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    Oh deary me, poor SRi

    Well......

    Car was misbehaving a bit on Saturday and just before the MIG meet on Sunday all hell broke lose (well, not really, I'm just being a drama queen).

    There had been a funny rattle when coasting at very slow speeds which seems to have now developed into the inability to select 3rd gear - it grinds and moans as if you haven't got the clutch down.

    Off to get it looked at in a sec.
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    You still not replaced that clutch Steve? Good God, that started making funny noises the summer before last!
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    Quote Originally Posted by MatG
    really liked the UV corsa and I think its a shame it never got finished, and is not just rusting away

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    oh dear, I think you might have done what I did mate.

    Fingers crossed for ya.
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    Booked in to Vauxhall for Thursday... this is going to be expensive.
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    p.s. Jeeeeeesus @ Jace's pic.... how much did that set you back!?
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    Did you change your clutch Steve????
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    Quote Originally Posted by MatG
    really liked the UV corsa and I think its a shame it never got finished, and is not just rusting away

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    more than likely mate, I totally know how you feel, I'm up to rebuild number 3 now, car gets picked up this evening, on a flat bed this time...

    Are you adimant about going to the dealer for it?
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    The first time it happened the total bill was about £950 for labour, rebuild and oil etc. I had £500 max liability on the warranty that came with the car, so I (only!) had to pay £450, the second time it went it was covered by warranty of the people that rebuilt it, this time....don't know yet, it's a different problem this time!

    If the dealers want more than that mate it might be worth shopping about, I had mine rebuilt by Bexhill Gearboxes near Hastings (01424 424132), they will collect the box and drop it off again to the garage of your choice. Worth bearing in mind anyway.


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    Si - No, I never did put the other clutch in... ended up selling it.

    Jace - That's not good mate, who'd own a modified car a? As for the dealer thing, I'm only going there cos they can get me in this week, everywhere else is pretty well booked. The problem is that I need my car for work so can't really afford to have it off the road for too long.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sjflat
    Si - No, I never did put the other clutch in... ended up selling it.
    Well I expect it's just collapsed. Your car is quite well over due for a clutch as it's been making noises for some time now. Deffo still on its original clutch.

    Doubt it's the GB, it felt fine when I drove it last.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MatG
    really liked the UV corsa and I think its a shame it never got finished, and is not just rusting away

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