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    Default Is it a requirement to fit a new clutch to a new DMF?

    Vauxhall dealer says that it would only advise fitment of new clutch if the car was going to be kept for a longish period of time after the DMF is changed,simply to save on labour costs if the clutch did expire during your ownership.Is this correct?

    The reason I ask is because when my DMF finally gets done the car will be up for sale.

    Mileage is 37,500
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    I wouldn't change it unless it needed it. As your getting rid, why bother? It just saves on labour costs if/when it goes next time.
    Now I need a turbo to keep up!

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    if the clutch is not worn/slipping then i would not bother tbh

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    If the DMF has failed and you are in warranty they should replace both - if dmf is acting up how will you get rid without taking a bath on cost?

    I have just had both replaced at 20,000. VY took photos just to check that fault was not due to driver abuse.

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    There's no requirement as such to change the clutch at the same time, it all depends on circumstances.

    As your car (diesel dog) is an 04 the DMF work will obviously be out of warranty so obviously you don't want to pay for the clutch parts if you're planning on getting rid soon after. Given the mileage you've there shouldn't be any real need for it needing a new clutch. If you'd been planning on keeping it a while then I'd have said yes, do the clutch as you'd in effect only be paying for the part basically as the extra labour would be minimal if they were doing the DMF.

    I had my DMF done recently (2.0T) and had the clutch done at the same time, but for me it was a no-brainer decision. The car's done 71,000 and I intend to have it for certainly all this year so it would have been stupid not to have had the new clutch put in now, especially with me running the extra power I am.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pscocoa View Post
    If the DMF has failed and you are in warranty they should replace both - if dmf is acting up how will you get rid without taking a bath on cost?
    Thanks lads!

    My after-market warranty will only pay for faulty parts and labour for their fitment,therefore only the DMF will be replaced as the clutch isn't faulty.So I'm not out of pocket and the new owner gets a bit of 'peace of mind' with regards to the flywheel.

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    Quote Originally Posted by diesel dog View Post
    Thanks lads!

    My after-market warranty will only pay for faulty parts and labour for their fitment,therefore only the DMF will be replaced as the clutch isn't faulty.So I'm not out of pocket and the new owner gets a bit of 'peace of mind' with regards to the flywheel.
    But how much extra is the clutch if they have already got the dmf out under warranty? If I was buying the car and asked questions about dmf (as you would if you knew the model) then the buyer would wonder what the hell is going on unless you could prove that the clutch was not old. Depends on extra cost

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    Quote Originally Posted by pscocoa View Post
    But how much extra is the clutch if they have already got the dmf out under warranty? If I was buying the car and asked questions about dmf (as you would if you knew the model) then the buyer would wonder what the hell is going on unless you could prove that the clutch was not old. Depends on extra cost
    Clutch would be around £300,but the car has done only 37,500 mls (so it's not an old clutch) on the one it has on already.I don't want to keep the car,therefore I wouldn't benefit from a new clutch fitting.I would expect the original to last another 40,000 yet at least.

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    Who is the warranty with?

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    Quote Originally Posted by robdd1 View Post
    Who is the warranty with?


    i think my DMF is just starting, so am thinking of taking out a third party warranty that covers it

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