My 2007 R56 MCS went in for a service today and they hvae advised a new clutch for my car.
I have had some problems for a while now with the biting point seeming to move randomly and instead of being roughly in the middle of the release of the pedal, is much lower down and seems to bite with the pedal a cm or two off the floor. Once the pedal is fully released, I can feel a vibration through the pedal as though something is stuck and then gets released. It is often accompanied by a shrieking metal on metal sound.
I have been quoted £980 for Mini to replace the clutch.
I was just wondering if other people have had this done recently and if this was competitive?
The car is from June 2007, I have owned for two years and currently has 46k on the clock.
Could actually be a number of things. The problem is you won't know until they drop the transmission and have a look. Usually clutch pedal pulsation is due to the following causes:
Damaged throwout bearing
Warped clutch disk as a result of slippage and overheating
Broken clutch springs
The cost will depend on what needs to be replaced. If you are getting slippage, then you'll need a full clutch kit and flywheel most likely. The bulk of the cost is labour and I think your quote isn't all that expensive, to be honest.
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