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Hi all. Ive just noticed on the 159 we now have a slipping clutch when accelerating hard in 4th/5th etc but drives ok if driven with care, so obviously its on its way out.
My question to anyone that knows is do I need to replace the dual mass flywheel too (as I'm sure this has one), its a 1.9JTDM Sportwagon 2008 by the way.
Just had a quote from Mr Clutch for £568 to replace clutch but doesn't say anything about replacing the DMF.
What sort of price should I be looking at for this by the way? Any ideas? Im based around the Nottingham area if anyone knows a decent place :classic:
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I would replace the DMF as well, and also change the concentric slave.

you don't know how much life these have left, and it would be a shame if they failed soon after the clutch was done.
Also the heat created by the clutch slipping can damage the DMF

Oh, and there are not many positive reports about MR Clutch. You are better off going to an Alfa specialist.
 

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I would replace the DMF as well, and also change the concentric slave.

you don't know how much life these have left, and it would be a shame if they failed soon after the clutch was done.
Also the heat created by the clutch slipping can damage the DMF

Oh, and there are not many positive reports about MR Clutch. You are better off going to an Alfa specialist.
Yes i think I will see if there is an Alfa specialist around here then. Blooming DMF's, who's idea was it to use them on new cars? :censored:
 

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Agree that if you have any significant mileage on the car its always best practice to change the DMF when changing the clutch as the addtional labour costs are minimal.

Not sure about the 1.9 but I did some research on the 2.0JTDM when I was condsiering a remap and Sachs list an uprated clutch for the 2.0 - might be worth considering if they do one for the 1.9 ?

As for specialists not sure how far you are prepared to travel but Autolusso in Bedfordshire are very good - Ned is really helpful or there is High Peak Alfa near Castleton. I'm sure there will be others closer?
 

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I have found Alfatecnico just above me on junction 27 of the M1. He seems to have good reviews so Ill give him a buzz on Monday :thumbup:
 

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Hello

did you get the clutch sorted - mine is slipping & I am just wondering where to take it - I am chesterfield based

cheers

Mike
 

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Hello

did you get the clutch sorted - mine is slipping & I am just wondering where to take it - I am chesterfield based

cheers

Mike
Mine went recently in the exact same way, I had the DMF replaced at the same time on the basis that I didn't want to have to pay out the labour for removing the gearbox again if the DMF failed later on during my ownership.

MotorMech in Birmingham did the replacement for me, great guys and fair prices.
 
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