DB9 Top Gear Track
AO Silver Member
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: United Kingdom
County: East Sussex
Clutch slave on the JTD is external on top of the bell housing and can be replaced easily. It's internal on the petrol engines so makes sense to change them if the gearbox is coming off.
As for a solid conversion the main advantage is fit and forget. Disadvantages are the drivetrain is designed to work with a DMF so there's potential for other components to suffer as a result...in theory. Could also cause clutch judder...in theory. You should also consider that a solid flywheel does not take a standard clutch, so if you keep the car long enough to need another clutch you'll have to go back to where you bought the flywheel to be sure of getting a clutch that will fit.
I'm on my original DMF at 143K miles, 100k of which have been done on a 200hp remap. So DMFs can't be all that bad.
Anyway, as they say, it's your money...
All the best
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