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    Hi all - can anyone please give me a ballpark costing to 1 - replace clutch on GTI6 and 2 - replace rings and anything related to that (e.g. head gasket?) Thanks

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    My guess would be 1500 for the clutch. Not sure about other.
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    Thanks !

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    Why do you think it needs rings?
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    Motors should/can do near 300,000 klms.

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    Not getting that car but the owner said it was blowing smoke under acceleration

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    Quote Originally Posted by SilverGTi_6 View Post
    My guess would be 1500 for the clutch. Not sure about other.
    Are these more complicated or the clutch more expensive to replace than most cars? 1500 especially assuming you mean AUD sounds ridiculous. Not trying to say you're wrong but just sounds steep, interested to find out if they are expensive for whatever reason.

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    Was a stab in the dark based on the cost of a recent C4 VTS replacement cost. It would depend on a number of factors Iíd image, such as flywheel condition, clutch fork etc.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Berridale View Post
    Motors should/can do near 300,000 klms.
    Motors with electronic fuel injection should do atleast twice that distance because you don't get as much wear during the rich warm up phase. Motors using a MAP sensor rather than a mechanical air flow meter are particular long lived if well maintained. My 1997 Honda Civic has just clicked over 447,000 km and shows no signs of wear apart from a slight rear main seal weep. My 106xsi has about 310,000km on it and runs like new. Both of these cars have a MAP sensor.
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    Dave how nice to hear from you. This xu10 with high velocity averages on the pistons does have upper cylinder wear issues, the block i have shows this, quite a few thou of wear, like 10-20. any xu10j4 block will replace it too.
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    Davemcbean! Now there's a blast from the past! How are you!

    As Matthew suggested, if an XU10 hasn't been looked after, it will have upper cylinder wear, which is only fixed by a full recondition with oversize pistons. $5K+

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    Quote Originally Posted by KiwiStyles View Post
    Are these more complicated or the clutch more expensive to replace than most cars? 1500 especially assuming you mean AUD sounds ridiculous. Not trying to say you're wrong but just sounds steep, interested to find out if they are expensive for whatever reason.

    A canadian friend of mine (now in NZ) used to say "you aussies really like to pay for things!". She was dismayed by what services, rent and so on cost here compared to Canuckistan apparently.

    1500$ for a clutch job isn't unheard of. A timing belt can run you that much. All else equal it all depends where you go, etc, etc. If the place you choose doesn't know their way around the car, they might go the long way and labour costs add up. Here, in WA, a lot of places charge 75$ per hour in labour. As a result I prefer to buy OEM parts and offset the cost by doing my own servicing. So far no complaints from the customer.
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    Makes sense, a lot of our mechanics are around $50 NZD per hour so taking that into account and part costs etc I can see where the inflation comes into mind. Plus the whole OEM vs Aftermarket.

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    Consider this:
    Exedy GTi6 clutch kit $470 (ebay price)
    Skim flywheel $70
    2L gearbox oil $40
    sub total $580

    If you're smart, you'd install a new clutch cable at the same time $50, and a new rear main seal $30

    Add 8hrs labour @ $80 per hour $640

    And you've got $1300 (assuming everything goes ok).

    I didn't mention new flywheel bolts & Loctite.

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    Don't know you get labour for under $100 an hour!

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    Quote Originally Posted by GRAHAM WALLIS View Post
    Don't know you get labour for under $100 an hour!
    My god, for these prices in New Zealand you'd expect a massage and a meal.

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    Havenít seen Labour for under $100 in a while either. Some dealers are closer to $150 than $100 (not that Iíd take a car to a dealer out of warranty).
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    Yea anything under $100 per hour is cheap!
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    Quote Originally Posted by cam85 View Post
    Yea anything under $100 per hour is cheap!
    And thus $1500 is cheap.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cam85 View Post
    Yea anything under $100 per hour is cheap!

    Yeah, because all mechanics are academics with a PhD in parts washing and a lifetime of papers published in how to screw the customer.

    Get real. A senior lecturer is paid 75$/hour (teaching).
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    Quote Originally Posted by schlitzaugen View Post
    Yeah, because all mechanics are academics with a PhD in parts washing and a lifetime of papers published in how to screw the customer.

    Get real. A senior lecturer is paid 75$/hour (teaching).
    What a stupid comment how much do you think it costs to open the doors every morning


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    Keep them shut!
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    So only people that can fix their own cars can get repairs good luck with that


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    And plumbers and electricians are so much cheaper when the only door they have to open is their van!?
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    Um yeah thatís why independent mobile mechanics are so cheap , but sparkys and plumbers have also the legal bonus that stops morons half assing their trade so bit of a captive market.

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