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MR2 Mk2 3S-GEE Clutch change advice

MR2 Mk2 3S-GEE Clutch change advice

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snotrag

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11,052 posts

113 months

Tuesday 9th October 2012
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A predicted - clutch has just started slipping (123k on the original is not too shabby really though, I expected it when I bought the car a few months back and it was very high.). Went a bit soft changing 3rd-4th and in 4th or 5th if you plant it, it will slip, not a lot of life left in it, but I'll be able to nurse it to next weekend.

Question is - where the best place to get one from, and is there a preffered brand?

How much swearing am I going to need to do at it while fitting? Doesn't look tooo bad, like a FWD car really.

Don't have a ramp but do have a nice indoor garage with plenty of tools, so a steady weekend job i reckon.

Anything else worth changing at the same time while its all out? Annoyingly its just had gearbox oil so that is a bit of a waste.

Tib

453 posts

81 months

Thursday 11th October 2012
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I had a garage do mine quite recently. Cost me £350 all in, but it was an absolute pig of a job apparently.

As for clutch brands Exedy are decent. National should be alright too, but I can't comment not having one fitted.

I've heard stories of bluepoint clutches dying quickly, so avoid them like the plague.

psychoR1

869 posts

89 months

Sunday 14th October 2012
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Nice sonic - I have one too.
I think the going rate £250?
I think pacific works have the price on their website.
PW probably too far for you but how about Pete at sbits in Barnsley?

snotrag

Original Poster:

11,052 posts

113 months

Sunday 14th October 2012
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psychoR1 said:
PW probably too far for you but how about Pete at sbits in Barnsley?
Heard mixed reviews, and its still not THAT close - if I was paying someone to do it, I've got a good local indy just round the corner.

However, the difference between ~£80 in parts or ~£300 all in is enough for me to do it myself!

Done a bit more reading since, sounds a bit tricky but I have a garage and all the kid so it should be ok.

Tib

453 posts

81 months

Monday 15th October 2012
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Breast of duck then. smile
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Red Devil

7,651 posts

110 months

Monday 15th October 2012
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psychoR1 said:
I think the going rate £250?
I think pacific works have the price on their website.
yes The labour cost is a lot less than that.

psychoR1 said:
PW probably too far for you
Masterly understatement!

Tib said:
I had a garage do mine quite recently. Cost me £350 all in, but it was an absolute pig of a job apparently.
It might be for a run-of-the-mill garage which is unfamiliar with a Mk2 MR2, but not for a specialist. The problem is that there aren't that many of them.

An Exedy clutch (genuine not an e-bay copy) will be ~£100, so the total cost should set you back less than £300 - more than that and you're paying for somebody's coke and hookers. wink

psychoR1

869 posts

89 months

Monday 15th October 2012
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PW charge £160 - obviously plus the clutch.

Tib

453 posts

81 months

Thursday 18th October 2012
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Red Devil said:
It might be for a run-of-the-mill garage which is unfamiliar with a Mk2 MR2, but not for a specialist. The problem is that there aren't that many of them.
Like, none around Hampshire way. Perhaps it was a little expensive, although it was cheap compared to some of the (~£600) quotes I was getting. I know the garage in question and trust them.

duff-man

544 posts

108 months

Friday 19th October 2012
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Easy enough to tackle yourself, I managed it with one of the guides off the net, hardest part was getting the starter motor out the housing as had rusted in. Other than that no issues! (was the 2nd clutch job I'd done)

hygt2

379 posts

81 months

Friday 19th October 2012
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psychoR1 said:
PW charge £160 - obviously plus the clutch.
+1 - with a Exedy clutch you should get the lot done with £250

Red Devil

7,651 posts

110 months

Tuesday 23rd October 2012
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Tib said:
Red Devil said:
It might be for a run-of-the-mill garage which is unfamiliar with a Mk2 MR2, but not for a specialist. The problem is that there aren't that many of them.
Like, none around Hampshire way.
Au contraire, that county has a well known one - 3S.