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Title: DMF Failure
Post by: egg on June 27, 2017, 10:47:11 AM
Looking for help with some diagnosis.
 
Got stuck in mud yesterday morning and the clutch inevitably got battered. Yesterday evening the car sounded like a bag of spanners.

I have been feeling a vibration through the clutch for a while, also on startup and shutdown there has been a metallic sound.
https://www.amazon.com/clouddrive/share/jo42Ejg4K1guwVA7ZLbV0zhYFPSCtkTzPdCQYPKa97 (https://www.amazon.com/clouddrive/share/jo42Ejg4K1guwVA7ZLbV0zhYFPSCtkTzPdCQYPKa97)

The clutch is fine and not slipping, plus I checked the mounts and all seem fine.

Apart from taking apart is there any test to confirm a diagnosis, or any other ideas on what could be the problem?
 :( ???
Title: Re: DMF Failure
Post by: johnnyroper on June 27, 2017, 10:57:28 AM
Sounds very much like the DMF has been failing for a while to me,no test you can really do apart from listening for abnormal noises,and feeling for vibrations from it.

In my opinion it needs a clutch and DMF fitting also I wouldn't be driving it much until done as they can ruin gearbox casing if they totally let go. Sorry to be bearer of bad news
Title: Re: DMF Failure
Post by: egg on June 27, 2017, 12:14:12 PM
 I jinxed myself saying the only thing that could go wrong was the flywheel or clutch. Seems like my black lemon is going to be off the road maybe permanently with a full mot...

Being optimistic about repair, is that being mental? I mean I'm looking at buying an Alhambra to replace, is this also mental considering all the hassle and money spent?

I'm not afraid to do the work. Im stubborn like that. Just afraid after that the engine will seize, or a flaming meteorite will hit it. :P

Look at the rain then.
https://www.amazon.com/clouddrive/share/XFzgvcXxNPFn9M5qqTMQO1Svo0e3CF5su7LAou5seQE (https://www.amazon.com/clouddrive/share/XFzgvcXxNPFn9M5qqTMQO1Svo0e3CF5su7LAou5seQE)
Title: Re: DMF Failure
Post by: johnnyroper on June 27, 2017, 01:18:44 PM
Even if you cut losses at bought a bammy you could still have problems with that.

Looking at it logically DMF and clutch is cheaper than replacing the car especially if you do the work yourself. With new clutch etc,head work already done and full mot there is every chance it will keep going for some considerable time to come.

As for doing the clutch/DMF I did my x type one last December myself on the drive,I got a plate that connects to a trolley jack to take the weight so I could do wiithout another pair of hands to help.

One piece of advise go for a decent make like LUK or SACHS and don't go single mass,as you don't want to do all that work only to have issues and need to do again.
Title: Re: DMF Failure
Post by: egg on June 27, 2017, 01:37:30 PM
Cheers Johnnyroper  :D
Title: Re: DMF Failure
Post by: egg on June 29, 2017, 02:28:11 PM
Looking at kits from euro and local factors and seemed to come in around the 400+ mark.
Out of curiosity i checked where i got my head kit and bolts from, they seem to have the kit i'm after for considerably less then anywhere i've looked so far. (285/315 with bearing)

http://www.darksidedevelopments.co.uk/products/sachs-1-9-tdi-6-speed-02m-dual-mass-flywheel-and-clutch-kit.html (http://www.darksidedevelopments.co.uk/products/sachs-1-9-tdi-6-speed-02m-dual-mass-flywheel-and-clutch-kit.html)

Can anyone recommend any more places to check where to purchase a decent flywheel/clutch kit from? My evil immobilizer Gremlin has also returned, the miss's thinks the car was used in satanic rituals by the previous owner and is very unlucky.
Title: Re: DMF Failure
Post by: Cripkey on June 29, 2017, 05:58:32 PM
Dont forget to apply the discount code to euro as they are always expensive else. just did the dmf on there with 'crazy70' code and it came down to 266
Title: Re: DMF Failure
Post by: johnnyroper on June 29, 2017, 05:59:23 PM
Don't think you will geT much better than dark side price,avoid techniclutch at all costs as they sell recon rubbish.
Title: Re: DMF Failure
Post by: egg on June 29, 2017, 08:01:10 PM
Dont forget to apply the discount code to euro as they are always expensive else. just did the dmf on there with 'crazy70' code and it came down to 266

Yeah, even with the discount the Sachs kit and flywheel was way over 400. So Darkside it is then.

On a different note I'm considering doing an earthing mod maybe, seems when it gets really wet i get the immobilizer fault and its really annoying its back.
I thought the aux battery fuse box was the culprit  ::) I also had my radiator fan stuck on the other day after i got stuck in the mud. On inspection it looks as if the 2 relays have been opened as there is play in the housing. I want to properly examine the tail gait loom as well but am not sure how to go about this properly.
Going looking at a Sharan 90ps tomorrow. Are they sluggish etc? So many questions  ???