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Old May 19th, 2014, 03:33 PM
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Question Should a DMFlywheel be replaced as a matter of course, when changing clutch??

I'm having an expensive day today.....

My 2008 JCW oil feed pipe to the turbo is leaking oil, and I have recently started to smell burning oil in the cabin. (maybe that's why I've been topping up quite a lot too?)

So off I trot to the dealer, and discover that the pipe isn't expensive, but the job is labour intensive to strip it all down to replace it.
£600+ to fix it (and replace the other oil feed\cooler pipes around it for good measure)

Now, I've been putting off having my clutch replaced for a while, as it has been shuddering slightly on take off. No clutch slip, but the pedal has been quite stiff too. It's done 68,000 miles. (4,000 of which are mine)
So I was asked if I wanted to get this done at the same time, to save the added expense of having to take off the front end for a second time to get to it, as this needs coming off to replace the oil pipes anyway.

My question is, if the DMFlywheel looks to be ok (after the techie has had a look at it), should I be happy at just getting the clutch done alone?
I was told by the tech, that if the DMF isn't damaged, then there's no point in spending the £600 or so replacing it, as it should be fine.
I just thought that due to the high cost of labour to get to the DMF, is it false economy not to replace it as a matter of course, or are they reliable if the clutch hasn't affected it?

I managed to get a deal on the job lot by the way, which is why I'm getting the clutch done at least.
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I would go ahead a switch to the solid mass flywheel while your in there a dual mass can not be resurfaced and cost more than a solid mass =)
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