1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

The Wifes Mini

Discussion in 'Motoring Related Discussion' started by joderest, Jan 23, 2019.

  1. joderest

    joderest Senior Member

    Likes Received:
    Apr 16, 2018
    Your Mercedes:
    ML270 2003
    Above needed a new clutch, as 96,000 miles and was nearing top of pedal, so........

    MINI... £1300, as would need new flywheel as well
    MINI INDEPENDENT..... £950 as might need a new flywheel as DMF and would be worn.
    FIRST LOCAL GARAGE.... £700 as a right bugger of a job
    Tried Garage where i get all MOT's done, said about £400.

    So, booked it in to MOT garage, as its a nuts and bolts job, took them all day as had to wait for a new slave cylinder, as old one would not bleed. Clutch they supplied was LUK (a good brand i am told) Expected £400 plus parts, so about £600.
    Nope, £405 all in.
    Works a treat, no issues, good old fashioned spannering.
    It just goes to show that shopping around you find the best deals in the least expected places.
    Oh, and it has a solid flywheel, not DMF, and it did not have a mark on it. I was shown the old components, clutch plate was just on rivets, and pressure plate springs quite worn, clutch release bearing a bit grumpy.
    They did a cracking job.
    sonic, AMGeed, Srdl and 4 others like this.
  2. AMGeed

    AMGeed Senior Member

    Likes Received:
    Jan 18, 2009
    Poole, Dorset
    Your Mercedes:
    2004 W211 E55K ///AMG
    Just goes to show how its worth shopping around and not accepting the first quote every time.

    I just dropped and cracked the screen on my grandsons Samsung Galaxy Tab3.
    First estimate £129
    2nd one "I can do it for £100
    Third and final one £50

    Got it back in two days with a perfect brand new screen.

Share This Page