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    I heard today of a local mechanic who welded the DMF together in his own car, 1.9cdti. He's trying it to see how it goes, he said he wouldnt do it in anyone elses car incase it wrecks something.
    Has anyone else done this and to what success?

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    there is an outfit in newry that do this very well ,exact engineering on the rathfriland road , they shorten drive shafts for the company i work for

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    The clutch take up will be more snatchy and also transfer the harmonic vibrations to the gearbox and prematurely kill it (Maybe in months or years)

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    all I can say about this is my Dad has a 307 and recently asked Peugeot for a price on a replacement DMF. Peugeot don't fit replacement DMF's any longer and fit a solid flywheels only which they gave him a price for.

    He opted for a private garage which fitted a solid Valeo kit for £600 and it's a completely different car. The car used to be mine and its completely different. It seems to have far more power, especially at the lower end and there is no additional vibration / noise evident. the only thing i would say is when you turn the engine off there is more vibration when the engine stops buts thats it.

    My DMF on the Vectra is rattling and now my Dad has had a solid kit fitted, I'll be doing the same. I was slightly wary after reading various forums on peoples "opinions" but I've driven the 307 with a solid kit and I've got no worries about it

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    i know lods of people with this done on vw,s and they say it is a great job and no mention of access vibration

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    As far as i am aware, no one yet makes a solid flywheel conversion for the CDTI.

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    A work colleague has replaced the dmf for a solid flywheel on his Renault leguna diesel about 2 years ago and the gearbox has been fine. The rest of the car has fell apart though, its a proper demic.

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    At the garage I work at we have had about 7 or 8 Transit vans that have covered about 40-60k on the solid flywheel conversions that we have had to have the gearbox's rebuilt due to bearings failing (They get noisy, not fail completely)

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    Also the way they are designed gives stronger clamping forces to the clutch which is why they are mainly fitted to diesels

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    Quote Originally Posted by damers2000 View Post
    all I can say about this is my Dad has a 307 and recently asked Peugeot for a price on a replacement DMF. Peugeot don't fit replacement DMF's any longer and fit a solid flywheels only which they gave him a price for.

    He opted for a private garage which fitted a solid Valeo kit for £600 and it's a completely different car. The car used to be mine and its completely different. It seems to have far more power, especially at the lower end and there is no additional vibration / noise evident. the only thing i would say is when you turn the engine off there is more vibration when the engine stops buts thats it.

    My DMF on the Vectra is rattling and now my Dad has had a solid kit fitted, I'll be doing the same. I was slightly wary after reading various forums on peoples "opinions" but I've driven the 307 with a solid kit and I've got no worries about it
    Where are you getting the solid flywheel conversion kit for the Vectra C from ?

    (Many, many people are awaiting your reply)

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