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Hi, I'm hoping someone here can help me out.

I'm looking a dmf for a 2004 156 2.4 JTD 20v. Because the part from the dealer is so expensive:rant: and I will need to replace the clutch also :cry: I was wanting to reduce the cost of repair as much as possible.

I am wondering is there anyone who does reconditioned dmf's?

Thanks for looking and I hope someone can help me out.:)
 
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There is a solid flywheel replacement available you need to check with Autolusso or Alfaworkshop .
They both have links in the traders section at the bottom of the main forum page :thumbs:
 

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Hello Chaps,

Sorry to rain on your parade, but I was under the impression the SMF conversions will only fit the 10 valve version, as the 20 valve uses the GM box....of course you could fit it, but you would have to change the gearbox and driveshafts for the 10 valve too...personally I think it might be the basis for the ultimate diesel 156 - especially if you used the 6 speed from the 1.9 16v jtd...

Sorry, rambling. Hope I'm wrong on the SMF for the 20 valve...

Best of luck
The Captain:thumbs:
 
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You may well be right about the 20v I'm not sure was hoping AL or AW could verify :(
 

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Just as I thought captain boogaloo, that's why I'm looking for a recon flywheel. Love the car and would hate to scrap it over this, only 90k on it. The dealer price is around 750 plus a clutch then fitting!
 

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If I were in your shoes, I would try the Alfa workshop - they list the DMF for your model at £ 271 inc vat (it does list it as a recon part, but I understand these often turn out to be new parts...I would call and ask) and the clutches ( standard and uprated) seem to be around £200 -£300....on eBay....then you've got to fit them, of course. I would avoid buying from a dealer if at all possible; their prices are often....extremely uncompetitive ( polite version !)

Hope that helps!

Bit surprised Pud237 hasn't posted on this...Dan, are you still in the phone booth putting on your pants on the outside of your trousers/ cape on!!?:lol:

Best of luck
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I have a 20v and I had change from £800 for replacement clutch and DMF fitted - so dont scrap it!

Mine was done at a alfa specialist

DMF was a recon part so i understand
 

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Thanks Captin, I purchased the flywheel your talking about for Alfa Workshop online yesterday and they emailed me back to say as per their website the item I ordered is out of stock.

Still waiting on refund, but i'd much rather have the part lol.
 

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Thanks j300sjl, thats what I'm hoping to spend as I really want to keep the car on the road. :thumbs:
The problem 'm having is getting the parts, I'm in Northern Ireland and the specialists I've tried can't get the parts either :confused:
 

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Hello Jayh32

Well that's disappointing ( to put it politely !) - I expect these are made in batches, so if all the stockists are out...then you may have a bit of a wait, until Valeo have enough interest to do another batch ( if that's how it is). Only alternatives I can suggest are surfwagon's suggestion of welding/ new sprung clutch, search for a good 2nd hander, or if you know a good engineer, it might an opportunity to have your own SMF made...might be less than you think. Hmmm, lots of 'mights' in there....sorry, can't be of more help

Best of luck
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Yeah I've emailed Alfa Workshop to keep me posted when one becomes available. They said there is no stock and no idea of when one will become available.

Hoping someone might have a spare lying about lol
 

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maybe you can just carry on driving it whilst you wait for them to get stock?

i've had a look around and there are none anywhere - so waiting for Alfa Workshop may be the best bet

As long as your clutch still operates then a noisy flywheel will probably be ok for a while (i would guess)
 

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Thanks for your help, I think I'll just have to wait until one becomes available.
The rattle is just very worrying, car seems fine otherwise.

Advise was much appreciated :thumbs:
 

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No juddering but just a rattle when the car is at idle. No noise when in gear but once clutch is pressed or taken out of gear there is a metalic rattle sound.

Had it at the mechanic as I thought it was a pulley, but he put it on the ramp and has said its coming from the gearbox area and advised its the dmf.
 

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Realistically the Sensible thing to do is weld the DMF and fit a spring clutch sadly sense is not very common.
There must be a lot of cars worth considerably less than a £1000 therefor £300-£500 for a flywheel is just silly. Modern cars are so refined because of thousands of improvements. Reverting to a solid flywheel shouldn't be a big deal for a good smooth driver.
 

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Will be the DMF by the sounds of that... and if its just rattling then you should be fine for a while (as far as Im aware)

i wouldnt go solid flywheel personally - can cause other damage so i've read

Also i personally dont think the cost of repairs should be compared to the car's value - only worth comparing against what other car you can get for that money and the other problems you then get with that next car. Just depends how much you love your current car - not the cars value
 

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Yeah your absolutely right, I'm defo getting it repaired as a car around £800 - £1000 will not be half the motor the alfa is.

Just have to wait until a recon DMF becomes available as I can't afford a new one as I will be doing the clutch at the same time. The labour time is quoted at 8hrs but I've read realistically 11hrs as things will not come off too easy.

Hopefully Alfa Workshop get stock in soon.
 
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