Which dmf 126 or 181

richieracket

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2012 Jetta TDI , DSG
Hi Guys, My 2012 jetta tdi dsg is going to need a DMF....it has the rattling at idle at 92k. Our friends at ID Parts call for a Luk dmf126 but after checking with LUK (due to reading about a guy that installed a 126 and had starter/flywheel issues) Luk says its a dmf181. I called ID Parts and they maintain the 126 fits and no one has complained. Luk says nope, 181. I asked IDparts if they would give luk a call and they flatly said NO.
So, my question is....anybody used the dmf126 in 2012 jetta tdi or dmf 181?? problems, issues....HELLP! lol
All input is appreciated....much thanks
Rich
 

needsmoarturbo

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utah
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2011 JSW
Can't comment on this from experience, but who are you going to buy it from?

If IDparts, I would go with what they advise. Then if it doesn't fit you can take it up with them. If you feel more comfortable believing LUK, ask them where to get the 181 from. I hate dealing with these type of inconsistencies myself, but that's what I would do if it were me. Just because you read about 1 problem doesn't mean that was more than a fluke.
 

BleachedBora

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I have access to LUK's internal database. Suffice it to say you need DMF126. I go through them by the pallet load.
Cheers!
 

IndigoBlueWagon

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I wonder what LUK used to come up with the erroneous DMF181. VIN? OE Part Number? Because either of those will get you to the DMF126. If they only used make, model, and year, they may have stumbled into a Euro application, which is where the DMF181 appears to be used.
 

richieracket

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Well, perhaps that is the explanation. I did speak with two different representatives and neither asked for the vin....just make, model , year etc.
Thank you all for your responses.....much appreciated
 

BleachedBora

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'81 DMC-12, '15 GL350 CDI 275 hp/448 tq - '81 Caddy ALH, '05 E320 CDI 250hp/450 tq
DMF181 / 4150744090 / 8483506000 = 03L105266CM
ETKA shows that as DSG flywheel for diesel vehicles with automatic start stop:
2011-2015 Touran TDI
2007-2010 SEAT Altea
2006-2010 SEAT Leon
2008-2013 Skoda Superb
2014-2015 Skoda Superb
2015 Skoda Yeti

03L105266CM Parts on Command shows as not a valid part for the US market.

Hope that clears everything up for now and the future, back to my suffice it to say DMF126 is correct for the US market. (It's also less expensive than DMF181)!

-BB
 

Jared427

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Lincoln, NE
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2013 Jetta
So I just ordered a dmf126 for my 2013 Jetta tdi. I did a tooth count and the dmf126 has 132 teeth and the one that I removed from the car has 129. Both flywheels are 11 1/4” in diameter. Will this cause problems? Also does anyone know the tooth count on the dmf181?
 
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