dual -mass flywheel

Tihol Tiholov t.tiholov at gmail.com
Thu Dec 11 13:45:40 PST 2008

> The dual mass flywheel supposedly makes for a smoother clutch engagement.
In my experiance the effect is minimal.

-Cody Forbes

Nick Lawrence wrote:
> After studying a little from the internet I'll ask here.  What is the
> purpose?

What Cody said above.  I have 2 new bugs - 1 with single, 1 with dual-mass
FW, can't say that 1 is smoother in the clutch engagement dep't.  On
dual-mass the clutch plate can dispense with the centre springs as the
rubber in the FW takes care of the engine RPM irregularities.

> Do they fail or wear out sooner

If abused, sure, but DK, if sooner.  Mine's fine at low 129K km.

> and cost a huge amount?

About a $1000 for a Porsche 968 or so I've read.

> Can you get single mass replacements?  Just curious, I recently talked
> with a VW owner that switched to a single mass flywheel.

Guess, that owner'll know.

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