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Author Topic: What clutch is needed  (Read 3349 times)

Offline pabinlove

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What clutch is needed
« on: July 24, 2014, 11:44:36 PM »
Hi all I have been reading lots of articals. About dmf's And I was wandering which one is on my car and do I need a dmf. My engine has done 138880 and to my knowledge has never had a new clutch. Is there any signs that I need to be looking out for? Every now and again I have a faint smell which I know is from the clutch but I also know that it's my fault when I happens 😚 the pedal raises quiet high but pick up is fairly normal and when you squeeze the trigger there is no lull and slip feels ok so should I be thinking about changing it.

Offline SilverBeast

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Re: What clutch is needed
« Reply #1 on: July 24, 2014, 11:49:49 PM »
I believe all the MK2 manual diesels have DMF's. I'd say if it ain't broke don't fix it.

Offline Chrispb

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Re: What clutch is needed
« Reply #2 on: July 25, 2014, 02:46:21 PM »
As said but if it does deteriorate and start slipping it's also best to change the DMF at the same time as the clutch.
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Offline asher23

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Re: What clutch is needed
« Reply #3 on: July 25, 2014, 07:27:27 PM »
If the gearbox is coming off your better renewing the whole thing it a bit of a job to take it off not cheap either.

Offline Etihad84

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Re: What clutch is needed
« Reply #4 on: July 26, 2014, 12:18:46 AM »
Is there not an alternative clutch you can get now what is it a solid flywheel as opposed to dmf?

Offline Chrispb

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Re: What clutch is needed
« Reply #5 on: July 26, 2014, 03:43:40 AM »
Is there not an alternative clutch you can get now what is it a solid flywheel as opposed to dmf?
You may regret changing to a solid flywheel, stick with a DMF unless you want a harsh drive.
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Offline derekod

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Re: What clutch is needed
« Reply #6 on: July 26, 2014, 09:46:48 AM »
I have just had mine changed from a DMF to a Valeo solid flywheel conversion kit.

My clutch pedal now feels more like stock as it was heavy before.
I do not notice any difference in engine noise.
I have no problem with the gear change.
The only issue that I am aware with is their is more noise from the transmission especially in first and second gear when the windows are let down.

I was thinking of putting in some molyslip with a fresh change of oil as long as it would make it harder to get into gear.

Offline pabinlove

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Re: What clutch is needed
« Reply #7 on: July 26, 2014, 05:50:47 PM »
Thank you for all the replies. I don't intend on changing it just yet but we're thinking of getting a caravan and was wondering if the DMF would cause me any trouble. Also I wasn't sure if it had a solid flywheel or a DMF. Read lots of stories about overheating the dmf. I like to think I'm easy on the clutch so should last for a few. more miles yet

 

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