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Looks like I need a new clutch on my 2008 Fleurette 3.0 L 160 Multijet Fiat ducatto X250.
Our mileage is very low (36k) as some years we used it very little unfortunately.It had virtually no judder at all on this clutch.

I see they have the infamous Mass flywheel, how does one find out which one is required, is it the engine number or Vin number.
Did they ever come up with a replacement that turned it into a standard clutch and flywheel on this model.

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Hi Cabby, if you go to motor factors and ask they will want the reg number
Then they will tell you what you need.
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OK thanks. But on the Euro parts website they list 3 clutches, no idea which one, having put the reg in. Cannot see the difference either.

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I suggest you buy a LUK clutch kit, they also do solid flywheel kits as well for some vehicles,

but as much as I dislike the dual mass flywheel they do make a difference to the smooth running and vibration reduction on the engine, their was talk that the solid flywheel kits caused crankshaft failure and gearbox problems, so if it was me I would bite the bullet and fit original specification LUK clutch kit with the 24 month guarantee,

Now reitired thank god , looking forward to flying when the weather is good or motorhoming when its not, just like to get away from it all now I can take it easy.
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I suggest you buy a LUK clutch kit, they also do solid flywheel kits as well for some vehicles,

but as much as I dislike the dual mass flywheel they do make a difference to the smooth running and vibration reduction on the engine, their was talk that the solid flywheel kits caused crankshaft failure and gearbox problems, so if it was me I would bite the bullet and fit original specification LUK clutch kit with the 24 month guarantee,

Having investigated this thoroughly when we had a 3 litre Fiat I think that's the right advice, Alan.
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OK thanks. But on the Euro parts website they list 3 clutches, no idea which one, having put the reg in. Cannot see the difference either.

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As far as I know, solid flywheel replacements are available for Ford Transits but not for Sevel vans cabby.

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OK thanks. But on the Euro parts website they list 3 clutches, no idea which one, having put the reg in. Cannot see the difference either.

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Usually the basic kit is just the the clutch plate and diaphragm, then the next kit up includes the centre thrust bearing with the full kit including the dual mass flywheel, if the flywheel movement is within tolerance then supposedly you could leave it, ( I wouldnt) but you would be foolish not to replace the thrust bearing/ clutch plate/ diaphragm, over a good number of years I have had customer try and cut corners and quality of parts or not replacing the complete kit even when advised of the consequences, with often the result of gearbox removal twice ,
Also the warranty on the parts are null and void if you don't fit the complete kit,
As far as the dual mass flywheel is concerned I have had them break up and destroy the bell housing and even the differential, so IMO not worth leaving it,

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Cabby, can I just ask what are your symptoms for needing a new clutch.

Is it clutch slipping in forward gears or juddering in reverse ?

I think you have received excellent advice so far but maybe you could also try contacting Nick (Eurotruck, Leicester) via the AOL forum - as you probably know, he services a fleet of Fiat's and is very knowledgeable on this marque.

I'm interested in this thread as I may be needing a new clutch in the near future on the same Fiat engine.

The Fiat reference for the 160 engine is F1CE0481D DOHC 16v Euro 4 but expect you already know this.
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Cabby, can I just ask what are your symptoms for needing a new clutch.

Is it clutch slipping in forward gears or juddering in reverse ?

I think you have received excellent advice so far but maybe you could also try contacting Nick (Eurotruck, Leicester) via the AOL forum - as you probably know, he services a fleet of Fiat's and is very knowledgeable on this marque.

I'm interested in this thread as I may be needing a new clutch in the near future on the same Fiat engine.

The Fiat reference for the 160 engine is F1CE0481D DOHC 16v Euro 4 but expect you already know this.

I think Nick at OAL (outandaboutlive) is euroserv not eurotruck.

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