Clattery when cold
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: United Kingdom
County: Greater London
I think change it if it needs it is good advice.
Clutch + slave cylinder were replaced on my 147 Sport Q2 at 60k, by the previous owner. When I bought the car last November I was concerned that the DMF had not been changed. He said there was no point, the DMF was fine, and he was right. It is fine at 78k. No noises or slop at all, the clutch is smooth and light. Or was when I last drove it, now in bits for swirl flap damage, but that's another story...
Elsewhere I've seen it said that, treated sympathetically, a DMF will last the life of 2 clutches. Allegedly it's slogging the engine at low revs that batters them to early death, better to use the clutch and more revs as you'd have to in a petrol car.