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    My Cars in Pieces.

    To fit this lightweight flywheel and uprated clutch.





    Started the job yesterday afternoon but unfortunately due to the weather today have been unable to finish it.
    Also one of the bolts sheared on the clutch plate when bolting it onto the flywheel. So i have had to drill it out and i am missing my M6 Tap & Dye so thats going to have to wait another day until i get one from work.

    Can't wait to get the car back together and try it on the road.

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    does a light-weight flywheel make that much of a differance??
    ANDY

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    let us know the results, ive always been interested in doing this to my cars, how much was it and where you get it from? what box is it for?

    MK4 1.8 16V Sport and MK5 CDTi Estate




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    Quote Originally Posted by coupe-turbo
    does a light-weight flywheel make that much of a differance??
    The engine can rev easier due to the reduction in weight, which also gives a slight improvement in acceleration.
    Downside is if its too light the engine can loose speed quickly when gear changing and going up hills.

    Gearbox is F23 Coupe Turbo
    Courtenay is where i got it £225 and is a 5kg weight reduction over standard.

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    i bet they dont do it for the 5 speeder then? not a bad price, i think its worth it really

    MK4 1.8 16V Sport and MK5 CDTi Estate




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    F23 is a 5 speed mate. It gets costly when you get a garage to do the job for you.
    Cheapest quote i got was around £300
    Vauxhall they wanted £550

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    oh, well i know my box isnt the F23 anyways as i fitted my shortshifter the weekend, and it fits all boxes except the F23, ill be looking into it anyways, let us know the results mate

    MK4 1.8 16V Sport and MK5 CDTi Estate




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    I've seen what happens to Mr Flywheel when its not done up to the right torque settings, goodbye through the bonnet ! Fair play for trying it, but would be v v v careful with that new tap and bolt u use

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    Bolt that snapped is on the clutch plate.
    Yes i tightened the flywheel bolts to the correct torque setting as you said dont want to trash gearbox or whatever else mr flywheel might hit on the way out.

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    Just re-read it - sorry my bad !

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