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Mercedes A Class clutch change...
« on: 06 May 2018, 09:55:37 »

What is the book time, and can it realistically be done on a driveway :-\

I appreciate that doing it on the drive will be at least double book time, but it does give an idea of labour costs.

Car is a '52 A160. Clutch itself is fine, but the slave cylinder has failed... Pedal on the floor and fluid pissing out from bottom of the bell housing being a pretty unambiguous verdict.

Also, any mileage in changing the clutch master cylinder at  the same time? Obviously changing the clutch is a no brainer given as it's officially an engine out job...
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Re: Mercedes A Class clutch change...
« Reply #1 on: 06 May 2018, 11:07:34 »

Tolerance data says 7.25 Hour to remove box or 7.58 to replace  bearing ,
guess they don'y allow much time to clean parts / stuff up  ;D
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Re: Mercedes A Class clutch change...
« Reply #2 on: 06 May 2018, 11:35:06 »

What is the book time, and can it realistically be done on a driveway :-\

I appreciate that doing it on the drive will be at least double book time, but it does give an idea of labour costs.




You must be some sort of masochist. The sort whose videos aren't even allowed on the internet :o
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Re: Mercedes A Class clutch change...
« Reply #3 on: 06 May 2018, 11:44:38 »


You must be some sort of masochist. The sort whose videos aren't even allowed on the internet :o

dirty filth with photo's  :o  ::)

better a driveway than a live lane of a dual carriageway  :y
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Re: Mercedes A Class clutch change...
« Reply #4 on: 06 May 2018, 12:14:22 »

Tolerance data says 7.25 Hour to remove box or 7.58 to replace  bearing ,
guess they don'y allow much time to clean parts / stuff up  ;D

Wow!  :o That'd be one hell of a bill if Merc did the job.

P.S. What's the time given for a starter on  Smart Roadster (with a/c) ..... it took me about 5 hours to remove & the same(ish) to refit ...... what a t**t of a job
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Re: Mercedes A Class clutch change...
« Reply #5 on: 06 May 2018, 12:50:57 »

P.S. What's the time given for a starter on  Smart Roadster (with a/c) ..... it took me about 5 hours to remove & the same(ish) to refit ...... what a t**t of a job
I bit niche for my  software and i know very little about compact cars  :P
info on the "fourtwo" smart 599cc item says 1.5 hours , which is of no help  :D

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Re: Mercedes A Class clutch change...
« Reply #6 on: 06 May 2018, 14:06:06 »

P.S. What's the time given for a starter on  Smart Roadster (with a/c) ..... it took me about 5 hours to remove & the same(ish) to refit ...... what a t**t of a job
I bit niche for my  software and i know very little about compact cars  :P
info on the "fourtwo" smart 599cc item says 1.5 hours , which is of no help  :D

That's basically the same engine ..... I'd defy anyone to do it in 1.5 hrs though.
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Re: Mercedes A Class clutch change...
« Reply #7 on: 06 May 2018, 15:43:02 »

I shouldn't imagine there's too much room in there.
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Re: Mercedes A Class clutch change...
« Reply #8 on: 06 May 2018, 15:50:28 »

maybe it's 3 men for 1.5 hours
1 to hold the car up in the air
1 to do the spannering
1 to pass the tools,make the coffee etc
that works out at about 5 hours  :y
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Re: Mercedes A Class clutch change...
« Reply #9 on: 06 May 2018, 16:23:40 »

What is the book time, and can it realistically be done on a driveway :-\

I appreciate that doing it on the drive will be at least double book time, but it does give an idea of labour costs.




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...  ::)
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Re: Mercedes A Class clutch change...
« Reply #10 on: 06 May 2018, 17:12:00 »

I shouldn't imagine there's too much room in there.

None at all ..... Not that I want to hijack Dr Golloms thread  :-[
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Re: Mercedes A Class clutch change...
« Reply #11 on: 06 May 2018, 17:13:54 »

maybe it's 3 men for 1.5 hours
1 to hold the car up in the air
1 to do the spannering
1 to pass the tools,make the coffee etc
that works out at about 5 hours  :y

 ;D ;D You need to drive one to appreciate how good they are to drive ..... point it into a corner & it'll just go round it.  :y
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Re: Mercedes A Class clutch change...
« Reply #12 on: 06 May 2018, 17:14:14 »

They're related products, I can't even see my starter motor, let alone touch it with anything bigger than string ::)
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Re: Mercedes A Class clutch change...
« Reply #13 on: 06 May 2018, 17:15:40 »

maybe it's 3 men for 1.5 hours
1 to hold the car up in the air
1 to do the spannering
1 to pass the tools,make the coffee etc
that works out at about 5 hours  :y

 ;D ;D You need to drive one to appreciate how good they are to drive ..... point it into a corner & it'll just go round it.  :y
Inspite of its reputation, the A Class is actually rather fun  too :y
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Re: Mercedes A Class clutch change...
« Reply #14 on: 06 May 2018, 17:19:34 »

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.  ???
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