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PostPosted: Thu Sep 20, 2012 11:25 pm 
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jony over on ft.com suggested i need my flywheel skimming due to the heat spots... is this the case?

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why is it necessary? if so, how much am i looking at?

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 Post subject: Re: flywheel
PostPosted: Thu Sep 20, 2012 11:50 pm 
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Can we make a subforum in the tech section, "Help the Scouse" ?

Get it lightened while your there for epic drivingness. Lightened and skimmed is like £80? Maybe, probably not, just a guess.

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 Post subject: Re: flywheel
PostPosted: Fri Sep 21, 2012 1:18 am 
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Does the flywheel feel rough or dimpled? No didnt think so. Get some sand paper on there, rough it up a bit and it will be fine :)

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 21, 2012 7:45 am 
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I would do it as a matter of course if you've got it accessible like that! There are a few heat spots on there, and no doubt you will be ragging the shit out of it when you get it in. Are you putting a new clutch in too? Just whip that flywheel off and get it skimmed! It's not worth NOT doing in my eyes.

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 21, 2012 9:09 am 
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lol so many decisions! if theres a place nearby and its not expensive, ill do it.. fucking doing my tits in having things set me back :( then again im waiting for other shit so suppose i could! ill have a gander later as to where they do it!

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what does a lightened flywheel do btw?

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 21, 2012 9:39 am 
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improves throttle response - engine revs quicker - if you touch the throttle on a fiesta st (lightened flywheel) it revs up faster - but it does make the engine work harder at higher revs

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 21, 2012 9:43 am 
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hmm right ok. well ill see how it goes later on finding somewhere :)

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it's a good thing all in all :lol:

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 Post subject: Re: flywheel
PostPosted: Fri Sep 21, 2012 9:47 am 
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true that :) but want this engine to last lol!

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Yeah, definitely a good thing, faster to rev up, faster to rev down, less mass to move. But you only need a skimming so don't go thinking you need it lightened and balanced. If you can't afford to then there's no need.

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ok Des, yeah i think ill just get it skimmed. will i not need it balancing as well?

how much would a general skim cost? my local garage are dropping it off at a place for me as nowhere local do it!

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