2008 is the flywheel dual or single mass?

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Model: C3 2006-2009, Facelift model
Year: 2008 (58)
Engine Size: 1.4 (8v)
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Hi guys, my Wife has a 2008 1.4 TU3JP C3 with manual gearbox. Last year I had an issue and decided I would change the clutch as it was slipping above 2600rpm which did fix the issue, and it all went rather smoothly until…

A rattle/chinking sound started when I start the car and is less prevalent when idling and change tone but fade in volume when I rev the engine slightly, so I definitely know it is reacting to engine rotation. I have seen some suggestion about the interweb as to this sound can be an issue with dual mass flywheels. My question is does the 1.4 petrol have a DMF and secondly if anyone has done the conversion to a single mass flywheel, was it a good thing and what parts did you use?

I have seen Valeo do the KIT4P, but I can't see one for this engine, so brings me back to my initial question of, “does my car have a DMF?"

Hopefully someone can shed some light on my situation.

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jimmybigfoot wrote: Sun Apr 03, 2022 3:17 pm Hi guys, my Wife has a 2008 1.4 TU3JP C3 with manual gearbox. Last year I had an issue and decided I would change the clutch as it was slipping above 2600rpm which did fix the issue, and it all went rather smoothly until…

A rattle/chinking sound started when I start the car and is less prevalent when idling and change tone but fade in volume when I rev the engine slightly, so I definitely know it is reacting to engine rotation. I have seen some suggestion about the interweb as to this sound can be an issue with dual mass flywheels. My question is does the 1.4 petrol have a DMF and secondly if anyone has done the conversion to a single mass flywheel, was it a good thing and what parts did you use?

I have seen Valeo do the KIT4P, but I can't see one for this engine, so brings me back to my initial question of, “does my car have a DMF?"

Hopefully someone can shed some light on my situation.

Cheers
Jim
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That is very unusual that the clutch would fail at less than 50K.

Did you do any investigation on why it had failed so soon?

If you had the clutch out, you cleaned up the flywheel face and saw it was a singe mass flywheel.

The difference in the two clutch variants listed on the ECP website is 80mm vs [url=https://www.eurocarparts.com/p/luk-clutch-kit-641735349]200mm[/ur] diameter parts.

You can give ECP a call with your reg if you are unsure which size you need.
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jimmybigfoot wrote: Sun Apr 03, 2022 3:17 pm A rattle/chinking sound started when I start the car and is less prevalent when idling and change tone but fade in volume when I rev the engine slightly, so I definitely know it is reacting to engine rotation.
Have a look at the 2 upper engine mounts and the torque link underneath the engine.
Also have a look at the security of the catalytic converter. Particularly the 2 bolts securing it to the rear pipe and the 1 bolt securing it to the bell housing.
Put a jack on the sump and jack the engine up a few centimeters and see if anything moves that shouldn't.
Pop and prop the bonnet. Start the engine, leave the hand brake on, put the car in gear and let the clutch out until it just bites. See if the engine moves.
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