On its first use each day when I reverse and apply the brake (clutch not engaging the gear) I get a noticeable knock from the front of the car.
I just got a quote for 400 pounds to replace the gearbox mounts on my Golf. This was a worst case price as the man said both or all may need doing. Not clear on how many the car has.
That sounds like a lot considering a local mechanic said he would do it for 50 euro plus parts (second hand or new).
I dont have my Haynes with me, but would this be a difficult job to do myself? I got the sense there are two mounts for my engine. Can I undo one at a time or would I really need a hoist or something to support the box?
Also, I believe this is the part. I would prefer to go through a motor factors and new (no breakers yard unless it really isnt a bad thing to do) but I was wondering would that be a reasonable price? I think I was quoted 150 pounds for VW parts by the dealer.
Brake fluid needs doing which I wont do myself. 60 pound quote.
The car also needs some rear bumpstops.
If they are the part is this an easy DIY? Dealer quotes 254 pounds for parts and fitting. . . Seems big now that I type this. My mechanic contact said he would do the brake fluid and bump stops for around 100 euro (plus parts I imagine).
He did my brakes for and the car still stops she he is good haha. He just seems very cheap, maybe I am getting mate rates and not realising.
I am trying to cut a 972 pound service down to as small as possible.
The car needs a full service too and I will do the oil and filter myself. I also need the transmission fluid renewed which I didnt ask for and I am not too keen on doing myself yet.
Sounds like a good project but I am busy and dont want to loose the car for a while over biting off something that I cant quite chew.