|My car is up and running again.
||[Aug. 3rd, 2009|06:57 pm]
I've got my car back.
Quotation from main dealership in Reading:
Supply and fit new gearbox: about £3000.
Work actually done by Nephew's Workshop in Warmington-on-Sea:
Remove, rebuild/recondition and refit existing gearbox.
Supply and fit new clutch and new flywheel.
Supply and fit new cam-belt.
Supply and fit new front pads and disks.
Replace both drop arms on front suspension.
Oil change, new oil filter, new air filter.
Whatever else he thought was a good idea at the time (mostly wiper blades and light bulbs).
Grand total: about £1400.
Everyone should have a nephew who is a car mechanic. It's a system that works very well, and I should have thought of it sooner. Well done to Richard for pointing it out.