Just got my MY07/WRX about 2 month ago, just recently my ride clutch slip and can't be driven anymore. have to drag on gear 2 to drive back home(lucky thing is i am still very near my house). Next day have to tow my car to the workshop(located at Northlink Buliding, Admiralty St).
After removing my clutch and gear box(that's where the headache come!!!), was told by the mechanic that my clutch fork, barings, pressure plate, clutch disk are all damage. Worst is my fork, there is a hole on the C-Cup holder holding the ball nut and the nut had pierc through the holder. (Below attatch pic)
It was a sunday and I need to leave my ride overnight. Next day, the mech called me and inform me that my damage is about 2.5K including all the parts, labour and towing fee. hearing the price I got panic! After which, I started calling around to source for cheaper alternative solutions. Found some other workshop who quoted me cheaper(by alot!!!) and I decided to tow my car over to the workshop. I called the workshop(located at admiralty) stating that their price quoted is too EX as I had sourced around and got a cheaper quote. Instantly the mech told me that the parts they quoted me are all parts from MI Subaru, subsequently he told me that there are cheaper parts which are not from MI and quoted me 1.2K for everything above stated. I asked for the breakdown and what brand of clutch and pressure plate they use if it's not from MI and they told me that they are using exedy clutch, exedy pressure plate, (MI) barings, (MI) fork, (MI) ball nut. For 1.2k include everything above stated including tow and labour is quite reasonable as I don't wanna incur more cost(If I ask them to fix back everything and tow my car to another work shop). I proceeded with the repair and got my car the day after. When I first drive the car, there are sound coming from my right shocks and the mech told me that I had change my spring to after market and that cause the sound(Which is not true as I had drove the car for about 2 month and there is no such sound). The mech then ask me to change my whole coil so that there won't be any sound at all. I told him no and stated that when my car is being tow to their workshop there is't any sound at all and the other mech who drive my car know. I ask him to fix it and he then asked another mech to jet up my ride and adjust the spring. After Fixing, I took the car for another test drive and I asked the other mech what actually happen to my springs and he told me that the first mech told him not to adjust my spring and let it be. While everything done, I asked for my old parts as I want to know what actually happen and they had packed my old parts in a box and gave it back to me. When I reached home, I opened the box and took out the clutch pressure plate I saw TOYOTA wording on the plate itself. I called to the workshop and ask them why is it that a subaru car with a toyota plate and the mech told me that they had taken the wrong plate to me. Now having this issue, I was wondering if the mech did change my pressure plate anot. I have got my car for about 1week plus and I felt that my ride is jerking on the 1st and 2nd gear. when I half clutch, I can felt jerking even worts. does this mean that they did not fix it correctly or they are using my old pressure plate and CON me more money. I really need some advice on this as I will be complaining this issue to CASE and most likely to take my civil action agains them. Any bro who know the characeristics of exedy clutch and pressure can advice me. Thanks for reading my post and I hope I would get some advice before I proceed down to another workshop to dismantle my clutch systerm and confront the first workshop I went to. I can be contacted at 91688484 if u guys wanna advice me on phone or to meet me and feel my ride.