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#16 FOCA

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Posted 01 October 2013 - 03:43 PM

well i have just had a look under the bonnet and the entire hydraulic system is dry and sound on all the joints but i can see fluid oozing from the under side of the gear box so it doesnt look good

 

 

 

 

just had a quote from a mobile mechanic  who will do the job for £175 if i can get the parts so if anybody knows where the best place to get all the bits from it wold be very helpfull

that is a very good quote for labor, a major garage would charge £400, even a mobile mecanic would be £250+

 

Ive seen a new SMF kit (flywheel/ clutch/ CSC) advertized for £250 on ebay  

 

Personally i would not fit a stock Ford/ LUK DMF, i think they are "junk" - my engine could tear one apart in no time-  if you must have a DMF go for the Sachs

 

If you are towing an SMF (solid flywheel) would be a good idea, (balanced) + an uprated clutch (stronger, with stronger clamping force, better materials, ) with sprung plate (puts some of the "give" back into the driveline) a genuine Ford CSC is ok (watch out for cheap chineese copies) (the 6-speed CSC differs/ is more expensive than the 5-speed)

 

The consensus of opinion is to replace the clutch components, the DMF/flywheel and CSC together- this is a precaution/ because of the high cost of labour - your clutch friction plate is probably contaminated with brake/ hydralic fluid (often sprays everywhere inside the clutch housing when the CSC seal fails) but the clutch pressureplate may be servacable, and the DMF might be "ok" (usable) -

 

As its probably best to have all the new bits ready when the work is done - at least you may be able to re- sell some of your old parts to help offset the cost of the new ones    



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#17 swhite87

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Posted 02 October 2013 - 03:36 PM

well it's now booked in for next wednesday at a cost of £590.

managed to get all the bits for £310 so not as bad as i thought it would be but still alot more than i would have liked,

thanks for all the help/replies,   i will keep you posted on the progress

 

 

 

 

 

just notced i don't have the radio code (cd 6000),     can anybody tell me how to remove the radio to get the serial number please???



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Posted 02 October 2013 - 10:40 PM

http://www.youtube.c...h?v=wZw2TtF3ca0

ah cmon there's google 



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Posted 03 October 2013 - 06:52 AM

Use knife, metal coat-hanger (something strong) follow instruction in video. Slip out either side very slowly. 

 

Seriel Number is found on the back of the radio below the leads. 



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Posted 03 October 2013 - 06:53 AM

£590 is very good. 

 

Are they genuine ford parts? 



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Posted 11 October 2013 - 08:59 PM

many thanks for all the help and advice i had from you all.

 

I finally got the car back yesterday and can happily say that it drives  absolutely perfectly (for me anyway)

 

in total i parted with just over £600

£290 for labour and £310 for a LUK 3 part clutch kit and dual-mass with a 4 year/80,000 mile warranty

so overall a bargain (as ford quoted me £1170)

 

many thanks again and i hope i can help with any issues from any other members  :rolleyes:



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Posted 11 October 2013 - 09:31 PM

glad you got it done mate. unbelievable how Ford can charge these prices(£1170!).well not Ford, but these so-called 'dealers'.



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Posted 12 October 2013 - 09:35 PM

An excellent result and a fantastic warranty with the product.

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