Hi thank you - this is the problem - I do not have engine hoists or alike - it would just be me on my driveway sadly.. also yes I was thinking about things like drive shaft oil seals etc and any other parts that would possible need to be replaced. What do you think about the slave cylinder? My dad mentioned this should be renewed at the same time - is that correct? Also what make would you recommend for this? Also should I get 'mtf94' for the gearbox? Any ideas on best price/link etc?Well it seems you may have had enough replies to enable you to make a decision, but to me, it all depends on whether this will be an on the drive/road job with very basic jack, a few spanners and limited experience, or facilities such as engine hoists, secure ramps etc.
Whether you choose to DIY it or not, I think another (more?) critical consideration is the quality of the parts to be used. In my book, I would only go with LUK clutch kits - some aftermarket kits can be of dubious quality. Buy quality at best prices.
Other things to get done while you are at it? Possibly renew the drive shaft oil seals at their point of entry into the gearbox.
Your ZR 160 will be fitted with the Honda designed PG1 gearbox, which was fitted to all the 1.8 litre petrol and 2.0 litre diesel ZRs and 25s (and 45s and ZSs for that matter)...............why is your gearbox different from mine? I thought the Rover 25 was basically the same as the MGZR?
I agree, the R65 is not a very hard wearing box! Celery? I heard it was made of cheese...The R65 was originally made by the French, Say no more
The PG1 is more than a little more hard wearing when compared to the R65. Its like comparing a stick of celery against a steel rod. The only reason mine still has the R65 is because i cant be bothered to change it and also the PG1 gearbox is little hard to come by in Canada.