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    Evening folks,

    After (almost) a year of trouble free driving my 02' 2.0Dti decided it was time for the clutch to go...

    at 95K miles its now in the local Vx stealers (of whom i know a mechanic there) who has confirmed the clutch is almost dead, but also strongly insists I get the DMF replaced at the same time, so the bills not too far from the £800-£1000 range and that's before I have other minor issues addressed.

    to be honest, i'm pretty furious at the prospect of having to fork out for a new DMF... I have a keen interest in engineering and I was always lead to believe that the flywheel was meant to last the life of the engine. not cop out at less than 100,000 miles.

    I would like to know if there is a realistic chance that i can challenge Vx to pay towards this ridiculous bill. I paid around 2.5kfor the car and now potentially over 1K to get it on the road... is it even worth it??

    Surely this can't be correct for Vauxhall to screw its customers like this?

    To be honest, if it does pan out that I will have to get the DMF etc done I seriously think I will drop Vauxhall altogether. Get shot of the car and vow to never purchase from them again.... Dramatic but what else can you do?

    Any opinions would be handy, i've no intention of taking this whilst laying down....

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    my 02' 2.0Dti

    It's lasted very well in 8 years i don't understand your gripe?

    It's not a flywheel as the old style metal thing that lasted forever and was replaced when badly scored.

    This is a different breed and it's a recomendation to replace the choice is yours but if it goes in 6 months it's another strip down and more expense to you in labour.

    Most cars come fitted with a DMF now not just vauxhall so it's your choice.

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    There are dozens of posts on this subject on here but yes, it's ridiculous, yes its damn expensive and yes at your mioleage you did VERY well! some go at the low 30K mark others struggle up to about 100K it's all a lottery!

    Do a search with DMF in the box and prepare to read for a very long, long time!

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    iv had my dmf changed at 27k (no new clutch) covered under warranry and have now had it done again this time with the clutch change at 29k under warranty these dmf's are an absoulute joke

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    Thanks for the fast replies...

    im not 100% sure on my particular cars past so really don't know what number DMF this is or indeed how many miles are on it.

    I've spent a long time reading all the DMF threads... surely it is not right for a flywheel to last as little as 30,000 miles before it's due for a replacement

    there's countless cars i can think of that I know have passed the 160K mark and never needed a flywheel.

    It's wrong for a manufacturer to do this to its customers, simple.

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    I think a lot of this is down to the driver not just the car, Take the sri 150 bhp vectra hands up who nurses it?

    Who drives it like they stole it?

    Thats the answer the driver most of the time but there has been issues were they have broke up in low mileage due to poor quality.

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    I did a search on ebay and most newer diesel cars, vans etc have this dual mass flywheel.

    I had an old transit (diesel) van used for motor cross and we use to absolutely thrash that all over the country and had no trouble with that, which had a solid flywheel and clutch.

    After that we had a Merc Sprinter 313, x-reg which was 130bhp, that was on 130K miles on the orig clutch. That was a nice drive.

    How come the older diesels didn't need this DMF.

    I have got a 58-reg veccy 1.9cdti auto, which I think is great. I also know a replacement auto box is a mortgage job.

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    DMF's rose in requirement as the power (but more so) the torque levels rose in modern diesels as they took the shunt out of the drivetrain where a 2.3 York diesel in a transit made 75Hp and 100lbft torque a 1.9 CDTi is 150HP and 236lbft so the drive shunt is immense on/off power.

    I have adopted a very different style of driving one that I hope is in sympathy with the DMF by avoiding very harsh off the line take off, harsh gearshift as you can hear and feel a dull Thud through the drive line, and I also avoid over stressing downshift's to nurse the flywheel and yet, I can still manage a fair old belt in the car

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    You;ll find that DMF's are an issue on pretty much most modern cars whether it be Vauxhall, VW, Ford etc. have a search around.

    As for challenging Vauxhall to pay the bill on a car bought 2nd hand which is 8years old with nearly 100,000miles on it, come on, be realistic.

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    Agree with the above post, at least in the vec the DMF goes quietly (well ok rattley).

    If you had a Mondy TDCi it would take your starter motor with it aswell.

    It's a fact of modern diesels i'm afraid

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