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    Default Its time to get my dmf and clutch done.....

    Its been rattling now for months and i think im goin to take the plunge and get it done, also need 4 new tyres for my snowflakes Its not so bad tho with me working in the trade the price ive got for fitting genuine vx dmf & clutch, 4 x kuhmo ku31 tyres is £900 all in parts labour and vat. Does that sound like a good deal to everyone?

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    What are the issues over the DMF?
    Is it simply that it rattles / noisy or does it affect the reliability of other components?
    If so, and equally not covered by warranty, I would simply wait until the clutch goes and then do both at the same time

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    I'm getting mine done after xmas, however i'm going for a conversion kit (£350) which includes the clutch but puts the unit back to a normal flywheel.

    The garage I go to has done a few conversions with company vehicles (Vans mostly) and never had one problem yet.

    Might be worth looking into that if you want to keep the car?

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    Yeah, thats a good price mate with the tyres for sure. Thats like only around an extra £100 ish ontop of when U got mine done for 4 x Kumho's - great price.

    M8internet is right though, mine was rattling for 000's of miles and it was fine, in the end it was just the noise that drove me to get it done, drivability wise it was ok - but after I had it done the car was massively smoother and felt even more awesome to drive.

    Not sure if there is a conversion for the CDTi mate, would love to be wrong, but never heard of it done, many have tried but failed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by m8internet View Post
    What are the issues over the DMF?
    Is it simply that it rattles / noisy or does it affect the reliability of other components?
    If so, and equally not covered by warranty, I would simply wait until the clutch goes and then do both at the same time

    If its left to long I think it can result in eventual clutch failure!!

    Mines been rattling for a while now

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    Hi Dan, hmmm will double check that, the place where I was quoted said they had sold a lot of them to convert the taxi's (mostly vec's and Skodas).

    He said he definately found one for my engine (150 1.9).

    Has anyone on here actually attempted a conversion?

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    ive never heard of a conversion for them, most of the motor factors we use dont even list a dmf for the car??

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    Quote Originally Posted by robert_dale View Post
    I'm getting mine done after xmas, however i'm going for a conversion kit (£350) which includes the clutch but puts the unit back to a normal flywheel.

    The garage I go to has done a few conversions with company vehicles (Vans mostly) and never had one problem yet.

    Might be worth looking into that if you want to keep the car?
    You need to be careful, as I was reading on an american website that DMF's are designed to absorb shock from being transmitted through the gearbox, I think this only applies to diesel engines.

    I found this link Honest John

    Cheers Ian

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    Yeah they absord all the vibration, but surely thats similar to what a normal Flywheel does anyhows is it not?

    I'll update everyone as and when I do it and see how I get on.....would have thought someone would have come across this already!

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    Quote Originally Posted by robert_dale View Post
    Yeah they absord all the vibration, but surely thats similar to what a normal Flywheel does anyhows is it not?
    Well...yes...no...sort of...

    A flywheel tends to even out the power strokes from the engine for sure, that's why it's there, but with a slow-running diesel the power strokes are that bit sharper and with a 4-cylinder they're least frequent. The flywheel would need to be much heavier to get the same degree of smoothness and this would hamper the engine's acceleration so as a sort of bodge the springs are there to assist in absorbing the shocks without the need for a massive flywheel. I would think that if you do away with the dmf and don't increase the mass of the flywheel you will get a pretty rough tickover.

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