I have a 2003 peugeot 307 1.4l hdi. The clutch went on it and I'm trying to buy a replacement kit and change it myself ...only problem there are 2 different diameters 230mm & 200 mm.. How can I tell which one I need? Any help?
Simple; production costs, that's why. Vauxhall/Opel were trying to get more share o the company fleet market when the Cavalier/Astra/Nova were launched. Part of the sales pitch to fleet operators was low price maintenance, an hour to change a clutch on their cars, as opposed to half a day for comparable Fords/ Clutches along with many other components didn't last as long as they used to, it was quite likely a company car driver would have one or two clutches over a 3 year/100k mile lease. I remember you could buy replacement headlamp glasses for Cavaliers as well, instead of the whole assembly which probably involves removing the bumper to fit nowadays......
Bur fleet sales account for much less market share today, and it costs less to make a car without a facility for drawing back the first motion shaft. In fact ease of access for maintenance seems to be never given a thought on most modern cars.
The official reasons given to us at the factory was also with the increase torque levels as the engines improved they needed the added strength in the bellhousing from not having the notch.
They also changed to a "Pot" clutch which was recessed into the flywheel which made it too big to get out of the notch.
There where some vehicles on the change over which had the old bell housing and new clutch (The bodge at the plant was too loosen the gearbox bolts and wedge the bell housing back and you could at a push get the clutch out if it was faulty).
I'm sure cost was also a factor long term and maybe the planned introduction of the concentric slave cylinder
My Peugeot 307 cc mod.2005 suffers from a sun broken dashboard.Its a real pity concidering that it is the tan leather variation.
Any ideas wher to find a new one,or used in very good condition,or even repair it?
Thanks in advance for your time.
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