Fixing all your keys
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Join Date: Mar 2001
Location: United Kingdom
County: Tyne and Wear
Re: new clutch needed
Its an expensive pain but if you don`t replace it, as David C says, the pain could be much worse.
Unless you have worn out the clutch friction material early by overloading the car (towing?) or increased torque (chipping for example) or poor driving habits (slipping the clutch), then the life of the DMF is estimated as the same as the rest of the clutch assembly.
You may be able to find a solid flywheel replacement but it would have to be an aftermarket conversion. You would lose the benefits of less noise and vibration and less drivetrain wear.
If you don`t replace it then it's a matter of 'when' rather than 'if' so best to get it over and done with.
Edit: actually, increasing the torque will probably wear the DMF out faster too.
Last edited by Chris; 16-11-06 at 16:25.