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#130517 - 22nd Jan 2005 2:10am In need of a new clutch.....
Basskiddanny Offline
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Registered: 18th Oct 2004
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Loc: Ellesmere Port
Okay, i need a new clutch because my bite has been getting higher and now the clutch has started "sticking" so its time for a new one.

Only had 1 price so far and that was £145 fitted. Anyone suggest a reputable place where they do good work and their prices are fair. Dont mind paying more if the work is actually going to be top notch....although replacing a clutch is simple for any garage i'm a bit picky about who i let mess with my car! lol.

I am in Ellesmere Port but don't mind travelling for a decent price!

kind regards,
Daniel
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#130518 - 22nd Jan 2005 2:26am Re: In need of a new clutch.....
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Danny, go to M53ford in ellsmere and speak to andy the mechanic, tell him i ask him to use his staff discount on the job and ull get it done for cheaper than a non franchise place
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#130519 - 22nd Jan 2005 2:46am Re: In need of a new clutch.....
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Will he not have a problem with doing that since he won't know who i am? So i just mention your name to him?
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#130520 - 22nd Jan 2005 10:21am Re: In need of a new clutch.....
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scoop you said to get back to you after 3pm but i forgot to get your number or anything mate...

(I would have edited my last post but it says its too late)
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#130521 - 22nd Jan 2005 10:28am Re: In need of a new clutch.....
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I have worked for 4 Main Dealerships to date, one of them being a service manager for a short time and i walked out of all four places.

You really dont want to know what goes on behind closed doors at a main dealership.....

People presume that because its a main dealership the job will be to the highest standards, NOT.... These places are generally worse than most independant garages.

I cannot comment on the dealership mentioned here, just saying to be carefull.

Also avoid Clutch & Gearbox centres, been there and done that also, allot of them only replace one part of the clutch and often with a secondhand part at that because you are not going to remove the gearbox to check are you ??

Hope this helps you a little and choose carefully.

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#130522 - 22nd Jan 2005 10:29am Re: In need of a new clutch.....
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Registered: 7th Jun 2004
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Try Autosafe Garage mate, there based in Rock Ferry - top work and you can trust them to look after your car too. Fair price and a top job done every time! happy
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#130523 - 22nd Jan 2005 10:34am Re: In need of a new clutch.....
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Scooby is 100% correct i know coz my dads car is a ford focus and he has to use the m53 ford in birknehead. also i know of other people who use franchise and work is shoddy to say the least. use autosafe mate
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#130524 - 22nd Jan 2005 5:33pm Re: In need of a new clutch.....
Basskiddanny Offline
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Registered: 18th Oct 2004
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Loc: Ellesmere Port
does scooby own autosafe?
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#130525 - 22nd Jan 2005 5:36pm Re: In need of a new clutch.....
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#130526 - 22nd Jan 2005 5:37pm Re: In need of a new clutch.....
Basskiddanny Offline
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Registered: 18th Oct 2004
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Loc: Ellesmere Port
ah right, thats cool. Do you have any idea on a rough price for a new clutch for a 1998 Escort 1.8? All in? And also how long you would need the car for?
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#130527 - 22nd Jan 2005 5:45pm Re: In need of a new clutch.....
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<b>Hi mate, i dont do prices on the forums and when i am not in work, this is my leasure time and work is work if you get my drift...... You have to draw the line somewhere or i would work 24/7 happy

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#130528 - 22nd Jan 2005 5:48pm Re: In need of a new clutch.....
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Registered: 18th Oct 2004
Posts: 483
Loc: Ellesmere Port
Yeah cheers mate. I will be in touch on monday and hope to have it sorted before it goes completey smile

Also have a few other things i need prices on, but i will sort that out when you are actually working lol.

Cheers for your time.

Dan
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#130529 - 23rd Jan 2005 7:32pm Re: In need of a new clutch.....
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Registered: 18th Oct 2004
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Loc: Ellesmere Port
Does anybody know if its the kind of job that can be done in a day, eg get the parts and have it fitted all the same day? First i gotta find somewhere reputable AND with a slot open
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#130530 - 24th Jan 2005 3:51am Re: In need of a new clutch.....
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It can be done in a day. About a 4 hour job i believe. cant be any more than 6 hours tho
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#130531 - 24th Jan 2005 9:22am Re: In need of a new clutch.....
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Registered: 18th Oct 2004
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Loc: Ellesmere Port
my dad is stressing me out tellin me to just go wherever does it cheapest, i tried explaining that backstreet garages and clutch centres will do a shoddy job but he doesn't believe me. How naive.....

Does anyone know any decent garages in ellesmere port that can be trusted, because i am yet to find one to be honest.....

I am going to ring autosafe this morning aswell but i am trying to find somewhere to do it today ideally, not much luck of that though frown

Dan
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