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Hi, I have recently bought a 2004 Terry which is a fantastic machine. I does though have a stiff gear change and I suspect the clutch or dual mass flywheel. Having seen in the paperwork that it has already had two DMF and clutch replacements at £1300 a time (The last one just 20k ago!), I am quite keen to have it converted to a solid flywheel like the pre-2004 models had.

Has anyone here had this work done and if so, is the kit installable by a general motor mechanic or is it a specialist job? As far as I can make out, a solid flywheel from a 163hp (like mine is), coupled with the appropriate clutch kit, is all that is required but I obviously want to make sure before splashing out the cash for the parts.
Many thanks.
 

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Hi, I have recently bought a 2004 Terry which is a fantastic machine. I does though have a stiff gear change and I suspect the clutch or dual mass flywheel. Having seen in the paperwork that it has already had two DMF and clutch replacements at £1300 a time (The last one just 20k ago!), I am quite keen to have it converted to a solid flywheel like the pre-2004 models had.

Has anyone here had this work done and if so, is the kit installable by a general motor mechanic or is it a specialist job? As far as I can make out, a solid flywheel from a 163hp (like mine is), coupled with the appropriate clutch kit, is all that is required but I obviously want to make sure before splashing out the cash for the parts.
Many thanks.
My goodness. What would you like to know?.
I've had manual Terr from 2006.
At 115 k kilometres the clutch failed. I repaired it myself. It took a while...I had time.
Persistent works only if the mechanics work. And they did.
If you know what is required, you can fix the problem.
T.

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Dual mass flywheel is designed to absorb vibration. I have seen a case where after a solid flywheel was fitted the car ate 2 gearboxes. They woke up that it was the conversion so went back to dual mass and no further gearbox problems. I suspect that manufacturers that use these designs are saving money in other areas of vibration dampening and unless that is overcome as well the conversions arn't successful.
 

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Thanks for the reply.
Did you swap the DMF for a solid flywheel? If so, can you give me the part numbers you used for the clutch and the solid flywheel please?
I have a 5 day window to do this job so want to be sure that I have the correct parts to hand! Many thanks.
 

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Hi, thanks for the reply.
I reckon you are right but....you also have to take into account the abuse that some of these vehicles get I believe. The previous owner of my car used it for towing a horsebox and said to me when I bought it how effortlessly and smoothly it would pull from low speed and high gear (thanks to the torque and DMF). Hopefully the solid flywheel should be fine if a bit of mechanical sympathy and higher revs/lower gears used! Most importantly for a 14 year old car it will be massively cheaper.
 

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I fully understand where your coming from cost wise they are ridiculous. I can't help with and details because I was not directly involved plus it was a Nissan. I really don't know why manufacturers are adopting that technology when the old clutch was tried and proven to work well and last may kms.
 

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Originally the Terracan had a single mass flywheel. They changed to DMF on the facelift.
Thus, it's not a problem returning to SMF.

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