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Old 9th June 2018, 19:59   #1
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I recently acquired a fixer upper, a facelift 2004 Conn SE CDTi in Royal Blue with a clutch problem, no MOT and a few bodywork issues for just over £450. However it has only done 51K miles so I thought it would be worth spending some money on getting it fixed and back on the road.

So after getting some quotes locally for a Clutch and Slave change around the £450-550 mark I worked out by spending some money getting it transported thru to Lates and Pete in Rugby and supplying the parts myself I could at least have the knowledge that it would be done correctly, by mechanics who know what they are doing and don't cut corners for a around the same cost. So a AP clutch, LUK slave and a Rover 75 Left handed master from Matt should cover all eventualities.They will also see what work, if any, needs done to get it thru it's MOT'd.

Whilst I'm at it I can recommend a chap called Matt who transported the car from Peterborough to Rugby for a very good price. If anyone in the Peterborough, Northampton, Kettering area needs a car transported - he's your man.

A few pics of the car and on the back of the low loader on its journey.




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Old 9th June 2018, 21:36   #2
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Lovely colour but then I am biased lol
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Old 10th June 2018, 11:08   #3
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Is the £450-£550 labour or parts and labour?

clutch, master and slave best part of £250?

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Sorry the quotes I got were for just the parts and labour on the clutch and slave.
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Sorry the quotes I got were for just the parts and labour on the clutch and slave.
Thanks Stubie, that may seem a lot but I'm undertaking the same job. Clutch and slave is £200 so I don't think £250 to £300 labour is excessive, its quite a big job and if you trust the person doing it you also have peace of mind and how much is that worth? A lot!

A job I'd do again on my own car but not convinced it is something I'd offer to do for someone.

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Thanks Stubie, that may seem a lot but I'm undertaking the same job. Clutch and slave is £200 so I don't think £250 to £300 labour is excessive, its quite a big job and if you trust the person doing it you also have peace of mind and how much is that worth? A lot!

A job I'd do again on my own car but not convinced it is something I'd offer to do for someone.

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Yes I managed to get an AP clutch and a LUK slave, after returning a couple for about £160 add in some oil and some new pinch bolts yes nearly £200.

The point was on costs on getting it transported to Lates and Pete rather than getting local garages (whom i've not found a good one yet) to get it done - works out much the same.

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Old 10th June 2018, 15:13   #7
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Lates and Pete are top blokes who will do a great job. Having them do the work is a very sound choice in my view.

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Indeed Cliff, I've been using them for work since December 2005, when they fitted I think the 2nd or 3rd timing belt they every did to my 1st V6.

I must have had at least a dozen 75's to them over the years.

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if you have a web site address can you add it as for the life of me Google cant find them.

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if you have a web site address can you add it as for the life of me Google cant find them.

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