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Ive got to change the clutch on a friends Clio 1.8 RSI 1998 on Sunday. If anyones done one or knows anything about doing one please let me know.
 

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Just spoken to my mechanic and he says it will be a ***** of a job,most garages would book 5hours labour and thats with all their special equipment
 

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Mechanic checked the book and apparentely it says 11hours and engine/box out,However it can be done in situ but still a ***** of a job
 

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Make sure you get the correct grade oil and specific ammount when topping it back up. These renault gearboxes are fickle.

Barry.
 

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just done one , not an easy job but well worth the effort took me a day but would av been much easier if i hadnt tried to completly remove the gearbox , just pull it as far over as it will go and theres enough room to do the clutch
 

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I done this on a 1.6 MkII Clio and found the easiest way was to drop the sub frame, remove gear box & hay presto one clutch on fly wheel!


I wouldn’t recommend this to the novice or nervous though, but took me several hours to jack up, chock, dismantle/remove all components. Replacing the clutch was the easy bit then re-assemble all components another several hours.


Start to finish a good 2 days for the DIYer

Afterwards I was told that it is possible (with a squeeze) to leave the sub-frame in & pull it out through the top!!!!


Phil
 

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You can just drop the nearside of the subframe down slightly and that gives you enough room to push the box back on to it and change the clutch.It is a bit of a faff trying to line the new clutch up,but it saves dropping the whole subframe.
 
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