My clutch has had a slight slip in it every now and then (seems to change day to day). Yesterday I rung a local guy (Central Victoria) and he said it might just require a tweak and went on about being able to work a bit more out of most clutches.
I rocked up there today and dropped it off, it was the kind of place where you get no service at the front end and have to walk around through machine shops to find someone. No problems there though. COB today I went back and he said he'd managed to work a little bit more, but it was still slipping and would need to be changed in a few more thousand k's.
I asked him for a rough price and he said he could only give me "very rough" at that point but said maybe 1000 to replace it including around a days work.
Now i'm not after anything special in particular, i just want a stock clutch. I've noticed that many of you go on about 'heavy duty' clutches and the likes. Now from what I understand, a heavy duty clutch is actually about the last thing we want in a small sports car because it does not actually suggest it would last longer, it just grips tighter due to the increased friction. TRD and the like would be nice, i'm sure they last longer and probably do some other fancy pants things as well. But alas, I can not bring myself to believe that it's worth it.
So, overall. Just wondering if anybody could give me a price of:
A - A replacement at their local toyota and
B - A replacement thats been decent (comments on quality?) from another place.
He also mentioned that he would need a clutch 'Kit' to install it where some of the other surrounding parts where replaced as well, on top of the plate (Sorry it was COB and my mind was elsewhere, so i've forgotten).
Oh and one final thing, say i did in the end go for the local mechanic, it didn't exactly sound like he had alot of celica experience. Do you think there is a any chance that his install might stuff up the lift timings or something unforseen along those lines?
Oh and i have some mates that are fully into cars that have offered to chuck one in, if i did get a stock or a TRD kit or something, has anybody tried to chuck one in themselves? how difficult etc.
Edit: Just going through some other posts, where can i score an exedy clutch kit (inc fly wheel and junk) and how much? autobahn be able to score one for me you think?
Hope somebody can help.
Thanks in advance.
Edited by Invective, 23 April 2008 - 10:05 PM.