Alternator or brushes

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SCP440
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Re: Alternator or brushes

Post by SCP440 »

Some of this modern stuff is crazy with the repairs they need and how long it takes to do it. My neighbour recently had a clutch and new steering rack fitted to his Focus. Total cost was just over £2k. It needed a flywheel and the rack had to be coded to the car. Last year I replaced the clutch on my Daughters in laws Mini as the garage had quoted her over £1200. Well after 10 hours work I can see why they wanted so much and I had no real problems apart from the amount of stuff that needed removing and disconecting. I can remember replacing a clutch on a Cortina many years ago, it took less than an hour.
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Re: Alternator or brushes

Post by Mc Tool »

Yeah , I have to take the intake manifold and associated bullshit off to get at half my spark plugs .....they used to stick out the side of the motor all nice and handy 😁
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Re: Alternator or brushes

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I had to buy a special socket to do the spark plugs on the wifes Mini Paceman, 12 sided instead of 6 sided. It can be done with a standard socket but they are so deep in the engine it is better to use the correct tool. Mercedes have started using special socket for there wheel nuts. Looks like a locking wheel nut tool but all the nuts are the same.
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