New clutch ? I think so .

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  1. wigster

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    Been on a long tour 5 weeks, ok not so long, of Scotland. Had to hold van on clutch not for long on many times uphill on passing places which were very steep etc. I have noticed clutch slipping on changing into second gear , only a bit and only twice . Its an oldish van, done now after our tour, over 80 thousand miles. To me a clutch is a serviceable item like tyres brakes exhaust etc so understand.
    Clutch would probably last a long time yet but it will need changing . Its a hymer 680 2.7 merc . Not a transverse engine so allot easier , not having to work through the letterbox opening bonnet .

    I could do the job myself if i had ramps etc and was a few years younger , its not a pain in the arse to do.

    Any recommendations of good workshops or offer of ramps welcome , and any advice on good workshops , was thinking of Dave Newell etc .
     
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    Always found Dave Newell ok, does all my servicing.
     
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    Sadly Dave Newell doesn't fit clutches, sorry.

    D.

    In edit, why did you have to hold it on the clutch?, does your handbrake not work?
     
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    Handbrake works a treat but some of the places no choice but to hold on the clutch for a short time, 1 in 4 steep passing places and behind about a foot , a good old drop :Eeek:.

    Asking for advice around the south coast , but anywhere really in uk that are recommended to fit a clutch , on a sprinter based hymer .
     
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    I still don' t understand why it was necessary to hold on the clutch instead of applying the handbrake?

    D.
     
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    Because im a shite driver with a dodgy hanbrake , happy now? :)
     
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    Oops I seem to have upset you, sorry mate, I was just trying to understand why you HAD to hold it on the clutch.

    D.
     
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    Ah yes, another serviceable item. ;)

    Sorry Wigster, not much help I know ;) and I can't help you with anywhere near the south coast either. :(

    Good luck with it though. (y)

    Cheers,

    Jock. :)
     
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    What part of the world are you in @wigster ?
     
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    Is there any adjustment?
     
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    Im on the south coast for another week visiting family then i can be anywhere i need to be . Any ideas mate ?
     
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    Good idea, i did check but no adjustment im afraid.
     
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    Thanks Mo but he dont do mh,s :(

    Has anyone got a garage that you recommend or somewhere with big old , well not old ramps :) that i can use . Van drives fine just need to get the clutch changed to be safe before i venture abroad etc , call me old fashioned.

    We live in the van so anywhere in the uk not stuck in one place .

    Would rather have a recommended place if anyone knows of any , (y)
     
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    Avon Carriage Company The ridge Woodfalls. 01725 514777.

    They run one or two Motorhomes which they rent out and have massive ramps and pits for MOT on large motorhomes.

    Only 15 miles north of Southampton and they've always done me well.

    Griff
     
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    Thanks Popeye will ring them on the morrow (y)
     
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    Not far away from you at the moment mate . @Jaws
     
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    These people are right on my doorstep (literally), but because @wigster was looking for somewhere near the south coast, I didn't offer the information.

    I have to say, they have a very good reputation, and Neil (the senior partner) is very helpful. (y)

    Cheers,

    Jock. :)
     
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    In that case contact Simonds coach services in Diss.
    Sh!t hot service, and good mechanics.
    When we had the clutch done on the Miller they quoted £620.
    When I went to collect it they apologised and said it was easier than they expected and it was £410
     
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