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clutch what type
Posted: Thu Dec 07, 2017 11:04 pm
hello, I have had my 406 v6 24 valve some time now and the water pump has just gone. it has a recon engine in so I have taken it out and after checking the clutch that's gone, so a few questions if I can, What is a D8 and a D9 engine. were can I find the engine number on the engine and who can tell me the best place to get a full clutch kit from, pressure plate, thrust bearing and clutch plate to make sure what type I get and the right one any advice would be great. thanks people
Re: clutch what type
Posted: Thu Dec 07, 2017 11:26 pm
Hi, I'm sorry I can't help you find your engine number but the D8 (early 406) engine is the older 194bhp engine in cars up to about 2000, and a D9 (later facelift 406) is a 210bhp unit with VVT.
I believe the blocks are the same, the head and emission control are the main differences as far as I know. There is no definite date where the engines change, some facelift cars have the older engine - affectionately called a D8.5 by the owners
Gates are the recommended water pump and belt kit.
LUK or Valeo are the clutch of choice.
If you get yourself a Service Box account, you can enter your vin number there (only the last 8 digits required) and check the part numbers for your engine, much more accurate then motor factors.