Lightweight flywheel and clutch plate for Sigma engine for sale - NOW SOLD

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Lightweight flywheel and clutch plate for Sigma engine for sale - NOW SOLD

Due to an upgrade, I have a lightweight flywheel and clutch plate for a 1.6 Sigma engine available for sale.

Both are in very good condition, having had approx 4,000 miles of mostly road use over the 2 years since the car was bought new from Caterham (in 2017).

Weighing 4.48kg, the lightweight flywheel offers a 2.72kg weight saving over the standard Sigma TA flywheel and retails new for £492.96 (including VAT) on Caterham's website. It also offers faster throttle response and a more sporty feel to the engine.

Happy to sell together or separately, depending on demand.

I am based in Kingston Upon Thames (SW London). DM me if you are interested.

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What are you replacing them with ?

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I had an even lighter-weight version of both fitted as part of a repair/re-build this summer.

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Hi Charlie, Did you go to premier power? I have a 310 sigma ti-vct with the caterham lightweight flywheel already, if you have the same engine how different is it when changed? I see premier power are now marketing my engine upgrades. Cheers julian

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Hi Julian,

Yes, Stuart at Premier managed the repair of my car when I had my 'incident' at Coventry earlier this year and offered me an upgrade of the flywheel while the engine was out.

It has made a big difference in terms of throttle responsiveness and precision. Although I have yet to properly explore it on a track, there are (positive) implications in terms of cornering and the engine feels a lot more responsive and 'sporty' after the upgrade. The lighter flywheel needs a different clutch which is sharper and has a shorter travel, making ot more precise, facilitating quicker gear shifts. It also means that it's less comfortable in traffic/city driving which is a downside. I had the original clutch servo which made it very heavy, but that has been improved by fitting a smaller clutch servo (approx £80). I believe that Stuart is now using the smaller servo as standard but you may want to check with him.

Whether I'd recommend it or not depends on what you primarily want to use the car for. If you are competing or primarily using your Caterham for track days and care about performance, then yes, it's worth it. However, if your car is mainly for road use, then you may not find the changes to your liking nor the upgrade good value for money (Premier Power is all about performance after all). I'm happy I did it though, if that means anything.

Hope that's helpful. Best, Charlie

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could you add a price please for these and the rear coil overs too Wavey 

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Thanks for your advice. Cheers julian

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Hi '7 Wonders of the World': For the whole unit (flywheel, clutch plate and cover plate), I'd accept £400, or near that number.

The items are priced (new) on the Caterham website as follows: Clutch plate: £308; Clutch cover plate: £115; Lightweight flywheel: £493 and they're in very good condition.

Best, Charlie

 

 

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Hi Charlie, glad you got the car sorted by Stuart, sorry I couldn't get it on my trailer for you but good to see the upgrades working for you. Just keep it off the brick wall this time!!  Banghead 

Dave

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Hi Dave, thanks. I try not to think about it too much. My best chance or not repeating the mistake is not to go to Coventry again!

Stuart has been fantastic, although did have to ask him to stop suggesting upgrades by a certain point in the process :-)

best, Charlie