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Originally Posted by Pat.w View Post
Modern cars don***8217;t have the noise and vibration levels of the cars we had 20 years ago and the customers demand more and more levels of refinement and comfort. Unfortunately the customers don***8217;t want to pick up the tab for it, and the manufacturers want to make a profit.

The dual mass flywheel is a great idea poorly executed IMO.
I suspect that the bean counters became involved and screwed up the engineer***8217;s original concept
Pat.w, with sincere respect I cannot agree with you about Dual Mass Flywheels being a great idea.

The bean counters may well have had their way but that does not help the end user having to pay around 400 for a DMF.

It is a major component and should have a service life far in excess of what we are experiencing.

NVH is not such an over-riding issue in the market segment I was alluding to in my original post.

Yes cars are more refined than 20 years ago but along with that is a significant increase in construction weight and sound deadening materials.

Advanced Engine mounts cure a lot of NVH too.

What I am trying to say is that we are talking about Family cars, not high end Luxury brands like Merc, Lexus et al where NVH is a primary concern.

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