: resurface the dual mass flywheel
10-16-2006, 11:16 AM
My father and brother in laws, who are professional mechanics, and own their own shop are going to help me replace my clutch.
Right now money is tight, and if possible, I would like to re-use my stock flywheel. My father in law has a new high-end machine for re-surfacing flywheels, but its operators manual has no listings for the SVT Focus's flywheel.
Has anyone had their dual-mass flywheel resurfaced? Any problems arise?
10-16-2006, 12:26 PM
you can't resurface the dual mass flywheel, there's no way to secure it properly to a lathe so that the friction surface is exactly perpendicular to the cutting tool. you're better off dropping nearly $1000 on aftermarket clutch and flywheel. the dual mass isn't a strong design and has been known to come apart under load and grenade through the transmission
10-16-2006, 12:31 PM
10-16-2006, 12:38 PM
You can get a Clutchmasters Stage 1 Clutch and Fidanza Aluminum flywheel for like $775 shipped
10-16-2006, 12:49 PM
Oh and someone on the forum had a stock clutch & flywheel with 17k miles on it (IIRC) for $300+shipping.
10-16-2006, 12:53 PM
I'm actually kinda sore at Ford for leaving this problem on our doorstep. I'm 45k miles into the car, which I assume is well past any hope of having Ford cover a clutch and flywheel under warranty, and I've got the slight knocking that apparently means the flywheel is bunk. The clutch is also wearing real fast, which sounds an awful lot like a $1200-1500 repair next summer...
Oh well, pay to play, etc etc...
10-16-2006, 12:54 PM
Its not that much SVT Robzor.. like i said $775 for new clutch & fly, and however much to install
10-16-2006, 01:09 PM
^^and the flywheel will be lighter and stronger
10-16-2006, 01:22 PM
Replacing a clutch on a car with this low off mileage is ridiculous but what can you do. [:(] A clutch shouldn't need to be replaced until at least 100k imho.
10-16-2006, 01:23 PM
Also guys a lighter flywheel is not always best. I had a 9.6lb Fidanza flywheel in my WRX back in the day and it made launching the car hard as hell. Lighter is not always better with a flywheel.
10-16-2006, 01:25 PM
Originally posted by crazymechanic
the dual mass isn't a strong design and has been known to come apart under load and grenade through the transmission
just ask KentSVT about that
KentSVT's blown transmission thread. (http://www.focusfanatics.com/forum/showthread.php?s=&postid=1279216)
10-16-2006, 01:48 PM
Well, i would rather replace the flywheel with a lighter one, you've got the tranny dropped to replace the clutch, why not replace the flywheel at the same time? AFAIK there arent many replacement flywheels besides stock that are the same weight.
10-16-2006, 02:16 PM
Just a question but if you are going to replace the clutch and you are just going with a stock clutch you can get rid of the dual mass flywheel right?? To be honest I don't really like it that much because when you combine that with the hydraulic clutch it just feel consistent. Plus SVT said that the dual mass flywheel would cause shifting to be smoother but that is not true at all it makes taking off harder and in between gears it's not that smooth. Granted the shifter feels nice like it's synchronized really well but other than that I don't like the dual mass. What would happen to our cars if they took out the dual mass flywheel, and do you think my mechanic at a ford dealer would take it out???
10-16-2006, 02:20 PM
ClutchMasters Stage 1 Clutch Here (http://tinyurl.com/ye6oyz) $399.95 + $20 S/H
Fidanza 12.1LB Aluminum Flywheel Here (http://tinyurl.com/yfa6lb) $339.88 + $14.95 S/H
10-16-2006, 02:54 PM
^^LOL both those items say they've been removed....
10-16-2006, 03:01 PM
gah, i'll fix the link.
Works now :)
10-22-2013, 02:37 PM
My 04 roush zx3 dm clutch went out... Took it to a ford dealership and there finished to flywheel... 2200 miles later the clutch is out again... It's very aggravating to be in another city when it happens and I wanna know if its true that you shouldn't refinish a dmf... Hopefully it's under warranty and ford will pay for it... I'm out of a job now and stuck in a random city... This blows
10-22-2013, 07:06 PM
This is true, you should not resurface a dualmass flywheel. First off its next o impossible to secure the flywheel in order for it to be milled.
The best bet is an aluminum flywheel. Also make sure you consider your future plans for your car if your not doing the work yourself. If your just using it as a daily, a stock clutch will be fine and is probably the cheapest option. Then you'll have spare cash for the better flywheel.