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Well guys when a car has to be towed in , repair bell housing where the bearing failed parts cost ( flywheel,clutch , s/bearing , bell housing bearing )£2107,57 , Labour £850 , lubricants £40 , tow in charge £160
Vat £631,51

Somehow I think people before start commenting if they where overcharged should first find out what was the work done .

Thank you all .

Marios
 

Spartacus

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I was just pointing out that a clutch can be done for that money ( as this thread is about someones clutch that has just gone ) . I was n't saying that you overcharged . I don't know what other damage was done . As I said eairler I have never seen a clutch do that before . It disintergrated ! My apologies if this was taken the wrong way .
 
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Contigo

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The one I'd be more concerned with is why it failed when 16% worn in May. I know tangs can fail but really?
 

Spartacus

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Nope , they don t seem to fail anymore . As I said buy a new one from Maserati . There are still a load of the dodgy ones being sold from other outlets apparently .

Mines on 70% worn and and still going so I will be expecting it to go at some point . But you never know,they do go all the way sometimes . Matt had a Spyder that was in its 90s and worked fine ,I think ?
 
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conaero

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That was what I was referring to, not heard of a tang failure for a while
You certainly don’t which adds weight to this argument. You could also argue as the cars get older they are driven less.

From my personal experience, my 06 GS was on its third clutch in 3 years and 25k miles.

I bought a 02 Spyder with 40k miles on it and the original clutch wear of 77%. Drove it about 10k miles over 2 years and sold it to Zag at 78%. He loaded more miles on it until it went. Clutch was removed and found not to be at fault, it was the actuator.

Bought another 06 GS in 2014 and the clutch had been replace 2 years/10k miles prior. Put 10k or so on it and sold it 2 years ago. The guy that owns it for the past two years still has a healthy clutch.

Suppose you have to do the maths but one thing I know is I would only buy a clutch from the main dealer with a current production date on it.
 

Mike X

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Well guys when a car has to be towed in , repair bell housing where the bearing failed parts cost ( flywheel,clutch , s/bearing , bell housing bearing )£2107,57 , Labour £850 , lubricants £40 , tow in charge £160
Vat £631,51

Somehow I think people before start commenting if they where overcharged should first find out what was the work done .

Thank you all .

Marios
So sorry Marios , that did kind of sound like I was complaining , I didn’t mean it to sound like that , classic case of not thinking about what I was posting , you are still my favourite Maserati guru and I wouldn’t dream of taking my baby anywhere else :shy1:
 

Sparks

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Hi all.

Just has a call from Vic at Migliore. Apparently, the clutch was jammed.

But good news is it should be back with me by the weekend :tomato6::tomato6::tomato6:
 

Ianed0

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I can concur on the costs of that job, my car was in with Marios at the time and the list of damage from that little lot was :0036:so its not all black & white
 

Mike X

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I can concur on the costs of that job, my car was in with Marios at the time and the list of damage from that little lot was :0036:so its not all black & white
Ah , thanks lanedO , I must admit , when I got the bill I felt rather sick , I knew they could be expensive to repair but after only having her for a couple of months and then being hit like that I seriously began to doubt my purchase . It took me quite a while to even open the garage door to see her after that . I started looking at TVRs and , dare I say it , Boxsters again , then the weather picked up and we started the relationship over again , I am happy to say that we are now in a good place , I have altered the exhaust ( X pipe and modded back boxes , thanks Jason ) fitted alloy pedals and a new battery , I have got a genuine wind break and a set of nav CDs ( thanks Vince ) I have cleaned the interior and polished up the exterior also taken the wheels off and have deep cleaned the callipers and wheel arches and suspension also fitted re furbed wheel bolts which has made a huge difference .
The only other issue , apart from the air con and central locking not working , is the roof , when it is closed it is rather frayed & ratty looking , sometimes it doesn’t like to be disturbed at all , but I don’t really mind too much , it would be nice to have a nice condition , properly working roof , with a glass window but hey ho , summer is round the corner and there is a Yorkshire meet up on 28th April , so we are going to meet a few Masers and have a chat .
Just been looking at a Fiat 124 Spyder Abarth , hmmmm !!!
 

Ianed0

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Mmm yes I was speaking to Russell about your dilemma regarding the roof, in the grand scheme there pretty good value to run if you compare these to other similar marques but occasionally you might get a run of bills.
 

Mike X

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I could live with the ODD big one , I love the car , I knew she had issues when I bought her , I guess the clutch is a major box ticked , shouldn’t need doing again for a while , fingers crossed .
I suppose it’s just the price we pay to live the Italian dream .
 
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Try running a Porsche! I know of so many owners with £12k-£15k rebuilds. Turbo and GT3's are expensive cars to maintain in tip-top condition. Sadly, people still cut corners with Turbo and GT3's and rack up mileages on Turbo cars (70k-80k easily) but GT3's tend to be low mileage garage queens and even then still cost dear to maintain. When the potential bills mount up Turbo cars and non-Turbo cars are passed on to a guy with an appetite for lemons. GT3's are still specialist but carry a risk of buying a crash damaged wreck repaired on the cheap out-of-pocket without an insurance claim and clear on HPI. Turbos rust (not the car but the actual turbo units). Rear brake pipes corrode and need an engine drop to put in new brake pipes at around £1000. The old rule applies - buy a good well-sorted car from the outset, preferably from an owner who has the ability to run a £100k car with maintenance bills that go with that sort of car. The price to pay for an Italian dream is real enough.