Right all, Just thought I'd create a little thread to share my experience with getting the clutch and dual mass flywheel changed. Difference being I am taking the risk with using non Honda parts and getting an independent Japanese specialist to do the job. Current symptoms: Jan 2004 ICTDI.. so Im guessing it is one of the earliest diesels in the UK. I bought it from the dealer who supplied and maintained since new, and there was no record of a clutch change on their service computer (I went through the lot!) - so 141k miles on what I believe is the original clutch. No slipping in gear, but a very high and vague biting point (makes it easy to change up/down very smoothly!) Occasional judder when moving off from a stationary. I refuse to test the clutch using the "hand brake up, engage 2nd gear and slowly release the clutch" test... as it puts way too much strain on other engine components... even if it is a one off. Whilst there is no slippage at the moment, no matter how hard I have tried to push the car to test it, I think it is about time to swap the clutch before it leaves me stranded somewhere. I will get the DMF done as well, as with that mileage, I would have thought it would be a false economy to try and avoid swapping it. The last thing I want to do is to pay for it all to be stripped down again when/if the DMF expires. So - the parts I am looking at are = LUK Clutch kit, and LUK DMF. Gearbox fluid = Honda MTF-3 Clutch fluid will also be flushed at the same time, and the engine treated to a mid service oil + filter change. I won't name the independent garage (unless Mods say I am allowed to). Job will not be started till Monday 19th, but thought I'd get the thread going in advance. Honda were quoting £685 for the clutch change alone, or £1900 for the clutch plus DMF - both these prices include parts and labour. [FONT=Verdana, sans-serif]My LUK parts set me back £440 from a generic motor factors (would have been £458, but I flexed my mates rates), and the independent garage has quoted £350 for the labour (including the mini service). I have not used them before, but they work solely on Japanese cars, and have a good reputation amongst the psycho big turbo power Japanese scene, and they are the most local Japanese specialist to me. So will see how they get on! So that is £790 all in for the clutch & DMF change.[/FONT] Is it worth risking using non-Honda technicians and parts for the job? Well... I ordered my LUK hardware, and on collection the clutch kit was all original Honda hardware (parts, packaging etc)! The Honda packaging had the LUK part number sticker stuck on beside the Honda part numbers... The DMF was packaged and labeled as LUK. I'll let you know how the garage gets on at the end of the month!