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post #1 of 7 Old Sep 9th, 2013, 11:53 pm Thread Starter
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I was quoted $2700.00 for a clutch repair at a shop in Kelowna, Canada. Is this legit?
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post #2 of 7 Old Sep 10th, 2013, 12:25 am
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Re: clutch repair

That seems to be close, it is expensive and very labor intensive. If you have a lift, a clymers manual, and the few specialized tools needed, you can do it yourself. It would take a full weekend to do though.

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Re: clutch repair

Seems a fair price. To do the clutch job requires you to remove damn near everything behind the engine. And at that point you are just two bolts and three wires away from engine removal.
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Re: clutch repair

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That seems to be close, it is expensive and very labor intensive. If you have a lift, a clymers manual, and the few specialized tools needed, you can do it yourself. It would take a full weekend to do though.
Full weekend of working here and there between honey-do list items, or a full weekend of putting in two 16 hour days Saturday and Sunday, and 4 hours in friday after work?

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Re: clutch repair

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Seems a fair price. To do the clutch job requires you to remove damn near everything behind the engine. And at that point you are just two bolts and three wires away from engine removal.
Too bad you couldn't start with the engine and work backwards. Kind of like a VW Beetle (the REAL one) only opposite direction. Piece of cake to remove Beetle engine for either engine or clutch repair.

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Re: clutch repair

Never thought of taking it to a dealer - just a few boards on the floor, a strap or two and an engine lift along with the help of this board
and evenings for a week after work!! Had to remove the clutch to get at the rear main seal on the engine - that was the culprit. I caught
my leak early enough - first drop - it did not contaminate the clutch!!






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Re: clutch repair

the job just creates nightmares.
Have done 3 in the past. I praise the new design of the wethead..
Be sure to use a Viton Oring that is the part that fails , not the main seal.

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