Flywheel + Clutch DMF

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Flywheel + Clutch DMF

Postby luke659 » Thu Jan 05, 2017 11:52 am

Hello,

I have a new Vauxhall Astra Bi-Turbo 14 plate 26k miles on the clock. I have just noticed a knocking noise coming from my engine and have taken it to my local dealer Vauxhall Hayes.

They have called me and stated that they will need to take the gear box off (£400) and investigate as they think its the flywheel + Clutch. Vauxhall then stated if its my fault I will have to pay £2100, if not the warranty will cover it.

Could this be my fault after only doing 26k miles.

I am the first owner and have extend warranty 100k.

Please help
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Re: Flywheel + Clutch DMF

Postby mattonecz » Thu Jan 05, 2017 11:57 am

if you drive under 1500rpm like a lot of people do than it really is your problem
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Re: Flywheel + Clutch DMF

Postby luke659 » Thu Jan 05, 2017 12:13 pm

My driving varies. Lots of motorway which is around 3 - 4000RPM. My question is there a manual on how not to drive your car?
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Re: Flywheel + Clutch DMF

Postby mattonecz » Thu Jan 05, 2017 12:17 pm

you have a diesel i understand. 3-4000 rpm is a lot but not a problem for DMF i guess.
idk there is plenty of articles on the internet. im just saying driving in low rpm is bad for DMF.
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Re: Flywheel + Clutch DMF

Postby Swagger » Thu Jan 05, 2017 7:13 pm

Had this problem on my 2.0 cdti J astra.
They too thought it was clutch - flywheel but it ended up being a known problem which was that the hydraulic hose diameter is too small and once they sent for the bigger one ftom vauxhall it was cured. This problem first arose with the Insignia
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Re: Flywheel + Clutch DMF

Postby luke659 » Fri Jan 06, 2017 8:18 am

Thanks Swagger, lets hope they don't try and blame me for this :(
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Re: Flywheel + Clutch DMF

Postby Kristis » Fri Jan 06, 2017 2:33 pm

U cant drive opel/vauxhal/gm at 1500rpm? Nonsense :)
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Re: Flywheel + Clutch DMF

Postby mattonecz » Fri Jan 06, 2017 3:49 pm

u can drive at whatever you want. i dont drive under 2000rpm and if i drive diesel not under 1500... doesnt matter which car
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Re: Flywheel + Clutch DMF

Postby Kristis » Sun Jan 08, 2017 9:29 am

I rarely push astra beyond 2k rpm, if i do - oil consumption gets near 1ltr per 1000km :))
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Re: Flywheel + Clutch DMF

Postby Jeff16150 » Sun Jan 08, 2017 11:31 am

Kristis wrote:I rarely push astra beyond 2k rpm, if i do - oil consumption gets near 1ltr per 1000km :))

There has to be something wrong with your engine to be consuming that much oil.

I've just gone past 2500 miles/4000 KM from new, use the whole rev range whenever required, mine is still on the full mark on the dipstick and the oil is surprisingly clean.
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