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  1. Hi all, Im in a bit of a jam, I have a 2008 Mondy Edge 1.8 tdci 6speed, I have just had a clutch change, the mechanic opened up the tranny and found it had been converted to SMF (I didnt know this, Only had 2 month). Anyway, He fitted it with a LUK concentric slave cylinder and a Valio clutch (2 piece). Now, When I start the car and depress the clutch and try to select 1st gear, it will not go in, when i release the clutch by half it will go in gear and drive as normal, the same for reverse. I am refusing to pay the mechanic at the moment, he is blaming the SMF, the company who supplied the parts are blaming the mechanic, and i am being told to expect a big labour bill. Can anybody shed some light please, im desperate. PS Valio say the cluch will only fit the Valio SMF conversion. Thanks in advance
  2. I have recently bought a 2008 Mk4 Mondeo 1.8 TDCi 6 speed, The clutch is slipping so needs replacing, I have had some quotes :o , The Dual Mass Flywheel feels and sounds fine, but some mechanics are insisting on replacing the DMF, But at an extra £400+ its a little too much at the min, I have researched a conversion to Single Mass Flywheel, however, some are advising NOT to convert, I can see the logic (A DMF has a purpose, therefore should not be changed to single), also is it advisable not to change the CSC and replace with a 2 piece clutch? Any advice much appreciated.
  3. I had a bit of a discussion with another member on here about whether its a good idea or not,so I'm just back from the leading Transmission specialists in Scotland ( Charles Butler Forfar) & I asked Gav the foreman about this,and his answer........ DON'T DO IT! He said its a bad idea. He said its ok for transit vans,but not for cars. He said if your DMF needs replacing,then replace it with a proper replacement DMF. Mentioned the same thing as I did,about the vibrations etc,& they DO shake to bits eventually. When I got this conversion on FOUR cars,alongside a remap,eventually they knackered the gear-box.Not maybe,DEFINITELY EVERY TIME! And Im no boy racer at 47yr old,so its not a case of me raggin my cars,quite the opposite. I learned the really expensive way.Id say in all Ive spent about 2000 repairing damage done by SMF conversion.Its crazy,its the cheaper option,but I guarantee you it'll ruin your car in the end. If I can stop one person from doing this conversion,then I'd be happy knowing that someone else's car isnt gonna turn into a liability the way mines did(all four). So,to the guy who disagreed with me,mate do yourself a favour & ask around 1st.You might just start to see sense,& rip that solid chunk a crap outta there,& put a proper DMF in. Oh,and they a good DMF will definitely handle the torque from a remap,unless youre tanning your motor all the timem,in which case whatever. remember that all this company does is transmissions & clutch/dmf etc,7 days a week,52 weeks a year. He's been going for about 40 odd years,and he knows his stuff,so upto you guys from here. If you wanna listen to companies thatve only stopped messing their nappies,then so be it,but dont say I didnt try to give you advice 1st