So got my car back after being in the garage for 4 weeks, final bill totalled £3023, about £2400 of that paid for by WarrantyDirect.
It's had a new clutch, new DMF (both the slightly uprated sachs version), rebuilt gearbox, crankshaft sensor and a few other smaller things here and there. Only 20k miles ago it had a top end engine rebuild, so it's effectively a new car now!
Three things I need to check:
1. The clutch is ridiculously light now, it bites nicely but it's really really light - mechanic assured me its because I was used to the worn out clutch + cylinder which was heavier (because it was nack'd)... The main issue though, is theres about an inch of play in the clutch pedal, it's really loose.. Question is, is this a big job to fix or do they have to take the gearbox out and re-do the clutch?
2. There's still noticeable vibration in the cabin when accelerating from around 65-75, this was one of the main aspects that I was looking forward too - it being whisper quiet with the new DMF, but alas no! If it's not the DMF what is it? Is the crankshaft mis-aligned / does it need a new bearing?
3. It now sounds like a bag of nails - see video, although I don't know if it does it "justice":