My Mondeo diesel has reached 200,000 miles - should I change the DMF and clutch?

I own a 2006 Mondeo 2.0 diesel estate, and so far am very pleased with its performance. I have done in excess of 200,000 miles with a lot of motorway usage and have, so far, only replaced the water pump, both thermostats and one rear wheel bearing. Given the adverse publicity given concerning the Dual Mass Flywheel and clutches I have a question about these units. Do they have a finite life, ie. should they be replaced after a set mileage (like timing belts) or does their life more depend upon the driving style etc of the owner?
Many thanks. That's the third email in about 10 days from people getting 180,000, 200,000 and your own 200,000 from the dual mass flywheels in Mondeo III 2.0TDCIs. But before this threesome I'd been getting reports of failures in as little as 40,000 miles. In answer to your question, you only replace them when they fail.
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