I decided to buy the adapter kit from the german company DS-tuning. I phoned DS-tuning and they told met they needed the flywheel of the engine, because they have to machine it. This is because it’s a wasted spark system with a sensor which senses the flywheel. After machining I have to use the beetle clutch. This is something I am not entirely happy with, because with the Alfa clutch I am absolutely sure that the clutch can handle the power of the engine. But now I am happy I choosed the 1.4 engine which only has 90 pk, I think the beetle clutch should be able to handle this.
Luckily DS-tuning is only 80 km’s from my hometown, so I will bring it myself.
The flywheel wasn’t difficult to remove, you only have to remove the pressure plate and clutch and then 6 bolts. Here it is:
And this how the engine looks like without flywheel:
It isn’t showed in the pictures, but I had to attach a strip of metal to an engine bolt and a small pin that sticking out of the flywheel to keep it from moving. Otherwise I couldn’t get the bolts undone.
See the next page.
Hello gerrelt, do you know if D S tuning still sell the adapter? I also have an Alfa engine but I can’t get through to DS. Any help would be much appreciated, great website by the way!
Have you tried e-mailing them on firstname.lastname@example.org ?
This address is a bit hidden on their site:
Hi Gerrelt, your site was a big help to me, i just (almost)finished my Alfa Sprint 1.5 Veloce Kever project , it runs and sounds like a v8. There is one major issue, the clutch doesn’t work..i bought the adapter from DS-tuning, and i can’t imagine that the clutch plate is the wrong way around because that wouldn’t fit. Did you have any problems with your clutch?
I did not have any problems with my clutch.
What kind of gearbox are you using? I know the older clutch setups need an extra ring on the pressure plate.
Maybe you are using the older model gearbox, which requires the ring?
On this webshop, you can see the difference:
The pressure plate with the ring is called “met tafel”.
I fixed it and the VW runs like a champ!
Just swapped the clutch plate. It runs really good (and loud)
Thanks for all the effort on your website!