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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 10-04-2017, 14:55 Thread Starter
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Question Whinier than the Wife

Is that even how you spell whinier?

Anyhoo, my 54 plate mk2 1.4 ZR has developed (I say developed, it's being doing it for around 2 years but I've never bothered to do anything about it) a whine when sitting there idling. If I dip the clutch it goes away. MOT fella reckons it's probably the clutch bearing. That sounds expensive, and beyond the skills of a bloke like me.

For an idea of where I'm at, I managed my own head gasket change last year with no problems, completely stripping the head down in the process.

Now considering my car's worth about as much as a family sized bag of Maltesers, is it worth me going to the effort of fixing it myself (if I'm capable), of should I just consign it to its inevitable doom?

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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 10-04-2017, 15:11
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I'd give it a go yourself. If you can change your HG yourself then a clutch shouldn't be much problem. Maybe get a mate to help you lift it up and out but other than that it's only nuts and bolts. Get a decent clutch alignment tool just to make life easier.
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Not inevitable doom.
If it is a failing release bearing they can whine on for ages before fully failing. To replace means gearbox off and then probably false economy not to renew all clutch parts at the same time.
Given your valuation in Malteesers I would let it whine on.
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Give it a go, if it works well done, if it doesn't you haven't lost much as you wer scrapping it anyway.
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If it stops whining when you dip the clutch it sounds more like the first motion shaft input bearing.
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post #6 of 6 (permalink) Old 12-04-2017, 09:30 Thread Starter
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That sounds even more expensive, and difficult!

Might just ride it out.

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