PDA

View Full Version : Midlands clutch advice



pzorb
Wednesday 1st June 2005, 16:34
I need a new clutch for a manual 855 t5. I live both in the midlands and in oxfordshire. I can get a clutch off gsf for 130. Any recommendations for a garage that can do it? I'm told it's a simple job that takes ages. I know nothing about cars mechanically. I can change the oil and jack it up so far. Could a noobie like me change a clutch over in, say a week? Using axle stands? Cheers guys I need the advice! Best so far is 450 in all, including clutch cost.

Martin
PS will the regular t5 clutch be ok with my 280bhp, or should i look to upgrade? Sensible money!

Mrsmopp
Wednesday 1st June 2005, 16:56
Take the old girl to see Ian @ DPA in Nottingham - superb service, very reasonable (have a word re: the supply of the clutch too as they may be able to do better than GSF) They should be able to do a lot better than 450.00

And yes the standard clutch will be fine for those extra horses.

x

lance
Wednesday 1st June 2005, 19:26
DPA is definetly your best bet + they will do the rear main oil seal while doing it as they are only a cheap part but a gearbox and clutch out job to do!

mikej
Wednesday 1st June 2005, 20:21
Lance as a matter of interest what bhp rica do you have and how is your new clutch copeing with it standard t5 or R type clutch? ,what miles did you do on the last one????
cheers

pzorb
Wednesday 1st June 2005, 20:47
That's great moppy and lance, just one thing - who's DPA! :D
Did a google and a yell, no inspiration! I can say that I was recommended by someone on here, if that helps anyone?

And mikej, my old volvo fitted clutch lasted 90k before letting me down under hard acceleration. Was on last legs noticably after 70k. If that's of any use!

Thanks all
Martin

Mrsmopp
Thursday 2nd June 2005, 08:49
David Pengally Auto's - 0115 978 1117 :wink:

I really cant sing the guys praises enough! I think even Siamblue uses them cos they are so good and he's based down south!!

x

P.S my clutch went @ 125k

lance
Thursday 2nd June 2005, 10:24
Lance as a matter of interest what bhp rica do you have and how is your new clutch copeing with it standard t5 or R type clutch? ,what miles did you do on the last one????
cheers

310 RICA upgrade and I changed the clutch at 143k, the extra power doesnt hurt the clutch untill you power launch!

I met a guy in Wicks car park the other day with another V70 T5 P1 that he had bought from nearley new ex demo its now done 229k still on the original clutch! Mods including induction system and a boost valve! :jaw:

siamblue
Thursday 2nd June 2005, 10:49
Dave P is by far the cheapest and best value for money around,
He changed my release bearing on my old car for 150 plus the cost of the part,This was gearbox out too.
Prices might have gone up since then as this was last year,
I am based in London and it really is worth going to him to get it done if you don't trust anyone else with your car,He tells you as it is and doesn't take the P.


Gary

Justin
Thursday 2nd June 2005, 11:35
DPA, well Ian the lad that works there has done most of the work on my cars for the last 3 years, pre VT. From an engine transplant, to clutches, turbo's, replaced rear axles etc. Undoubtedly the the finest Volvo garage in Notts, way ahead of Speeds (who are dam good i may add)

They should have a website i think :)

Mrsmopp
Thursday 2nd June 2005, 11:38
DPA, well Ian the lad that works there has done most of the work on my cars for the last 3 years, pre VT. From an engine transplant, to clutches, turbo's, replaced rear axles etc. Undoubtedly the the finest Volvo garage in Notts, way ahead of Speeds (who are dam good i may add)

They should have a website i think :)

They should also offer our memebers a discount the amout of work we put their way!!! LMSO!!

x

Justin
Thursday 2nd June 2005, 11:39
On the phone to them now lol ;)

Justin
Thursday 2nd June 2005, 11:43
Unfortunately Dave is away till Monday, he is on holiday, i will speak to him on his return, i dont think discount for our members will be a problem ;)

enrm6
Friday 3rd June 2005, 09:07
For those of you for whom Leicester is a little closer than Nottingham, Sheffield and Meredith are also very good on both cost and service.

0116 247 0344.

Been using them for a year or two and had great service so far. They did my clutch as well.

Justin
Friday 3rd June 2005, 09:45
For those of you for whom Leicester is a little closer than Nottingham, Sheffield and Meredith are also very good on both cost and service.

0116 247 0344.

Been using them for a year or two and had great service so far. They did my clutch as well.
Where are they based mate ?

pzorb
Friday 3rd June 2005, 13:29
Erm leicester? From the post? :confused:

Mrsmopp
Friday 3rd June 2005, 13:52
Erm leicester? From the post? :confused:

LOL!! Leicester is a big place!!

x

pzorb
Friday 3rd June 2005, 14:07
yell:


Results 11 of 1 for companies called "meredith" in Leicester
Sheffield & Meredith Ltd
10-20, Upper King St, Leicester, Leicestershire LE1 6XE
Tel: 0116 247 0344

Justin
Friday 3rd June 2005, 15:13
Thanks PZ, i am a Leicester lad but had never heard of them, thats why i asked :)

enrm6
Monday 6th June 2005, 09:53
Sorry about that. Pzorb filled in for me.

Very roughly, they are opposite Leicester Royal (over the other side of Welford road), on one of the smaller back roads.

pzorb
Monday 6th June 2005, 12:26
enrm6, are they any good? The quote he gave me for the work was SUPERB! Like HALF what DPA were talking about. With the right clutch and all, with VAT in too! :O

So good bunch? Know volvos? What's their main business?

Cheers!
Martin

enrm6
Tuesday 7th June 2005, 10:38
Well I use them for all my servicing now. Used to go to speeds in Nottingham. However when they started to treat me like a less than valued customer and wanted over a grand for two front lower arms and a clutch replacement I decided to try elsewhere. Got the same from S&M :biggrin: for 550 with a coolant change and some other bits as well.

They are friendly, helpful, do nice things like: last MOT would have failed beacuse the rear exhaust hanger had rusted through but they welded it up for me and just charged me an extra 9 on the MOT; MOT reported brakes were worn, so a few months later when I got it serviced I picked up on this and said I might as well get them replaced then. After the service they said they were still worn but not worn out. They would replace them when they needed it!! They are also cheap.

Obviously this is my opinion but they are a small independent Volvo specialist and everytime I go there are volvo's everywhere, forecourt, pavement, road etc. all waiting to get work done.

Also I'm going for a cambelt and water pump change next Monday - so I do genuinely use them.

Justin
Tuesday 7th June 2005, 11:00
After the service they said they were still worn but not worn out. They would replace them when they needed it!!
Awesome :)