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S4 flywheel going, solid or dual mass??

S44influence Jul 28, 2018

  1. S44influence

    S44influence New Member

    Evening to everyone

    Been searching for advice on changing my flywheel on me b6 S4 but can't find alot.
    What's the advantages and disadvantages of a solid flywheel on a S4?
    Are the kits easy to get as I can't find one?

    Also I would like to do it myself but never done a 4wheel drive before so was wondering if any one could give some advice

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  3. joinerman

    joinerman Well-Known Member

    People on here have gone to solid fly wheels & regretted it, do a search
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  4. S44influence

    S44influence New Member

    I have seen some dont mind it some do
    And tbh most threads I've seen are just for A4 and not S4
  5. boffin486

    boffin486 Well-Known Member TFSI Owners Group TDi Audi A4 Audi Avant Owner Group quattro S-line owners group

    I believe the dual mass flywheel is employed for its 'roughness dampening' qualities (particularly on diesel engines) to give a smoother less obtrusive idle & dampen noise transfer along with smoother clutch operation. Having a Passat with same identical engine/gearbox (but Solid flywheel) to my B5, The difference is very noticeable, the VW just feeling less refined & indeed noisier overall.
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  6. DieselJake

    DieselJake Well-Known Member VCDS Map User

    If in doubt go dual I'd say but I'm biased as that's what I did :playful: I've known someone to have a car/gearbox killed by going solid... could have just been incorrect installation but from people complaining about the noise and if your not going for more power I'd stick with dual, I know people also say solid doesn't need replacing but I mean the car will be good for about another 100k miles and that's if it lives that long.
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  7. S44influence

    S44influence New Member

    I am thinking of sticking to dual mass now tbh as I might sell the car next year so think I would be a better selling point

    Just need to see if I can get any info from anyone about doing it myself
    Rather try and save £500 if I can lol

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