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nova_ss672001
02-27-2009, 08:51 PM
So i recently decided to get it resurfaced and i did by a recommended machine shop...i took it in and it looked like the guy just fuked it up, so i took it to Rusnak and a guy i know there, one of the techs, and said it was fine just to get the edge completely flat cuz he had left a small lip there, soo i took it back and told em to redo it and he did and this is what it looks like now....:
http://www.audiforums.com/forum/picture.php?albumid=326&pictureid=3893

http://www.audiforums.com/forum/picture.php?albumid=326&pictureid=3892

http://www.audiforums.com/forum/picture.php?albumid=326&pictureid=3891

http://www.audiforums.com/forum/picture.php?albumid=326&pictureid=3894

http://www.audiforums.com/forum/picture.php?albumid=326&pictureid=3895

Also as you can tell in one the the pics the center white dust collector thing got a bit chewed up...you guys think that can be a problem there? thanx for your time i will appreciate and comments, concerns, questions? [:)]

pac1085
02-27-2009, 08:56 PM
i wouldn't use it. they didn't turn down the outer lip as well, so when you put the pressure plate on it might not be low enough now that there's less material on the surface. they probably didn't use a machine made for dual mass flywheels either.

get a new one

somebody5788
02-27-2009, 09:17 PM
Sorry to say but that's just a big ass paper wait now. the part where the pressure plate mounts to the fw should be level w/ the gripping surface. there should not be a lip what so ever. I'd try to make them pay for a replacement.

nova_ss672001
02-28-2009, 01:01 PM
soo i should take it back to the guy and just say you fucked up my flywheel and to get me a new one?

b.massad
02-28-2009, 01:40 PM
Yeah that's what I would do. If they don't want to buy you a new one then they won't have any of your or your friends biz. I have had things like that happen to me before and when they don't do what I want I never see them again and I make sure to tell everyone not to go to them.

pac1085
02-28-2009, 01:54 PM
These flywheels aren't supposed to be resurfaced in the first place, so I highly doubt you'll get them to buy you a new one.

mike-2ptzero
02-28-2009, 03:27 PM
These flywheels aren't supposed to be resurfaced in the first place, so I highly doubt you'll get them to buy you a new one.

LOL, sure they are. Its not like there is anything really all that special about the top surface area of the dbw dual mass flywheel.

Only people that say that it shouldn't be resurfaced is the dealer and thats because they would rather you pay them $700+ on a new one then $100 to have your old one resurfaced. Let me see, $700 for a new flywheel or resurface for $100 + $600 for food, car payment and gas. [confused]

bassed
02-28-2009, 06:10 PM
soo i should take it back to the guy and just say you fucked up my flywheel and to get me a new one?

No it's your fault nobody I know of would resurface a dual mass flywheel, you should have just bought a new one.


Mike the odds of finding a shop capable of doing it right local to 99% of the population is nill. If you know of someone who can strike up a deal and offer it as a service, since this kid had what typicaly happens occur.

mike-2ptzero
02-28-2009, 06:26 PM
No it's your fault nobody I know of would resurface a dual mass flywheel, you should have just bought a new one.


Mike the odds of finding a shop capable of doing it right local to 99% of the population is nill. If you know of someone who can strike up a deal and offer it as a service, since this kid had what typicaly happens occur.

I had mine done by a local shop here in socal way back in 2001 when I was the first DBW 1.8t to need a clutch. That same place did it 2 more times before my flywheel was so bad that it couldn't be used.


Why does anyone need a place local when South Bend does it for free when buying one of their clutch kits or for a price without a clutch?

bassed
02-28-2009, 06:33 PM
I had mine done by a local shop here in socal way back in 2001 when I was the first DBW 1.8t to need a clutch. That same place did it 2 more times before my flywheel was so bad that it couldn't be used.


Why does anyone need a place local when South Bend does it for free when buying one of their clutch kits or for a price without a clutch?

Didn't know they offered that. Problem solved.

nova_ss672001
03-01-2009, 12:30 AM
No it's your fault nobody I know of would resurface a dual mass flywheel, you should have just bought a new one.


Mike the odds of finding a shop capable of doing it right local to 99% of the population is nill. If you know of someone who can strike up a deal and offer it as a service, since this kid had what typicaly happens occur.

well i do kmow a few people that got their dmfw resurfaced and worked out fine, that is why i did it...i did some research before i went into this, but like Mike said i shoulda probably sent it to Southbend....and i know theres a way to measure to see if they took too much out? anyone know how to and any special tools i might need?

mike-2ptzero
03-01-2009, 07:49 AM
well i do kmow a few people that got their dmfw resurfaced and worked out fine, that is why i did it...i did some research before i went into this, but like Mike said i shoulda probably sent it to Southbend....and i know theres a way to measure to see if they took too much out? anyone know how to and any special tools i might need?

You could always call and ask Andy at SB.

somebody5788
03-01-2009, 10:15 AM
Why does anyone need a place local when South Bend does it for free when buying one of their clutch kits or for a price without a clutch?

Thats what I wanna know! They even installed the new pilot bearing for me! I think they quoted us 75 bux to resurface one on a BMW that a guy is having our shop put a new clutch in.

fred2ka4
03-01-2009, 12:04 PM
No it's your fault nobody I know of would resurface a dual mass flywheel, you should have just bought a new one.


Mike the odds of finding a shop capable of doing it right local to 99% of the population is nill. If you know of someone who can strike up a deal and offer it as a service, since this kid had what typicaly happens occur.

I had mine done by a machine shop in northern California that actually did a lot of this kind of work for Audi and they had all the specs, as far as the tolerances on machining both surfaces. It came out great and I have not had a single problem with it as I have been driving on it for over 2 years.

Here are some pictures of how it came out. Cost ............... $100

http://i78.photobucket.com/albums/j91/fred2ka4/Audiflywheel1.jpg

http://i78.photobucket.com/albums/j91/fred2ka4/Audiflywheel2.jpg

If a shop is not capable of doing this kind of work then they should say that they can't and pass on the job or refer you to someone who can. If they take the job thinking that it is like any other fly wheel resurfacing job without having done it before or the proper research then they should be responsible for the replacement fly wheel.

You should not go in there expecting a new fly wheel since yours was not new but they should refund you your money and find or pay for a suitable replacement.

nova_ss672001
03-01-2009, 10:12 PM
I had mine done by a machine shop in northern California that actually did a lot of this kind of work for Audi and they had all the specs, as far as the tolerances on machining both surfaces. It came out great and I have not had a single problem with it as I have been driving on it for over 2 years.

Here are some pictures of how it came out. Cost ............... $100

http://i78.photobucket.com/albums/j91/fred2ka4/Audiflywheel1.jpg

http://i78.photobucket.com/albums/j91/fred2ka4/Audiflywheel2.jpg

If a shop is not capable of doing this kind of work then they should say that they can't and pass on the job or refer you to someone who can. If they take the job thinking that it is like any other fly wheel resurfacing job without having done it before or the proper research then they should be responsible for the replacement fly wheel.

You should not go in there expecting a new fly wheel since yours was not new but they should refund you your money and find or pay for a suitable replacement.

thats how i expected mine to look like...