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Another Software Dev who likes doing a little bit of mechanic-ing on the side.

  • 66 Datsun Fairlady (Roadster)
  • 99 Ford Fairmont (AU)

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comment Is any power from the alternator 'free'?
Not an answer, but a related question that doesn't show up as being related: mechanics.stackexchange.com/questions/1536/…
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comment Approximately how many hours of labour is involved in a clutch replacement
@BobCross thanks Bob. That checkbox wasn't available for me. Must be only for Moderators or possibly people with more than xxx reputation points.
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accepted Approximately how many hours of labour is involved in a clutch replacement
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comment Approximately how many hours of labour is involved in a clutch replacement
@BobCross I hadn't considered it, but sure, if that's the done thing. Let me know if I should and I will.
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answered Approximately how many hours of labour is involved in a clutch replacement
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comment Approximately how many hours of labour is involved in a clutch replacement
Thanks Larry, that last part is exactly what I was asking for: an extreme example for each category and a sensible middle ground example as well. So we've made a good start, now we just need examples for the other 3 categories.
Mar
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comment Effect of loss of fuel tank vapours on mileage
@kahbou No worries. The StackExchange engine excels with these sorts of slightly generic questions when people are willing to put a bit of time into both the question and the answer. And you are 100% correct about the MAP sensor I should not have mentioned it. I also left out option 3 which is the forced induction option where air is leaking in the other direction confusing the ECU in a slightly different way but producing the same outcome.
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comment Approximately how many hours of labour is involved in a clutch replacement
@mikes I don't agree or I wouldn't have asked. From my own limited experience I know the rear-wheel drive setup is easily answered to within an hour or two. The front-wheel drive may have a little more variance but I have less experience with them so I might be wrong. I have no experience with either of the all-wheel drive setups, so perhaps the variances here might be too large to give a useful answer but I doubt it. I'm not looking for a down to the minute answer here, just a very rough guide to show just how much (or little) labour is required to change a clutch.
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comment What parts are required to replace a clutch?
@MattLove take a look at the question I just posted here. Hopefully someone will answer to give you a better idea of what's fair and what isn't.
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asked Approximately how many hours of labour is involved in a clutch replacement
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comment What parts are required to replace a clutch?
I just edited the answer to add extra info about the amount of work required to do a clutch replacement.
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revised What parts are required to replace a clutch?
Added an extra section about the amount of work involved in replacing a clutch
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comment What parts are required to replace a clutch?
@MattLove - changing a clutch is not a trivial job, it involves A LOT of work. Most of the cost of having a clutch replaced is in the labour not in the parts. Now if he's charging you $900+ just for parts then either he's replacing a lot of other stuff as well (which is a possibility) or he's ripping you off.