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flying clutchman

Member Since 25 Oct 2009
Offline Last Active Nov 19 2014 02:17 AM

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In Topic: 2012 Focus 1.6 Tdci Clutch Whine

19 November 2014 - 02:19 AM

although often annoying, the squeal as you let out the clutch is harmless

In Topic: 2012 Focus 1.6 Tdci Clutch Whine

18 November 2014 - 11:23 AM

This used to be a common problem on escorts back in the day. Often it would be worse when cold. When you are holding the car on the clutch you are actually slipping the clutch . The noise is the friction between the disc/pressure plate/flywheel surfaces. Normally the noises are at a higher frequency than you can hear, but sometimes they just come into an audible range. The centre plate surface tends to glaze  slightly which creates the noise. Try and avoid holding the car on the clutch if possible. Changing the clutch would cure it, but would be an uneccessary expense. Changing your driving style would be less expensive! Hopefully you've got a lot more mileage left in the clutch yet, 29k would be very lo to change the clutch.

In Topic: Clutch Knocking

24 October 2014 - 02:17 PM

It sounds like the DMF wearing. It's very common on diesel versions, but very rare on petrols

In Topic: Dmf Replacement

16 October 2014 - 04:53 PM

My short advice would be don't! This really isn't a job for someone who hasn't done anything like this before. I've done dozens of these and it still takes me 6 hours hard graft to do it. Save up and  pay someone to do it for you, it'll be cheaper in the long run.

In Topic: Clutch Dmf On Older Mondeo Help.

16 October 2014 - 04:49 PM

Honestly I think doing the clutch is the only sensible option. An 11 year old mondeo with no clutch is worth virtually nothing and you could pay out thousands on another car and the clutch could go a few weeks later! If yours is a petrol the dmfs usually last the life of the car (unlike the diesels) but if you're not doing the job yourself it makes sense to change it.