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OK guys,

Looking for some advice on flywheels, is there a big enough advantage to fitting a solid flywheel conversion instead of a new DMF?

Had a look on the forum and most threads are a few years old so looking for some help from guys that have done the conversion and how they compare to DMF's?

Being a relatively new convert to diesels, DMF's are something that i haven't come across much and especially since i specialised in Auto Transmissions when i was training lol!!

Any help/advice most welcome :)

Cheers,
Alasdair
 

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Hi mate,
I have been running a solid flywheel for about 25,000 miles and the downsides are more vibration and general harshness, the cv joints and gearbox have a harder time ( less cushioning effect than with a dmf).
It is advisable to use a lower gear (ie 2nd instead of 3rd) to keep the revs higher as the low down torque,( the main advantage of a jtd!), is what gives the drive train a hard time, well that is my theory, anyway!
The upsides . . .a slightly faster revving engine, less inertia as the weight is more central than a dmf.
When the clutch goes, it is almost certain you will only need a clutch kit!
If you shop around it is possible to find dmf and clutch kits for a similar price to smf and clutch conversion kits. As that is the case, when my clutch gives up the ghost, I'll be going back to dmf, probably!
Dmf will cope with a mild remap ok, too, as long as the clutch is in good condition!
Hope that helps, a little. :)
 

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Hi,

Thanks for the feedback and the info, much appreciated. Have had a look on a few forums and the opinions seem to be about 60-40 in favour of keeping the DMF and TBH haven't found a convincing argument to go down the solid route other than costs in the future.

Think i'll be going down the DMF route...:)

Thanks again,
Alasdair
 
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