel economy..


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'89 19TRS auto, Olympic Blue, 133k
'88 Saab 900 8v Turbo (auto) 107k Red with Tan leather, lovely drive and well maintained.
'07 Hyundai Santa Fe 2.2 CRDi 85k (m). Practical family wagon