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    Hi guys,

    I bought an '03 2.0Dti a few weeks ago, 96k Miles. One of the first things I noticed after I got it home was that if I was even just resting my foot on the clutch pedal, it would slip under acceleration.
    No biggie I thought, just fully lift off when changing gears.

    Selecting gears is also a tad stiff, so yesterday I decided to spray a little 3-in-1 oil on the gear lever linkages on the top of the gear box.

    Now, today on the way to work, cruising at 70 in 5th, if I put my foot to the floor, the clutch slips. It's not done that before, however... and this is the big however...

    When I bought it, the vacuum hoses and one of the turbo hoses were split to ******y. I replaced them with silicone hoses and all was well, except the turbo hose from the intercooler had a bit of a kink in it because it was too long.

    Yesterday, when I oiled the linkages, I also shortened the turbo hose so it's not kinked any more. (Thereby possibly releasing the full power of the turbo?)

    So, I guess I'm asking, could the clutch have already been knackered, and I didn't notice it because of the split hoses/kinked pipe, or did my spraying 3-in-1 oil on the gear linkages seep into the clutch and ruin it?

    I've gotta drive it some more before I get paid, but once I have been paid, I could afford a whole new clutch, dmf, csc and fitting. I just don't want to.

    Any thoughts?

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    Sorry for the double post, couldn't find the edit button...

    But anyway, I've just had an online chat with Mr Clutch, and their rep quoted between £800 - 1000 for clutch kit and DMF, but only £329.99 without the DMF, including fitting and vat... I've screenshotted the chat so that when/if I pop in there, I have some evidence as 330 seems very cheap.

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    God i wouldnt go to a Mr clutch again. Nicked my battery and swapped it for a duffa. Bunch of cowboys.

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    You rest your foot on the clutch?

    There is no point in just doing the clutch on its own considering your mileage you should really replace the DMF as well. It will not be long before that decides to go and you will have to replace the clutch again as it is likely to get damaged by a failing DMF.
    Also I think you have just found out why the previous owner got rid of it. Did you get it from a garage? If so you will be able to get them to pay out as the car is not fit for purpose.
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    on 96000 miles this is about right for the dmf to play up

    do the whole kit it should cost about 650-800 depending on garages

    vauxhall i would say around 1600 pounds

    have a look a this thread

    http://www.vectra-c.com/forum/showth...-clutch-fitted

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    Quote Originally Posted by merikiito View Post
    You rest your foot on the clutch?

    There is no point in just doing the clutch on its own considering your mileage you should really replace the DMF as well. It will not be long before that decides to go and you will have to replace the clutch again as it is likely to get damaged by a failing DMF.
    Also I think you have just found out why the previous owner got rid of it. Did you get it from a garage? If so you will be able to get them to pay out as the car is not fit for purpose.
    Resting your foot on the clutch is the fastest way I know to burn the thrust bearing out.

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    Dont know if anyone is aware of this, but there are clutch kits out there that convert a dmf to a normal flywheel. Have only ever got and fitted 1 to a 2.0 dti, but have done it to 2 vw's 1 skoda and a caddy van. There is no noticable difference once fitted apart from the price, think it was £140 for the kit.
    Spraying the linkages hasnt affected your clutch, rather it was on the way out when you got the car.

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    Bit of an update, been out for a drive today and the biting point has started getting lower and lower. It's now difficult to select gears. I'm assuming that when a clutch goes, it can go this quicky? Also, I should clarify, when I say rest foot on the clutch, I mean only while I'm accelerating through the gears, as in I don't totally lift my foot off, I just lift enough so that the clutch is engaged and my foot is simply resting on the pedal taking up the slack in preparation for changing gears.

    Given the above does this just seem like its given up the ghost due to high mileage?

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    Biting point getting lower? Sounds like hydraulics. Is there a leak of fluid?

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    Quote Originally Posted by shadoweyes View Post
    Biting point getting lower? Sounds like hydraulics. Is there a leak of fluid?
    Couldnt see one. Also, the brakes are fine. I'd expect a leak to mess with the brakes too.

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