Clutch replacement

edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in Motoring
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  • cyclonebri1cyclonebri1 Forumite
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    God, didn't realise this thread was that old or I wouldn't have bothered, even conor figures in it, and even more rare he was polite, I'll get my coat;)
    I like the thanks button, but ,please, an I agree button.

    Will the grammar and spelling police respect I do make grammatical errors, and have carp spelling, no need to remind me.;)

    Always expect the unexpected:eek:and then you won't be dissapointed
  • God, didn't realise this thread was that old or I wouldn't have bothered, even conor figures in it, and even more rare he was polite, I'll get my coat;)
    :rotfl::rotfl::rotfl::rotfl::rotfl:

    People come on and do a search - as in 'clutch'. Still need to help the MR2 guy out if possible. If it is an MR2, then it should not be expensive to do.

    Kinda miss Conor - tho there is one or two to nearly rival him.. ;)
    Genie
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  • cyclonebri1cyclonebri1 Forumite
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    :rotfl::rotfl::rotfl::rotfl::rotfl:

    People come on and do a search - as in 'clutch'. Still need to help the MR2 guy out if possible. If it is an MR2, then it should not be expensive to do.

    Kinda miss Conor - tho there is one or two to nearly rival him.. ;)


    We try to oblige, but nicer, :rotfl:;)
    I like the thanks button, but ,please, an I agree button.

    Will the grammar and spelling police respect I do make grammatical errors, and have carp spelling, no need to remind me.;)

    Always expect the unexpected:eek:and then you won't be dissapointed
  • We try to oblige, but nicer, :rotfl:;)

    We've both probably wasted our time...
    Genie
    Master Technician
  • edited 29 November 2009 at 12:04AM
    Mk1MR2Mk1MR2 Forumite
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    edited 29 November 2009 at 12:04AM
    If you are looking for clutch replacement in your MR2 - recommend ADL Blueprint clutch assembly - but if you race it, then recommend a genuine Toyota clutch.

    Google for an independent Toyota specialist. Whereabouts are you in the country, roughly?

    Of course, I could be barking up the wrong tree and you have a totally different car to your username... :o

    It was a ADL Blueprint clutch fited by Mr (rip off cowboys) Clutch or so they told me. I have e-mailed them a complant.
    I have since had a chap offer me a new clutch for my MR2 from car club for £50 just need to find a mechanic who wont balls it up and resonably priced.

    I take it i dont have a leg to stand on with Mr Clutch since it's out of warentee
  • edited 29 November 2009 at 12:25AM
    jeanniebluejeannieblue Forumite
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    Mk1MR2 wrote: »
    It was a ADL Blueprint clutch fited by Mr (rip off cowboys) Clutch or so they told me. I have e-mailed them a complant.
    I have since had a chap offer me a new clutch for my MR2 from car club for £50 just need to find a mechanic who wont balls it up and resonably priced.

    I take it i dont have a leg to stand on with Mr Clutch since it's out of warentee

    The parts would have a 12 months warranty on them - I don't know if Mr Clutch have a fitting/labour warranty - doubt it...

    ADL should certainly have lasted a good many years - not as many perhaps as a genuine Toyota one though. £50 sounds a bit too cheap to me - the chap is probably honest enough and it is up to you, what make is it? Get a good garage to fit it for you. I take it you want just a standard clutch and not a performance clutch?

    How much is a genuine Toyota one? Being the weekend, I can't price it for you right now. It's probably a tad hefty, £300 ish I would guess at. Depends how much you love your car and how much you can afford. If the rest of the car is mint, might be worth splashing out a bit - its really a classic now.

    Whereabouts in the UK are you?
    Genie
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  • Mk1MR2Mk1MR2 Forumite
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    Hi jeannieblue

    I'm in Southampton. I need to ask a few more queston on the £50 clutch from the chap but looks like he bought it a while back for one of his cars but never fitted it. If it's not a Blueprint one or Toyota i may stear clear problem being i'm a tad brassick at present following the MOT and the bike needing new chain and sprokets.:confused:
  • Mk1MR2 wrote: »
    Hi jeannieblue

    I'm in Southampton. I need to ask a few more queston on the £50 clutch from the chap but looks like he bought it a while back for one of his cars but never fitted it. If it's not a Blueprint one or Toyota i may stear clear problem being i'm a tad brassick at present following the MOT and the bike needing new chain and sprokets.:confused:
    Not local to me then..

    You could approach TCB (Toyota Celica Breakers) who do secondhand and new etc - based in Cornwall - guy is called Trevor and he is brilliant. If you need anything for the Mr2 he will guide you. Re a mechanic to fit - you are on your own there unless you are prepared to travel. And you have admitted to being brassick... can't think of a cheap option that may not be a bit dodgy....

    Is your Mr2 in good nick? If so, it will be an investment to get it done well.

    I'll try and find a link for Trevor - he has a website.
    Genie
    Master Technician
  • Here we go:

    http://www.tcbparts.co.uk/

    He's one of the good guys!
    Genie
    Master Technician
  • Mk1MR2Mk1MR2 Forumite
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    Thanks for the link jeannieblue


    I emailed Mr Clutch only to be told Southampton branch hasn’t had complaints before and since it was 20 months out of warrantee they won’t fix it free but may at a reduced price. I have also read reviews of Mr Clutch and it appears this is a common problem with them that they badly fit clutches which end up failing due to oil contamination of damaging the clutch while they fit it. Not impressed at being ripped of by a national company.


    Complaint: I had my clutch replaced & skimmed in April 2006 costing £420 at
    Southampton Mr Clutch and have only covers 17500 miles yet it’s already
    slipping and will need changing soon. I'm not an aggressive driver nor do I
    ride the clutch or do lots of hill starts. Considering the original clutch
    lasted 10+ years I feel they maybe a fault with the Blueprint clutch fitted
    to my car. Unfortunately the warrantee has run out but I was wandering if
    this is a common problem with clutches fitted at Southampton branch?


    Thank you for your email and I am sorry to hear that you are experiencing
    problems with your clutch.
    The Southampton branch has not had a bad history of clutch complaints and
    without examining the clutch itself I would not be able to say exactly what
    it is that is causing the problem.

    Unfortunately as you are around 20 months outside of your warranty period I
    would be unable to instruct repair free of charge. I would recommend that
    you contact the Southampton branch where they can find out exactly what is
    causing the problem and if there is a problem with the clutch I am sure they
    will offer some kind of discount to do the repair.
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