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Old 01-01-2011   #1
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New Clutch DIY or not

Hi Guys and a Happy New year to you all.
My Doblo 1.2 clutch has finally given up the ghost! The release bearing was always noisy but now it has broken up.
I am usually up to do most jobs on cars and have done loads of clutches over the years. I am older now though, have a heart condition, not so fit, out of work due to being redundant for six months so cannot afford garage prices. I have a clutch kit and a good selection of tools.
What's your thoughts on a DIY job with an assistant or should I save up and put it in a garage?
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Re: New Clutch DIY or not

1.2 engine clutch change is straight forward its just a matter of room (which in the doblo should be ok) and the unforseen rusty seized bolts which is likely to be the battery tray.
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Re: New Clutch DIY or not

Hi.
Thanks for the encouragement, I will probably DIY unless I win the lottery (drat I forgot to put it on).
Looking at the manual it seems to be quite reasonable to do, although the starter looks fiddly!


Perhaps you could give me a hand. The snow must have thawed in Siberia by now!!
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Re: New Clutch DIY or not

I done a 1.2 GP clutch other week, same engine & starter was easy enough.

2 bolts on strut the pull out driveshaft etc
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Re: New Clutch DIY or not

Due to the cold and damp, health, no sheltered place to work and the lack of an assistant, I broke the bank and got it done in Kilmarnock at a new garage run by a chap I knew years ago.
Total cost (including parts) 244.
Feels great and no more noise!
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