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post #11 of 12 (permalink) Old 9th January 2021, 08:26 Thread Starter
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better to have them supply and fit, there is no way any garage would fit your supplied part, then give a decent warrantee. -
let them make some money on parts (as well as the labour) and give you a warrantee on the whole job

but if doing the job yourself, then take advantage of any parts discounts that you can.
I agree, I wouldnít let just any garage to replace that clutch. Itís not like replacing the brake pads. The gearbox ECU needs to be re-programmed and few other things need do be done properly. Hendy gave me 1 year warranty for the parts and labour.

I actually called 6 different garages (including 2 automatic gearbox specialists) in my area. The moment they hear the word PowerShift, they all say the same thing: they donít do them.
I guess thereís a reason for that. There are some independent garages ďspecialisingĒ in PowerShift gearboxes, but they are quite far away and my car couldnít make it that far with a broken clutch. Pain in the neck.

Itís all done now, I have collected the car yesterday and it drives as good as new. Yes, it is very disappointing as the car isnít that old and doesnít have many miles on the clock. Clutch is a major failure and it will make me think twice next time Iíll be considering buying a Ford. The damage for the brand is significant.

Many thanks again for all your replies.
Peter.
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post #12 of 12 (permalink) Old 9th January 2021, 12:05
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better to have them supply and fit, there is no way any garage would fit your supplied part, then give a decent warrantee. -
let them make some money on parts (as well as the labour) and give you a warrantee on the whole job

but if doing the job yourself, then take advantage of any parts discounts that you can.

The indie garage i use is fantastic.
He gives a guarantee on all work for 12 months that he completes regardless of whather he supplies the parts or i do. I use him for any jobs i find beyond the scope of my diy skills.

1 litre Zetec Turbo petrol 74Kw / 100 Ps. as in my avatar.
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