Clutch Cost

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Clutch Cost

Post by kiwi » Sun Jul 10, 2016 5:58 am

Looks like after 60,000 miles my clutch is due to expire so just wondering how much a genuine one from the UK is currently costing?
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Re: Clutch Cost

Post by ken newbold » Sun Jul 10, 2016 7:31 am

I dunno, but why do you think it's failing?
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Re: Clutch Cost

Post by rutter123 » Sun Jul 10, 2016 9:30 am

On average £50/60 for a semi decent pattern unit or £80/100 for a genuine Valeo kit.
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Re: Clutch Cost

Post by kiwi » Sun Jul 10, 2016 11:27 am

ken newbold wrote:I dunno, but why do you think it's failing?
Odd noise that goes away when the clutch is depressed plus clutch is quite heavy (always been that way though). That plus when I got the wheels aligned and inner ball joint replaced the guy who did the work commented on the clutch.
Of course me not driving it that much theses days (the wife uses it mainly) I pick up on these things.

Btw, still not got the Estate Beast sorted yet spotted odd behavior on the rear height corrector today when I moved it so going to have play with that one day. Priority has gone to trying to find the time to take the TXD off the road and fix the leak from the FDV area. Adding the clutch to the woes finances been allocated to that vehicle.
1991 BX19 TZS 04/01/91 (Deceased)
1990 BX19 TRS 27/10/89 (Reborn)
1992 BX19 TXD (Ex UK - K 744 SDF) 15/06/92
1990 BX19 TZS Auto 06/11/1989
1992 BX TZD Turbo Estate (Ex UK) 1/07/91

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Re: Clutch Cost

Post by JayW » Sun Jul 10, 2016 11:40 am

Both LUK and National kits are often Valeo if that bothers you.

Generally, the more fingers on the pressure plate, the lighter the pedal.

Surprised it's hard to get one there?
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Re: Clutch Cost

Post by kiwi » Sun Jul 10, 2016 12:10 pm

Not so much hard to find! Just looking at UK prices due to the weak pound. Weighing pros and cons!

Thanks for the advice on the fingers on the plate thats good to know be interesting to see what I have in there now you posted that.
1991 BX19 TZS 04/01/91 (Deceased)
1990 BX19 TRS 27/10/89 (Reborn)
1992 BX19 TXD (Ex UK - K 744 SDF) 15/06/92
1990 BX19 TZS Auto 06/11/1989
1992 BX TZD Turbo Estate (Ex UK) 1/07/91

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Re: Clutch Cost

Post by ken newbold » Sun Jul 10, 2016 1:15 pm

A hard clutch is a sure sign and the noise could be the release bearing. However, are you sure the noise isn't the idler shaft within the gearbox?
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Re: Clutch Cost

Post by rutter123 » Sun Jul 10, 2016 7:32 pm

The idler shaft on t/d has been whining with the clutch depressed for years prob over 100,000 miles now not got any worse. I think valeo clutches have 18 splines i once got a cheapo off ebay with only 12 splines had to change it again after 5000 miles it was s##t, dont buy cheap ones they are just refurbished rubbish. Its not a job you want to do twice in 2 months. Lesson learnt Valeo units only now.
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