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Old 30 August 2015, 08:03   #1
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Ok, what next?

The 'immortal' Surf is not immortal... It's thrown the DMF and the clutch.

So... What to replace it with, sub 4k? Need at least 3000kg towing weight. I can't find much round here, so am actually wondering if fixing the Surf (@750 quid-ish) might now be a better bet.
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Old 30 August 2015, 08:43   #2
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Why so exoensive for DMF and clutch?

In replaced both on my lad's Slaab 93 TDI, 150 for a pattern DMF and same for clutch kit. A tw@t of a job mind you.
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Have you looked into single mass flywheel conversations? Probably worth a look and keep what you have if that is all that is wrong.

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Have you looked into single mass flywheel conversations?
Only worthwhile if you're planning on keeping it for another 70k miles. The SMF flywheel conversion for the Saab was twice the price of the DMF replacement.
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Old 30 August 2015, 12:26   #5
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btw, sorry for conversations....good old auto correct on the pad :-)

My own car is about 500 for SMF and about 900 for DMF just via a quick google (hope to never need one!)

one of my last cars needed a DMF done under warranty (insignia), it was 1100 for it to be done when i asked..OUCH, i traded the car in though but that was only at 30k miles.....madness.

750 seems reasonable price to me based on a quick google on prices for surf parts.

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Cut the footwell out, job done...

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Old 30 August 2015, 19:10   #7
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Other than the clutch issue is there anything wrong with the Surf? If it's in otherwise good order & you intend to keep it then replacing the clutch would be the better bet esp as you have no guarantee that whatever you buy won't develop problems!
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Have you tried milner off road for the parts may be a bit cheaper as they used to do a lot of import stuff when there was lots coming into the country
Worth a look anyway
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"Ok, what next?"

Landrover Defender obviously - Coil Sprung Dirt Tecknik!!!
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