And so it begins, new clutch time (1 Viewer)

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You are a brave man, very best of luck to you, I hope the conversion goes well 1st time.(y)šŸ¤ž
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It's only nuts and bolts. Take a few photos as you go along as it can help routing pipes and wires etc. That which one man build another can tear asunder.

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Personally I wouldnā€™t be putting tools in the air intake chute! :oops:
And that engine block looks incredibly rusty!
 
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Can I ask why you are going for a solid flywheel?

I was looking at changing to one on an SMax and the universal answer on the Ford forums was leave well alone and just see the DMF as a disposable part and suck it up.

They reported really rough running and crankshaft bearings going pop on a regular basis.

Be interested to see what you find with it.
 
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Bobby-gg

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Personally I wouldnā€™t be putting tools in the air intake chute! :oops:
And that engine block looks incredibly rusty!
It's the heater intake and they can't go anywhere.

Yes, the block is very rusty, probably the notorious scuttle panel drip, but I suppose it shows that the engine is oil tight šŸ˜‚

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Bobby-gg

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Can I ask why you are going for a solid flywheel?

I was looking at changing to one on an SMax and the universal answer on the Ford forums was leave well alone and just see the DMF as a disposable part and suck it up.

They reported really rough running and crankshaft bearings going pop on a regular basis.

Be interested to see what you find with it.
I've done loads of solid flywheel conversions in the past, mainly on VW's and I've never had an issue.

And, the B&B conversion for the ducato has had very good feedback on this forum
 

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When the DMF on our Iveco Daily 3.0ltr failed in September 2021, before he ordered the OEM spec parts, I did enquire with my HGV mechanic pal about a solid flywheel conversion.
His advice to me was to not even consider it, as we'd really only be wanting to do this job the once, rather than coming back to it at a leter date...........possibly sooner rather than later. :(
He is well experienced with Iveco Daily fleet vans, as well as Scania, Renault, and Mercedes trucks.

We did a complete heavy duty "clutch kit" change as well, so job's a good'un for years to come. (y)

Cheers,

Jock. ;)

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Well, it's too late now as I've already bought the solid flywheel replacement, but, there have been a few on here done in the past without issue, and I've done them myself on various motor so I'll take my chance and it'll either work or not
 

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Well, it's too late now as I've already bought the solid flywheel replacement, but, there have been a few on here done in the past without issue, and I've done them myself on various motor so I'll take my chance and it'll either work or not
I hope it does work out for you Bobby. (y)

I would have been stupid to ignore my mechanic pal's advice, as he has been looking after our 2 x MHs over the last 18 x years, as well as the Pug runaround.

We couldn't remove the gearbox due to the E&P front levellers bolted on over, the gearbox cross member bolts, so no access to them, so we had to improvise by removing the parts working from extremely confined access..........as you can see. šŸ˜ 
At this stage we assumed that the clutch had packed in.

The failed parts coming out.

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"Now't wrong with that friction plate or thrust bearing Jock, it's your DM Flywheel that has failed. :(

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All new OEM specified parts ready to fit.

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Nearly done.

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The whole job took him and I 3.5 x hours to completion, and done on our driveway courtesy of the hydraulic levellers on blocks to gain enough height.
The parts alone were Ā£650, but they came with a warranty.

Cheers

Jock. :)

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When the DMF on our Iveco Daily 3.0ltr failed in September 2021, before he ordered the OEM spec parts, I did enquire with my HGV mechanic pal about a solid flywheel conversion.
His advice to me was to not even consider it, as we'd really only be wanting to do this job the once, rather than coming back to it at a leter date...........possibly sooner rather than later. :(
He is well experienced with Iveco Daily fleet vans, as well as Scania, Renault, and Mercedes trucks.

We did a complete heavy duty "clutch kit" change as well, so job's a good'un for years to come. (y)

Cheers,
 

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Borg & Beck solid flywheel conversion going in, actually bought it last year, but the clutch stopped slipping, started again on the journey home last weekend.
Found out I need a new radiator too, so ideal opportunity to do the lot in one go
Life is so wonderful

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