Clutch replacement

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  1. The rehctub

    The rehctub Funster

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    The clutch in my 2011 Peougot Aitosleeper Cotswold
    Is being replaced after breaking down in Perpignan
    Just got the bill 2800 euros ( ouch )!
     
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    thats way ott
     
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    What else did that include? Probably about four to five times the UK cost for a clutch replacement!
     
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    Clutch and fly wheel
     
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    That Hurt!
     
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    PP Bear Funster Life Member

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    I've heard about those gold plated clutches!! Hope it's all sorted and no more troubles for you now.

     
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    Got a new clutch and dual mass flywheel fitted to our 2 litre diesel Volvo recently (175k miles) cost almost £750, €2800 sounds steep but at least you're mobile again for a good few more miles.
     
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    Glad you're fixed. What size engine and how many miles please?
     
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    @£2211.00 thats 3 x the going rate for a Dual Mass Clutch, and 5 times for a standard clutch what happens to folks brains when they break down in far away places
    doesn't anyone ask the locals where they would go??
    think of some like scenarios and have action plans in place instead of panick reactions to recovery offerings who must be on a rake off at these prices :eek:
    Your not the first and wont be the last
    Make Plans ahead of breakdowns IT CAN happen to you
    G
     
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    What plans are you thinking about,,,,,i never know when i am going to break down,,,,,,,BUSBY.
     
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    Hi.
    One plan just off the top of my head."Red Pennant". Never had to use them when i was a member,but from a close friends experience,and a chap who was on a site in France,getting the business done,they were first class.
    But,if you are between a rock and a hard place,you pay whatever just to get moving again. Clutches sometimes give a bit of a warning,but some just.... expire.
    On a happy note,add up all the times you camped for free (NO! not FLT LOL) and divide it into you repair costs...... Does that ease the pain a bit ?
    Tea Bag
     
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    Sooner than you planned for
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    How do you know when you are going to break down,,especially with clutches,,,some last for ever some don't..Its not a part of the vehicle you can maintain other than checking clearance of free play,,and whoever your break down insurance is with its pot luck which garage they recover you to when abroad,,,BUSBY.
     
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    A break down of the bill would be useful
     
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    40% for the job 60% profit :D
     
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    Were you not suspicious about the guy wearing a black mask ?
     
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    I am pretty confident the OP knows this is a lot of money, probably too much, but what exactly can he do about it

    Might there be any redress through the recovery agency he used, presuming it wasn't sorted privately

    Do we have an option for recovery back to UK rather than mending while still abroad? Recovery firm would pay more to get us back than to mend most issues, might they not contribute to the repairs in lieu of not being recovered

    I intend now to do some research to see where we would stand, not easy when it happens, language issues, probable lack of motor trade knowledge, hint of panic, I reckon the majority of us would be in exactly the same boat, even with a plan
     
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    Without an itemised bill it's not really informative. it might include the recovery charge
     
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    if that clutch type has a thrust bearing they should have replaced that as well :Eeek:
     
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    That is the one thing that can keep me awake at night, the thought of a problem in France.:(:sick::cry::eek:
     
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