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I hate DMF's

Just thought I'd say,

I hate/loathe/despise/want to smash all dual mass flywheels.

Sure, I understand them, and to a certain degree appreciate their duty in providing a cushioned blow to my sensitive gearbox....but lets face it - they usually cost more than the vehicle to replace.

First my Transit had a rubber mounted DMF which failed. Since I wasn't feeling particularly exotic I let a garage do the work and got suitably skinted.

Next, my Focus decides to give up and since I was feeling exotic I did all the work myself and still it cost a small fortune.

Now, the best of all, my Mercedes Vito has the tell tale sound of sledgehammers striking against each other......its just blissful

Now others - pledge your hate!
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Re: I hate DMF's

£700 to replace what is normally a slab of metal on most cars yet on our 1.9 diesel punto HGT it's an intricate and weak array of springs washers bolts and clips!? What is there to hate?

I still have the old one in a cupboard under the stairs it's going back in welded up if this new one ever fails
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Re: I hate DMF's

Old, basic cars ftw.
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Re: I hate DMF's

I'm starting on the Vito tonight. Should be so fun! Also, funny you should mention welding them up, I was/am seriously considering it!

DMF's seem a bit overkill to me. Clutches have springs built into them which absorb some torsional vibration/load. Okay not at idle when the clutch isn't engaged but still -my old diesel Pug never had a DMF and the gearbox was fine......even after 250,000!! If any gearbox was to fail from crankshaft vibration then surely a ****ty french Pug 106 gearbox would be the first.
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