The story so far:-
Bought my Vectra 11 months ago with a network Q warranty. About six months ago, I started hearing a rattling noise from the gearbox / clutch area when I was pressing the clutch pedal (at the biteing point). When the clutch pedal was full engaged, everything was silent.... The car was about due for a service, so I booked it in and told them about it. They ignored it. While it was in for the service, they told me about a couple of recalls it needed doing (alternator and a pressure switch). It was booked in and I asked them to look at it again. When I picked up the car, I was told that the technician could not find anything wrong with the clutch. The noise I was hearing was probably the release bearing (wrong) and it would be fine.
Last week, the A/C stopped working, so I booked it in again. I again asked them to check the clutch. Today they tell me that the clutch and flywheel need replacing and that Vauxhaul are refusing to pay for it. Network Q want to send an engineer to inspect it - booked for the 25th.
I see a few people have had similar issues with the 1.8 - does anyone out there have similar experiences with the 1.9 CDTI?
Does this engine have a torsional damper built into the flywheel like the Ford TDCI engines?
As a mater of interest, they say that the A/C has run out of gas, but does not have a leak, which I find a contradiction in terms. My dads Citroen is 9 years old and the A/C is still perfect - no recharging at all.
Any advice would be welcome.