Car: 2007 '07' 2.2 5 door
Join Date: 17th October 2009
Location: Newcastle, UK
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Clutch again (warrants own thread)
Hi all, i've previously posted in the clutch failure thread - but since then........well i'll tell the full story....grab a cuppa.
Ok, bought the car in Mid October - everything was spot on minus the squeeky clutch which i read about (which allowed some bartering at sale) so once the car was ours - the begining of November we booked the car in at Sunderland (Springfield) Honda and they confirmed that the clutch pedal should be changed under warranty - as so was......champion.
Upon leaving the dealership the pedal felt AWESOME - so much more responsive to the push of my foot ETC but after 300miles or so the clutch began slipping in 5/6th only doing 60 when overtaking. rang Honda - gave details and got "yeah....£750.", i asked about warranty work and athe fact the pedal had just been done and....."yeah £450 for labour and we'll send pictures to Honda UK to decide, if they dont think its a fault you'll need to pay the £450 for labour plus the £750 if you choose to have it fixed".......flippin' marvelous.....so with Christmas coming up i thought i'd not use the turbo on the car and drive like a 'mega miller' and use as little load on the engine as possible....everything has been fine.
turned the car over, got straight on the motorway and upto speed coming home from work hit cruise at 67mph (JUST under 2k revs) and sat there on the level motorway for 2/3 miles then i noticed the revs slipping up and down (only 2/300 revs but still noticeable) so i slowed to 50 and crawled home - when getting into my town with lights/roundabouts and having to come up/down gears i noticed the clutch is frankly.......like a sponge, it's going into gears fine enough and pulling but the second it gets over 2k it starts slipping - i'm going to Sunderland Honda tomorrow to plead my case with the 'i'm your friend/sympathy attitude' as i have NOWHERE near £750 to pay out. 3/4 of a tank to last me and no cash in the bank.
so to question/summarise;
1. Can changing a clutch pedal affect the ware of the clutch?
2. How would you approach Honda?
3. What you think the chances are of being sorted with warranty as i had NO problems with the car before having the clutch pedal done)
4. Do you have to pay for insurance/use of Courtesy car with Honda as like i've said above - the last of my money (until the 22nd) is in my tank...
(ford used to give me a car free with a full tank and asked i returned it with a full tank)
any comments/reccomdenations MORE than welcome and appreciated.
car has done 80k when i got it from a mature fellow so not abused, fHsh....