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flywheel lightened, where?

Where can I get a 1.2 16v flywheel lightened?
Any idea of cost?
Please, somewhere that knows what they're doing as I'm attached to my feet
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Local engineering shop. Speak nicely to the oily man behind the lathe and all will be done.

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Re: flywheel lightened, where?

gsr used to do them try having a word with oldschool
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Local engineering shop. Speak nicely to the oily man behind the lathe and all will be done.

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Hey man this is the South East, we don't have ouily men.

Yeah I'll find somewhere, I'll check GSR first.
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Hey man this is the South East, we don't have ouily men.

Yeah I'll find somewhere, I'll check GSR first.
Unfortunately your profile doesn't say where you come from. Which country in South East Asia do you come from?

There must be a sweat shop somewhere local.

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Re: flywheel lightened, where?

You coult try dropping it off at the local hairdresser, estate agent, financial consultant, wine bar etc. Alternatively, Yellow Pages under Engine Reconditioners, Precision Engineers, Folk From Up North with Big Lathes, etc.
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Yeah I'll find somewhere, I'll check GSR first.
I'd suggest going directly to a machine shop... any reputable one will do. Flywheel around 3.5-4kg is easily achieved and should cost around £55-60.

If you look carefully at this pic, you can see the machining on mine.

http://www.nitrane.co.uk/multimedia/...MG0116_JPG.jpg

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You coult try dropping it off at the local hairdresser, estate agent, financial consultant, wine bar etc. Alternatively, Yellow Pages under Engine Reconditioners, Precision Engineers, Folk From Up North with Big Lathes, etc.

Sorry couldn't resist that, although when I was t lad there were two engineering shops locally, when I scanned the local yellow pages the nearest was 20 miles away......

Thanks for the picture and a target weight, very useful.

South East Asia, they have an engineering shop on every corner -big hammer and arc welder

Tried the hairdresser he suggested I came back when it was quieter for some flywheel relief? So I've popped into the wine bar to wait.
TBH I was hoping you could recommend someone reliable that deals with Fiat stuff, I would use Old School but, he seldom replies to mails so I wonder how long before my flywheel would get back.
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TBH I was hoping you could recommend someone reliable that deals with Fiat stuff, I would use Old School but, he seldom replies to mails so I wonder how long before my flywheel would get back.


It doesn't need to be a Fiat specialist, any decent machine shop that does dynamic balancing should be ok. I'm not sure where you are in the SE, but Oselli at Oxford are very reputable and have some guide prices on their website. Alternatively Burton, although they're a Ford specialist, may do it, and certainly would recommend someone if they can't. Give 'em a call.

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Re: flywheel lightened, where?

Basically what the machine shop will be looking to do is to remove weight from the outside of the flywheel. Drastically removing material from the centre weakens it, and has less effect. It isn't about removing as much weight as possible, but where it came from matters. Obviously they can't just carve from the outside at will, as its helpful if the starter ring gear remains attached.
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Cheers all, get that off this week and get on with it.
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Another nice rug from Arc.

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Another nice rug from Arc.

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Maybe he's a rug merchant?
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Maybe he's a rug merchant?
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