1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

Fly wheel?

Discussion in 'A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)' started by A3ster, Jun 24, 2009.

  1. A3ster
    Offline

    A3ster Member

    Joined:
    Oct 29, 2008
    Messages:
    87
    Likes Received:
    0
    Hi All,

    Am I correct in thinking that if I get a knocking noise from the front of the engine when in neutral and that dissapears when I press in the clutch I have a wobbly/duff fly wheel :think:

    And apart form being annoying and sounding like my car is knackered would there be any more damage done running it like that untill I can afford to replace it? And if I do need to replace it what one should I go for.
    #1
  2. A3ster
    Offline

    A3ster Member

    Joined:
    Oct 29, 2008
    Messages:
    87
    Likes Received:
    0
    bump
    #2
  3. fingermouse
    Offline

    fingermouse thats me

    Joined:
    Sep 6, 2004
    Messages:
    3,771
    Likes Received:
    0
    could be clutch release bearing ????
    #3
  4. jcs356
    Offline

    jcs356 Brum brum

    Joined:
    Jun 14, 2004
    Messages:
    2,682
    Likes Received:
    5
    Not necessarily the flywheel - could be a bearing in the gearbox.
    #4
  5. Dipesh
    Offline

    Dipesh New Member

    Joined:
    Sep 2, 2007
    Messages:
    12
    Likes Received:
    0
    Sounds like Flywheel to me as it goes when you press the clutch.

    Mine was stood for about 6 weeks and started to do it, now i'm using it daily, its gone (touch wood!)
    #5
  6. recomdos
    Offline

    recomdos Member

    Joined:
    Feb 16, 2004
    Messages:
    988
    Likes Received:
    1
    I had these symptoms - it was indeed my flywheel.
    #6
  7. A3ster
    Offline

    A3ster Member

    Joined:
    Oct 29, 2008
    Messages:
    87
    Likes Received:
    0
    Thanks guys, Is the flywheel easy to get at and have a look? Im thinking not.
    #7
  8. Boxxer1973
    Offline

    Boxxer1973 Member

    Joined:
    Jun 14, 2009
    Messages:
    55
    Likes Received:
    0
    gearbox off job
    #8
  9. god_thats_quick
    Offline

    god_thats_quick Numptie of the highest order

    Joined:
    Jun 1, 2004
    Messages:
    2,507
    Likes Received:
    0
    I'd just leave it unless it gets very annoying or your clutch wears out. Mine was totally buggered last year when I went for a single mass flywheel and uprated clutch.

    The only problem I have now is that the new bloody clutch sticks on occasion which can be fun!
    #9

Share This Page