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matrignano

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Sorry, Search is down again.

Drove the car for the 1st time in a week today, and the clutch immediately felt weird. It doesn't slip per se, but it definitely doesn't bite as hard as it did, and needs more gas than usual to get going.
Bit disappointed clutch is on way out at just £21k miles, but I admit to treating it pretty harshly...

Anyway, work will be done by and Indy, and I guess I can save some £££ by sourcing my own parts? Does anyone know what I need exactly, and where to get everything for a good price?
Any aftermarket alternatives out there that will improve wear resistance?
It's an 06 4.3 by the way.

Edited by matrignano on Tuesday 22 May 23:17

matrignano

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Shameless bump...

BingoBob

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27 months

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Don't Bamford Rose do an uprated / lightened clutch kit?

krisdelta

2,339 posts

81 months

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They do indeed.

Where are you based?

matrignano

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Central London!
I'll get the work done by Nick Mee, I think it's the easiest/most convenient option. Just need to source the parts I guess.

Unless Bamford Rose comes back with an unbeatable offer!
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yeti

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matrignano said:
Central London!
I'll get the work done by Nick Mee, I think it's the easiest/most convenient option. Just need to source the parts I guess.

Unless Bamford Rose comes back with an unbeatable offer!
Nick Mee will do a great job. However, you are simply replacing the same single plate clutch with the same design again.

The Bamford Rose lightened and uprated clutch is twin plate, like the DBS one but better still and also comes with their lightened flywheel (as their clutch is taller and won't fit without a flywheel change). You pay more, but get more for your money including a much faster spinning and therefore responsive engine! Depends if you're keeping the car for long? If so, it'll pay for itself in another 20k miles plus give you a much nicer driving experience!

My BR clutch/flywheel combo was 6kg lighter than OEM by the way!

RIB27

522 posts

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Not sure about specific parts I'm afraid, however as you've pretty much pointed out your options are:

1. Dealer with OEM clutch
2. Indy with OEM clutch
3. Aftermarket (Bamford Rose) with their upgraded clutch.

Worth getting quotes for all 3 options I'd say, then consider what's best for you. The BR clutch/lw flywheel system has been given excellent reviews by many on here and is thought to be both more hard wearing and drastically improve the response/general drivability of the car.

Gareth135R

530 posts

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How much we talking for BR kit?

yeti

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Gareth135R said:
How much we talking for BR kit?
I didn't ask and didn't look at the bill, I find that's always a better plan wink

Give them a call or better still send a mail - just spoke to Mike, they've got a workshop full of Vanquishes that are proving problematic and have been flat out for days!

F1 NDW

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yeti said:
I didn't ask and didn't look at the bill, I find that's always a better plan wink

Give them a call or better still send a mail - just spoke to Mike, they've got a workshop full of Vanquishes that are proving problematic and have been flat out for days!
Lewis you old trouble maker. I called in at BR last Tuesday and had a look at some of the Vanquish they are working on. I am just glad they are keeping their skills on the beast sharp as I have decided I will get them to service mine. The ones I saw did not have gearbox or clutch problems.rolleyes

Neil1300R

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F1 NDW said:
Lewis you old trouble maker. I called in at BR last Tuesday and had a look at some of the Vanquish they are working on. I am just glad they are keeping their skills on the beast sharp as I have decided I will get them to service mine. The ones I saw did not have gearbox or clutch problems.rolleyes
You mean there are more problems on the Vanquish than just gearbox or clutch problems? yikes
wink

yeti

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F1 NDW said:
Lewis you old trouble maker... The ones I saw did not have gearbox or clutch problems.rolleyes
Doh! Unintentional, just coincidence they have Vanquishes there for work and service, certainly not a commentary on the reliability of the cars!! Just what's going on there right now smile

To be honest I'd like to see 4 Vanquishes all lined up like that cloud9

F1 NDW

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Neil1300R said:
You mean there are more problems on the Vanquish than just gearbox or clutch problems? yikes
wink
What type of Aston doesnt?

matrignano

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So, any advice on were to source the gear chaps?

Jockman

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Any Dealer or specialist should have them. Also on ebay but check that it has the correct pressure/friction plate.

They were £1100 last year smile

yeti

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matrignano said:
So, any advice on were to source the gear chaps?
Will you >really< save any money over sourcing and fitting at a specialist? They charge you parts plus labour, what has Gary at Nick Mee quoted you for parts only?

matrignano

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Haven't called Nick Mee yet.

I changed my pads last month and I saved about 50% on parts by ordering online!

peterr96

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Hey Guido

I see you're back on the street. Did you get your clutch sorted? Was it on its way out? Or was something else amiss?


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