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Old 08-12-2013, 06:03 PM   #1
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Life expectancy for daul-mass flywheel ?

Does anyone out there know the life expectancy for the Boxster Dual-mass flywheel?

How many miles should you get out of it under normal use? Thanks for your help!
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Old 08-12-2013, 06:36 PM   #2
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I've heard people saying that they need to be replaced around 100K. When I did my clutch at 90K I used this procedure (http://www.pelicanparts.com/techarticles/Boxster_Tech/44-TRANS-Clutch/DualFlywheelTechBulletin.pdf) and it checked out okay so I decided to risk it.
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It really depends on driving style. Mine was shot at 96K but I didn't notice any driving issues. If you do a lot of standing start clutch dumps or rough shifting you can expect it to die young. A smoothly driven car should go 10 yrs or 100K.
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100K miles seems nominal. Mine was long gone at 92K.
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Mine was completely shot at 90K which means it was probably gone long before that with the previous owner.
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How does one know if it's working or not? When it's gone does it make noise, vibrate or are there other tell tail signs? What do you notice with a new one installed on a car with 100K?
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Mine has 114,000 miles on it, I changed the clutch at 90K and it seemed fine. I drive the car pretty hard and run a few autocrosses a year. Maybe its shot and I just don't know, its not ratteling and still grabs though. Whats the go to aftermarket option for these things?
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How does one know if it's working or not? When it's gone does it make noise, vibrate or are there other tell tail signs? What do you notice with a new one installed on a car with 100K?
Test it:
http://www.pelicanparts.com/techarticles/Boxster_Tech/44-TRANS-Clutch/DualFlywheelTechBulletin.pdf

My old one was not making noise and looked ok on the surface but failed the elasticity test. Rather than drop $800 for a shiny new one I found a low mileage takeoff that was within spec for $150.
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Old 08-14-2013, 03:52 AM   #9
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On my side, prior to change my flywheel, when driving slow (40-50 mph) & I suddenly accelerate at a changing traffic light (red to green) I had a kind of motor or transmission miss for half a second. I finally discovered that the miss was the result of too much play on the dual mass flywheel. Should be 15mm not more. I had much more then that... After changing the flywheel, no more miss and smooth accelerations.
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