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New clutch - now vibration at 2500+ RPM

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My OEM clutch burnt out after 80k miles so I had it replaced with a new Sachs clutch. The service replaced the clutch and pressure plate but kept the flywheel because they said it didn't need replacing. I don't know if they machined it or not.

After picking up the car, I noticed that it virbates more than before. The vibration can be felt at idle or when moving in any gear. It doesn't matter if the clutch pedal is depressed or not. The vibration seems to come from 'the engine area' and can be felt through the acceleration pedal but mostly through the shifter. I have the OEM shifter. The vibration seems to get stronger after 2500RPM in all gears. I haven't taken it on the highway yet to see if it's worse after 5000+RPM. The car idles and runs OK aside from that. The clutch seems to grip very well and the DSC kicks in 2nd and 3rd if I floor it.

Can this cause any damage to the flywheel and clutch? Could the clutch not be balanced properly? Any ideas?
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Kmac,
The vibration in my case was not there one day before the clutch replacement and was there directly after. It could be quite a coincidence if it was the engine mounts.

DSC, afaik, kicks in when the car detects less traction. So if the clutch is good and you're putting a lot of power to the ground and you can't make them stick, DSC would let off the throttle.
 

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I had it checked out again. They didn't actually drive the car after the clutch replacement :eek:oohhh: so they didn't feel the vibration. Appartently the old clutch overheated the flywheel when it burnt out and that's what's causing it to be out of balance. New flywheel coming next week hmmm
 
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