Lancia Motor Club

Model Technical and Interest => Ypsilon, Musa and Y10 => Topic started by: Harvey on 07 January, 2008, 07:23:27 PM



Title: Slipping clutch
Post by: Harvey on 07 January, 2008, 07:23:27 PM
Uh-oh. The clutch has started to slip on the Ypsilon. 39k on the odometer.

I can think of 3 reasons:
1. Poor quality of clutch fitted originally
2. The car had a hard life in her first 12 months as a demonstrator
3. Too much boy racer driving on my part

Naturally, number 3 is right out. I did all my excessive acceleration in the Dedra, which tended to speed up quite nicely when you pressed the fast pedal. Number 1 is surely unlikely in this modern era? Even if it was sub-standard, it's hard to prove and waaaaay out of warranty. So that leaves number 2. I want confessions from those of you who borrowed this car and had far too much fun in your 48 hours. Usual e-mail address. All guilty parties' details will be kept confidential. Promise.  :)


Title: Re: Slipping clutch
Post by: Harvey on 25 January, 2008, 04:46:56 PM
OK, no confessions yet, but there's still time. The car's booked in next Wednesday. Anyone want to have a guess what the local Fiat dealer will charge to fit a new clutch...? Closest guess wins a drink at the AGM.


Title: Re: Slipping clutch
Post by: inthedark on 25 January, 2008, 09:50:49 PM
450.00


Title: Re: Slipping clutch
Post by: JohnMillham on 25 January, 2008, 10:51:20 PM
449.99


Title: Re: Slipping clutch
Post by: JohnMillham on 25 January, 2008, 10:52:05 PM
450.01


Title: Re: Slipping clutch
Post by: Scarpia on 26 January, 2008, 10:41:27 AM
120.00 +labour  ;D


Title: Re: Slipping clutch
Post by: inthedark on 26 January, 2008, 01:39:36 PM
That's what I said ::)


Title: Re: Slipping clutch
Post by: rogerelias on 26 January, 2008, 05:22:33 PM
210+vat   Large Malt please  ::)


Title: Re: Slipping clutch
Post by: inthedark on 28 January, 2008, 06:17:24 PM
Ah No But No, you cheated, didn't you ? you rang the dealer and asked him ........ :-X


Title: Re: Slipping clutch
Post by: rogerelias on 28 January, 2008, 07:38:06 PM
Yeah but no but .as a joke. no ;)


Title: Re: Slipping clutch
Post by: Harvey on 29 January, 2008, 10:04:45 AM
My first guess would have been in line with Geoff's. Every Lancia bill seems to be somewhere between 400 and 499 somehow. I'm sure it's a conspiracy!

Well, we'll find the truth tomorrow...


Title: Re: Slipping clutch
Post by: sparehead3 on 29 January, 2008, 12:24:40 PM
350 ...

PS. Passat is still fine on it's first an only clutch at 189000miles.


Title: Re: Slipping clutch
Post by: Harvey on 29 January, 2008, 03:21:07 PM
*** Bizarre update ***

The dealer's just phoned me to say they have a customer trying to source "the same car as you have" and wanted to know if I wanted to trade in...! (Anyone on here?)


Title: Re: Slipping clutch
Post by: inthedark on 29 January, 2008, 05:35:12 PM
That's got to be a joke,  Why would anyone want to buy a car with a slipping clutch ???


Title: Re: Slipping clutch
Post by: Scarpia on 29 January, 2008, 06:01:14 PM
the sound , feeling and style without the speeding fines perhaps....


Title: Re: Slipping clutch
Post by: Harvey on 29 January, 2008, 08:09:28 PM
She's not for sale! I think the short life on the clutch must be down to the hills and traffic in Bath.  ::)


Title: Re: Slipping clutch
Post by: Harvey on 05 February, 2008, 03:35:03 PM
John wins, but only by the devious method of submitting two bids - a penny under and a penny over Geoff's...
New clutch on an Ypsilon = 443  :'(


Title: Re: Slipping clutch
Post by: fay66 on 05 February, 2008, 05:03:11 PM
OUCH!!! :( :( :(

Brian


Title: Re: Slipping clutch
Post by: Scarpia on 05 February, 2008, 05:40:04 PM
Wait till John reads the small print.
He gets a free drink at the agm, but he has to fit the new clutch in the car park.....


Title: Re: Slipping clutch
Post by: Harvey on 05 February, 2008, 07:02:38 PM
New clutch plate and thrust bearing, reconditioned plate spring, plus freeing and lubricating the seized cable. I've just been educated on clutch components by a very nice young lady at the dealership. Naturally, being a man, I had to nod knowingly as she described the fault despite not having a clue what she was on about.  :)


Title: Re: Slipping clutch
Post by: inthedark on 05 February, 2008, 07:54:19 PM
I still win, because I made the first and let's be honest, a GUESS at the price and considering
I haven't used a garage in 20 years a Bl**dy good guess so buy me a drink or I'll tell everyone
you wear pink underwear, Oooops

'the colonel'
of course I was very very drunk


Title: Re: Slipping clutch
Post by: Harvey on 05 February, 2008, 11:07:04 PM
Geoff, I'll buy you a drink and you can tell everyone I wear pink underwear if you like!  :)


Title: Re: Slipping clutch
Post by: inthedark on 06 February, 2008, 12:11:51 PM
OK I'll accept the drink, but I won't tell anyone about the pink underwear, Oh sorry I've done it again.