Engine & Gearbox DMF or not DMF

Discussion in '1st Generation (2004-2011)' started by Falcoron, Thursday 18th Feb, 2016.

  1. Falcoron Junior Member ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

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    Just bought a FR-V 2005 2.2 diesel sport, drives superb full history. But clutch is slipping in top gear, only really notice this if you put foot down in 5th or 6th gear. My question is how do I tell if dual mass flywheel type or not?
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  3. Falcoron Junior Member ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

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    Thanks, been told luk or OEM are the ones to go for. Is there a special toll required for luk or only OEM Honda clutches?
     
  4. SpeedyGee Administrator Staff Team

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    Tool is required for any clutch you may fit.
     
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  5. Falcoron Junior Member ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

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    thanks, yes I know that! But is a "special" Honda tool required for a Honda clutch, That is different from say a luk clutch?
    Having red about clutch choices on here lots are saying genuine or luk clutches are the ones to go for, some saying Valeo are rubbishy, but looking at luk, and original kits the actual clutch plate is printed with the Valeo name? Any comments on that please?
     
  6. Nels Moderator Staff Team

    Don't even consider an aftermarket clutch, you will regret it. The tool is needed for the correct fitting of any clutch for the i_CTDi engine. Any fool can slap a clutch in and undercut the dealers/Honda specialists, but it will not work properly. You will end up wasting your time and money and then paying for it to be done by someone with this tool.

    This is not a cheap job. That's why some people sell rather than pay out to get the clutch/DMF changed. If you get the job done properly, you'll have things back to how they should be. Search the site, and you'll see why we are giving you this advice.

    Did you say on another thread that the seller/dealer was going to contribute to the cost of this?
     
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  7. Falcoron Junior Member ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

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    I will only consider genuine or luk as these are also a great make and as the price isn't far away from copies and actually cheaper than some!
    What I was asking ( I know an alignment tool Is required to properly fit all clutches) but if a Honda clutch is purchased a specific Honda tool ( only for the Honda clutch and won't do for other makes) is required? So, If for instance a luk clutch is bought then any clutch alignment tool will do. Am I right?
     
  8. Nels Moderator Staff Team

    It's not just alignment. I believe it is compresses things so they fit correctly. It is a very expensive tool. Most garages/clutch centres do not have it. They would take years to recover the outlay.
     
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  9. Falcoron Junior Member ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

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    Oh and yes the seller has offered to help with costs
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    So that is only needed if a hen Honda clutch is bought? Is it required if a luk kit is bought? Cheers
     
  10. Nels Moderator Staff Team

    As @ speedy said in #4,
     
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  11. SpeedyGee Administrator Staff Team

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    Basically the tool pretensions the pressure plate before all the bolts are fully tightened up. This needs doing regardless of what clutch is fitted, otherwise the clutch won't work correctly afterwards.
     
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  12. Falcoron Junior Member ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

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    Great stuff thanks guys.