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What did you do with your old DMF?

Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by mjr901, Sep 19, 2012.

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    Well, last year i changed the clutch on my previous S3.

    So at the same time i did the LUK DMF for good measure.

    It had only done 20k.

    So is it scrap value or is it actually worth something? There was exactly the same 'play' in it as the new one i replaced it with.

    So the condition seemed mint to me.

    Just seems strange to put something in the bin that weighs a substantial amount when there was nowt wrong with it!

    What are your thoughts?
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    i'd never fit a 2nd hand one, so weigh it in
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    I think if they weren't such a temperamental part then they would have residual second hand value, but given the effort to get the gearbox off and on again (not to mention cost), it would only be someone on a real budget who might take that route. How much as they new out of interest?
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    Its going back a bit now, but from the top of my head it was roughly £240
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    To the right person it might be worth about half I guess, but that someone would be the kind of person who can fit themselves rather than those who pay someone else to do it.
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    Half would be good! but hell, finding someone will be extremely difficult i'd think.

    Perhaps make it an ebay special...
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    Quoting 'You touched it last; thank you and goodbye' to whoever buys it!
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    Realistically how long does a DMF usually last? surely 50k at least?
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    Mine had seen 25 000 miles worth of action and went straight in the recycling bin.
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    Actually thinking back my last S3 I had the clutch / flywheel and rear diff all changed at 11k, but I'd always thought it was probably done as a precautionary measure because the clutch was slipping (at Stg 1!), and the rear diff was whining. As soon as you have a remap which removes the rev limiter I guess you're at risk of doing damage.
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    How long does it take for one to be fooked on a standard car? I bet there's loads on an original DMF no?
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    Very probably......mine wasn't wrecked at 25 000 miles on STg2+ and Stg3,but it had to go to make way for a SMF setup,so I think the LUK flywheel gets a bit of a bad press,but the LUK clutch is pretty poor.
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    Mine is still sat in the garage from my S3, they aren't worth anything 2nd hand as it is such a big job to replace them.
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    My appolagies for the slight detour from the original post, but,

    Why would a stage 1 remap remove the rev limiter?

    Having come from 2 modified 8L S3's , the more I look into it for my 8P S3 the more it puts me off. A simple stage 1 remap seems to start an inevitable countdown towards an upgrade clutch, something my tuner also warned me about.
    My cars only covered 5k miles in 18 months, so I have no intention of bringing forward those sorts of costs or maintenance at such low milage.
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    The remaps I've had on the S3 remove the factory set limiter, but unless you go stage 2+ it's not rally worth holding on into the redline as performance at that level is blighted by std airbox/fuel pump/Down pipe. I'm not suggesting you should be redlining at every change, but given the rate the car can accelerate in the lower gears it's sometimes inevitable with manual box!
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    Thanks for the explanation. I didn't realise that some stage 1 remaps might remove the limiter.
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    Changed mine at 80k and I'm pretty sure that was the original.
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    The flywheel should last the lifetime of the car but they don't seem to. Can't believe it's now accepted that a FLYWHEEL be changed as routine with a clutch on a car!!
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