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Originally Posted by sussexa View Post
That leaves you with std oe or uprated dmf
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Originally Posted by jameshughes1974 View Post
Fairly polarized opinion then.
I must admit I am relatively undecided but closer to not fitting a Solid one as they are a bit noisy. I am finding the JTDM a bit rough compared to a VAG PD as it is. Having spent money trying to make it quieter fitting something that makes it louder would be a bit daft.
I am no hurry to fit another 1.9 DMF though.
Yes DMF is not just a Alfa thing but they do seem to go quick on the Alfa.
I've seen the mazda 6's destroy ones before 2nd services while alfas keep theirs sometimes upto 2nd clutch replacements
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The dmf is there primarily to damp idle rattle and improve low rpm refinement. Removing it will remove this damping effect so you can expect more idle rattle and so on. It won't kill your gearbox!. The torque required to compress the dmf springs is very low - they are acting as the interconnect to the 2nd part of the flywheel to smooth the engine angular accelerations due to the crank oscillation, which is a function of engine balance, inertia and ancillary drive loading etc. This damping is required most at low torque (eg idle) when you only have gearbox drag torque to deal with. There are plenty of old diesels out there with no dmf that have done high miles, though theres probablt a bit of gearbox clatter and rattle if you listen. When the time comes I won't hesitate to junk my dmf.
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Is there a SMF kit for an 2.2 JTS?
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I will put my opinions into the debate .Would you when you come to sell your car with the DMF removed inform the prospective buyer that you had carried out this modification .If you where the buyer would you buy it I would walk
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