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Cant Get 1St Or Reverse After New Clutch

21 January 2014 - 04:52 PM

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

Smf Conversion Mk 4 Mondeo - Yes Or No

10 January 2014 - 08:03 PM

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.