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Sender's Name: darren
Question: hi mate thanks for the reply u sed it would cost me bout 225 plus labour and vat to fit new clutch for me do u no how much would cost for all of it? thanks darren
Answer: Sorry Darren the 225 was the labour! These aren't nice to do and you have to fit the alternative pedal. The clutch is 265ish with the pedal and quadrant at 20. Total is around 570 with vat.
 
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Sender's Name: Phil
Question: Hi Alan, another question please. I have a 2002 1.7 DTi Astra Sportive van with a Y17DT engine and covered 78000 miles. Problem. Van starts and runs fine most of the time but occasionally loses power. Symptoms. Engine revs OK. No warning lights. No smoke. Poor acceleration but still maintains motorway speeds albeit with no great respose from throttle. Feels like not enough fuel is being injected? Very small hesitations before 25% ish power loss. I can drive maybe 200 miles with no problem, then out of the blue the power drops. I have checked for loose hoses and electrical connectios, all seem ok Recent work done. About a month ago engine stalled in traffic and would not start again. Located fault to dry/ corroded solder joints inside fuel pump ecu. Remade these connections, changed cambelt, fuel filter, air filter, and front brake pads. Van ran like a dream for about 3500 miles after this work and until very recently. Any ideas would be appreciated as this is my only work van. Thanks.
Answer: Hi.. First of all we don't get involved with diesel management! As a basic principle, I'd suggest having a code read and live data check done by a dealer, then go from there. Intermittent faults drive us all mad, I can tell you!
 
Subject: Enging Tuner || New Question
Sender's Name: Phil
Question: Hi. What options are available to tune an Astra 1.7 dti van with Y17DT engine. I am looking for economy with performance. Thanks.
Answer: Superchips can help you there I think. Average 30 bhp extra and plenty of torque. Fix it first though!
 
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Sender's Name: paul
Question: hi alan ive just re-shelled my escort rs turbo into a cabriolet i also removed the abs i changed the whole loom + tank+fuel pump etc everything electrical works ok but the engine wont fire up its got fuel + and its got a spark please help
Answer: You need to make sure you are getting fuel from the cold start injector. It relies on that for start up. Do you have a manual for the injection system? they can be complicated to deal with.
 
Subject: Enging Tuner || New Question
Sender's Name: darren
Question: hi mate could u tell what would be a good clutch for my s2 turbo at the moment its got a paddle clutch and think its on its way out so was going to replace it. It's currently running at 180 bhp also its not ticking over that well any suggestions? o yeah what would u charge to change clutch thanks mate
Answer: We'd fit an AP Racing organic. It's much better than a paddle on the road, and will handle the power. You'll need the Ford adjustable clutch pedal to go with it. We reckon 5 hours to fit a clutch on these, so 225 plus vat labour. It will need tuning to deal with the running faults.
 
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