would my flywheel not need replacing? Everybody says it will!
How long will it take for you to replace the parts and would the clutch pedal likely become a little easier to press?
Depends if its knackered or not.. If your clutch is slipping you are damaging your flywheel though. Don't use the torque, use the revs, just as much power but no clutch slip. I had a cheap CG Motorsport uprated clutch (standard clutch with increased clamping force, but standard friction plate) fitted on my old 2.4 JTD at about 112k miles, which was still on the original DMF. I sold the car at 122k miles, clutch and DMF were still fine, although it did judder on take off, but it always did this since I bought it at 92k miles.
Originally Posted by alfa_147_jtd_16v
If you keep slipping it then you will knacker out the flywheel will will add even more to the cost! Get it replaced ASAP!
Agreed. If you are getting clutch slip on a daily basis you either need a new clutch, or are driving it without any mechanical sympathy..
hi. we had ours done at the alfa shop in norwich.
it slipped in 6th gear at about 2000 rpm but nowhere else.
once apart the clutch seemed ok but the dmf was shot.
new clutch and dmf fitted was just shy of £900.
our alfa had only done 44k and i was told that the new flywheel (genuine alfa part) was beefed up to the one that was fitted as std.
i've often wondered how much it would cost to have a flywheel machined from billet steel
Thats the first place it will slip, peak torque in the highest gear. You'd be better off dropping to 4th before putting your foot down if you are in a hurry.
Nothing stopping you fitting a solid flywheel but I've that on Ford TDCi engines some fleet managers fitted solid flywheels as the DMFs kept failing, the cars ended up being a lot more 'juddery' to drive, much less smoother and shook the car when taking up the drive. I would worry about engine mounts..
You need a new clutch if the pedal feels like that
I know £900 for clutch and Q2 is a good price, if it does need a new flywheel that will cost about £280 inc VAT
Mine was just like that before I got it replaced, light as a feather after, but then the 'uprated clutch' I got from CG motorsport was just a standard Valeo one but with larger 'fingers' for increased clamping pressure. I'm sure that would mean the friction plate would wear out faster though.
Mine has a CG motorsport paddle clutch fitted and it is horrible around town. Drive it hard and its fine but gently its very unpleasant. It's coming out and I will look at the spec of the 170 to see if it's better than standard.
How much was your paddle clutch?