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Re: Mercedes A Class clutch change...
« Reply #15 on: 06 May 2018, 17:40:22 »

Yet more legendary German engineering.  ::) ;D
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Re: Mercedes A Class clutch change...
« Reply #16 on: 06 May 2018, 18:42:04 »

They're related products, I can't even see my starter motor, let alone touch it with anything bigger than string ::)

Now there's a shiney new starter fitted that has a nice clean white sticker on it, I can just about see it looking from the top of the engine bay.  ;D If you think changing 6 plugs on an Omega is fun, try changing a Roadsters 6 plugs ...... all the rear panels need to come off to reach the rear most plugs.  ???

The early A class was officially and engine out job to change the plugs (but is doable without).  Somebody at MB needs shooting, but all the designers already left before the A class was even conceived, and engineering design handed over to the local nursery
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Re: Mercedes A Class clutch change...
« Reply #17 on: 06 May 2018, 18:49:17 »


You must be some sort of masochist. The sort whose videos aren't even allowed on the internet :o
That wasn't a no :D

Thinking summat along the lines of remove struts/rack/driveshafts, support engine, drop subframe, lower engine and pull box...

Obviously a few detail points in those steps...  ::)


If you don't think that was a no, then do the job and get back to me.


The last time my mother's Focus needed a clutch(she's old and incompetent; every 20k miles max) she asked me if I would do it. I would want more to do it than any garage would charge, which is probably true of any FWD car where the subframe needs to be removed/shifted.


I doubt I would do an Omega clutch in the street either; I'm too old for that sort of shit job.
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Re: Mercedes A Class clutch change...
« Reply #18 on: 06 May 2018, 19:49:01 »

 ;D

I know exactly where you're coming from...

Incidentally the clutch most definitely wasn't what I had in mind in my PM... That was a variation on the welding theme ;)
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Re: Mercedes A Class clutch change...
« Reply #19 on: 07 May 2018, 08:08:09 »

They're related products, I can't even see my starter motor, let alone touch it with anything bigger than string ::)

Now there's a shiney new starter fitted that has a nice clean white sticker on it, I can just about see it looking from the top of the engine bay.  ;D If you think changing 6 plugs on an Omega is fun, try changing a Roadsters 6 plugs ...... all the rear panels need to come off to reach the rear most plugs.  ???

The early A class was officially and engine out job to change the plugs (but is doable without).  Somebody at MB needs shooting, but all the designers already left before the A class was even conceived, and engineering design handed over to the local nursery
Credit where it's due, it's a packaging masterpiece. I would wager that the rear legroom puts even an XJ to shame...

Unfortunately this does introduce a level of compromise when it comes to servicing work... Wipers need removing to change the pollen filter for example. I have yet to fix d the spark plugs, but I suspect that they will become visible when I remove the air box to investigate the clutch... It is as likely to be a failed pipe as cylinder.
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Re: Mercedes A Class clutch change...
« Reply #20 on: 07 May 2018, 09:06:27 »

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... it is as likely to be a failed pipe as cylinder.

 ;D ;D ;D what was I thinking...
Whilst the back of the gearbox is damp, the pipe and associated rubber hose are, of course, bone dry... So the box has to come off ::)

Which means a coolant change, brake fluid change, gearbox oil change and aircon regas...

Might as well get the aux belt and tensioner done whilst the engine is out :D
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Re: Mercedes A Class clutch change...
« Reply #21 on: 07 May 2018, 09:24:03 »

it's a packaging masterpiece typical post 1990 MB slap-dash, throw some bits together randomly without considering the consequences, design

FTFY
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Re: Mercedes A Class clutch change...
« Reply #22 on: 07 May 2018, 09:27:51 »

it's a packaging masterpiece typical post 1990 MB slap-dash, throw some bits together randomly without considering the consequences, design

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Can't much argue with that...  ;D
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Re: Mercedes A Class clutch change...
« Reply #23 on: 11 May 2018, 22:39:43 »

They not that bad to do if I'm honest.  Just time taking
Well on lift . On floor this another story

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Re: Mercedes A Class clutch change...
« Reply #24 on: 12 May 2018, 09:44:43 »

They not that bad to do if I'm honest.  Just time taking
Well on lift . On floor this another story
It's all the dismantling that takes the time
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Re: Mercedes A Class clutch change...
« Reply #25 on: 14 May 2018, 17:23:09 »

Mr Clutch have volunteered for this dubious honour...

The lucky, lucky people  :D
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Re: Mercedes A Class clutch change...
« Reply #26 on: 14 May 2018, 18:43:28 »

Mr Clutch have volunteered for this dubious honour...

The lucky, lucky people  :D

Dare we ask how much?  ???
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Re: Mercedes A Class clutch change...
« Reply #27 on: 14 May 2018, 18:46:47 »

Mr Clutch have volunteered for this dubious honour...

The lucky, lucky people  :D

Dare we ask how much?  ???
Less than a diesel Mundeo dmf :-X
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Re: Mercedes A Class clutch change...
« Reply #28 on: 14 May 2018, 18:48:09 »

Mr Clutch have volunteered for this dubious honour...

The lucky, lucky people  :D

Dare we ask how much?  ???
I suspect more than I would pay to keep an A class running.
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Re: Mercedes A Class clutch change...
« Reply #29 on: 14 May 2018, 18:54:53 »

Mr Clutch have volunteered for this dubious honour...

The lucky, lucky people  :D

Dare we ask how much?  ???
I suspect more than I would pay to keep an A class running.
Spending the equivalent amount on another car would have been more of a gamble...

If it lasts 6 months, the savings on fuel/tax/insurance will cover it. And having it done means not having to worry about it  ;)
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