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post #21 of 46 Old August 13th, 2014, 02:25 PM
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They are probably charging $170 an hour..

Most shops out in CO are less than $120 an hour. I would baby it until you can get back to town.
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They are probably charging $170 an hour..

Most shops out in CO are less than $120 an hour. I would baby it until you can get back to town.
just got it back today. made sure I'm only paying $170. here's the list of stuff i need to replace, according to them.



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Yeah that's ridiculous.

Isn't AED out there? Do they do repairs? If not they probably know a reputable shop that will.
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Yeah that's ridiculous.

Isn't AED out there? Do they do repairs? If not they probably know a reputable shop that will.
AED?

i already have an appointment with a shop tomorrow with a reference from a trusted mechanic (he works on german cars or i would've gone to him).

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post #26 of 46 Old August 13th, 2014, 06:27 PM
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DAFQ? If I'm spending that much they better include complementary lube.

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Fly me out to ca. I'll change your clutch in their parking lot for a case of beer. And fly me back to tx.

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I don't know a lot about the s197 body styles, but don't they have a hydraulic clutch? Do you think it's possible maybe it just needs to be bled a bit?

Honestly though, like some other people have said, I have given up letting anyone else touch my car. I've done all the work on the Mustang myself for pretty much for the life of the car, minus when I first bought it, just because I can afford to have it down for a week or two at a time, but with my DD, I would sometimes drop it off at the shop so I could still make it to work that day, then just pick it up when my shift ends. I've consistently been screwed, either with prices or shotty workmanship, though. After doing the math, it's honestly more cost effective for me to just take the day off and do the work myself. Plus then I know the fix is permanent.

With that said, a clutch change isn't that big of a deal. If you can make it back home, I would grab a knowledgeable friend and change it out if I were you.


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Fly me out to ca. I'll change your clutch in their parking lot for a case of beer. And fly me back to tx.
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Wtf clutch job would be like a grand or so give or take if we did it at our shop. It'd take a day or 2 at most. Clutch pressure plate throw out bearing and cut the flywheel. You're looking maybe 5 to 600 in labor and 55 for the resurface and however much a clutch is..

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this was just posted on car memes... reminded me of this thread lol


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My buddy's Gallardo e-gear clutch replacement was less than $4700 at a Lamborghini dealer lol

Find a new dealer if you can man - or do it yourself. That's absurd.

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this was just posted on car memes... reminded me of this thread lol

that's the new quote at the current shop for the clutch and front brakes. i said fuck it, just fix it. at least, i saved about 1600-1700 bucks.

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I've been driving with a fucked up clutch since bought my car
not really fun not being able to get the power down, huh?

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Is your Mustang an export?? Holy sh... $4700 That's crazy!



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My buddy's Gallardo e-gear clutch replacement was less than $4700 at a Lamborghini dealer lol

Find a new dealer if you can man - or do it yourself. That's absurd.
That really puts it in perspective.. One of my coworkers had mechanical insurance and roasted the clutch on his supercharged s197, they cut him a check for I think $3k. He had a high end clutch installed at a shop and still money left over.
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that's the new quote at the current shop for the clutch and front brakes. i said fuck it, just fix it. at least, i saved about 1600-1700 bucks.
damn, was really hoping to see somebody on MM from your area helping you out with the labor

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yeah I'm surprised how many members offered to help.

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Man that's expensive as shit. I would help out if you were closer. We could have done it in my garage and my GF would have made food for us. lol


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