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Old 13-11-13, 04:59 PM   #1
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I have the kit sitting here ready to go, i am planning to change it on Saturday, has anyone got any first hand experience on these conversions, i did read somewhere else but cant find it now that i will have to order and change the clutch fork is this true and if so what Peugeot model clutch fork do i need, i don't want to strip it all down only to have to wait for parts.
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I'm only going on what I have been told about smf kits. They can wreck stuff. Damage sensors/make them throw errors, with extra vibration. And my mechanic told me of a Mondeo taxi that he saw. It had a fractured crank. The only thing he could put it down to was the smf kit fitted to it.
Lots may be fine, but I'm not entirely concinced on them myself. The odd sensor packing up is not the end of the world, but if they can cause catastrophic engine damage after time, I'll steer clear.
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Hi
Thanks for the reply, yeh i have heard those stories too of the forums..
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In my opinion - I'd not do it. If Peugeot could have got away with fitting one when your car rolled out of the factory then they would have done.

In an attempt to be semi-helpful - the 1.6 HDi 90 (fitted to some 307s) has an SMF so if you need to swap any parts then that seems a sensible place to look. That's an educated guess though.
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Solid flywheels are fine for lower powered engines but engines with high torque outputs need the damping to absorb the initial take up we have had to change a few flywheels on our newer taxis Peugeot say NO conversion is available for the RHR RHK engines.

We converted all our older RHW engines to solid with no real issues but we found clutches needed changed more often as they took the brunt
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If the main benefit to swapping DMF for SMF is to save money, surely that doesn't exactly work out in the long run if you're replacing the clutch more often?
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Exactly


taxis do get driven hard though so for a normal driver the clutch wear might not be a concern they still lasted 50k miles but that meant 2 clutches a year instead of 1 for us
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Change your drivers lol


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Was it only the diesels that were manufactured with DMFs? Or would the larger petrols have them as well?
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Was it only the diesels that were manufactured with DMFs? Or would the larger petrols have them as well?
I believe the 3.0 V6 has a DMF, I've heard of other V6 petrol engined cars with DMF's as well
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