HI, I've had troubles developing recently starting out in 1st, + 2nd gear. There has been some vibration/shaking but 3,4,5 gears are fine. I took it to the dealer to see if the clutch was going and they said the clutch is fine, but the dual mass flywheel is shot. I was told the purpose of the dual mass is to absorb the hi torque from the tdi so the tranny does not. They did recommend if I get the work done there to change the clutch as well while they are in there. Which I thought made sense just as I changed the water pump when I had the timing belt changed. My question is this: IS there anyway I can confirm this flywheel is shot or what I am experiencing IS the way to tell me. Thanks! $2200 12mos/12k mile warranty. 1-1.5 days they'd need it. 95k miles on it. I'm guessing it is original, but I am not the 1st owner of this 2002 golf tdi. I changed the belt at 80k which was the mileage when I bought the car.