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So I bought the newest tidiest x-type I could in May after parting with the s-type, in the best colour (black) one of the last made, with most of the toys, really good history and had all the expensive bits done including dual mass flywheel and clutch kit with genuine Jaguar parts last November.Trouble free motoring until today, clutch has started to slip slightly,  it has only covered 2300 miles since it was replaced. Contacted the garage that fitted it a year ago for £1077.00 and there's nothing they can do because it is just over 12 months, fair enough I suppose. So do I sell it and get something else, I know I will take a hit on the price with the clutch starting to slip but will I see £1000 more when I sell  if I spend it on another new clutch?  Do I keep it, repair it and drive it forever with the knowledge that the clutch could possibly fail in another 13 months and be hit with another bill? Anyone will to give any advice? Thanks in advance

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hi

Id have the clutch done,

at a guess they never put a new one in, they last many years, Ive never known one fail after 12 months

the last couple of clutches Ive changed, were due to going stiff or thrust bearing fail, never had one slip

should only cost £300 to £500 for a new clutch kit, fitted, I'd phone around

cheers

Joe

 

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I agree - you have had rotten luck and lightening doesn't strike twice. Find a good independent dealer and you'll save a packet. Post for members on here who know of good tecchies near you. If its done well you should be fine.

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The complete clutch kit and dmf was changed with Genuine Jaguar supplied parts from Bristol main dealer, and fitted by a very reputable garage, and I don't have no reason to doubt them, but it is disheartening. 

The clutch only slips when the turbo cuts in and it feels almost like an automatic if you understand? the revs go up without the speed rising then the revs/speed sync up. But if i put it in 4th gear really quickly from pulling away no slipping? Its really odd.

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Ok a bit of an update,

My local spanner guy who does all the servicing for the work vans for my business has had the car in and has been gradually working on it as time allows, i told him no rush just do it right! he has today stripped the not very old clutch dmf etc out and has called me around for a look. The way he has described it is, the flywheel has no tension, and showed me it moved side to side very easily but also wobbled across the face, the clutch plate as I recognise has only been contacting on the outer portion of the place abrasive and you can plainly see it is glazed and badly worn, but the inner half of the clutch plate is virtually brand new with no visible wear? The clutch and kit he thinks are a mash up of comline and borg and beck? and said really it should have had a LUK one? So the good garage scheme reputable garage that installed "genuine Jaguar bits" and charged £1077 for the pleasure appears to be not such a good garage, and im guessing genuine Jaguar parts would have been 1 brand not a mismatch. On the plus side the spanners is doing the whole job for £600 and I trust he will complete the job as it should have been done the first time. He said he will try to squeeze the reassembly tomorrow so when it is complete I will update and report again and upload some picture of the wear on the old clutch plate. 

 

p.s. anyone want a 2300 mile clutch with 1 careful owner? lol

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Sickening isn't it - Why can people get away with passing off bodge work for good work.  It's everywhere, and we as consumers seem powerless to do something about it.  Sounds like your local spanner blokey is worth sticking with though.

I haven't looked properly on here, but it would be nice to have a list of 'trusted' reliable people who can be absolutely relied on to do jobs right.

Glad it's going to be sorted

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