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Noisy flywheel

Charlie Ford Feb 13, 2012

  1. Charlie Ford

    Charlie Ford Member

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    have been looking around to get the wife a run around disel so she is not putting so many miles on my A3 8P1 and saw this advert (link at bottom)what could be the issue with a noisy flywheel??? much to fix or would it be ok to run as is???1999 AUDI A3 1.9 TDi 110 SE
     
    Last edited: Feb 13, 2012
  2. Charlie Ford

    Charlie Ford Member

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    42 views and no reply??? come on someone must have an idea!
     
  3. MUSH

    MUSH MUSH Developments Ltd.

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    Very worn or completely knackered dual mass flywheel if the flywheel fitted is oem.

    It may have had a single mass flywheel retrofitted previously which make a similar chatter.

    My money is on it needing a new clutch and flywheel due to the age and mileage
     
  4. sideways steve

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    If you even suspect your Dual Mass Fly is iffy change it immediately.

    Trust me I have had experience with this ! I had a faulty DMF on my Porsche Boxster and the imbalance actually bent the crankshaft and wiped out the main bearings. I was actually very lucky it didnt do more damage and managed to do a rebuild on it using a replacement crank and cradle.
     
    Last edited: Feb 14, 2012
  5. Charlie Ford

    Charlie Ford Member

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    so best stay away form this vehicle then
     
  6. sideways steve

    sideways steve Member

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    I certainly wouldnt touch another car that had a known DMF fault even if it was now supposedly repaired.

    That Porsche was a nightmare to sort as noone rebuilds boxster engines... well not at reasonable rates so that meant I had a hard time sourcing parts and had to buy bearings etc through Porsche directly which were not cheap ! I dread to think what the bill would have been had I not been able to do it all myself.

    I know the Audi is not a Porsche but the thought of repairing another bent crank on ANY car is not a nice one LOL !
     
  7. egesford

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    clutch and smf conversion would cost about £500, making this car over priced
     
  8. Charlie Ford

    Charlie Ford Member

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    damm i need to find the wife a cheapish disel to get to and from work as she is putting too many miles on my A3 :(
     

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