It's my turn to join the club. The very definition of sod's law....spent 4 days with the car off the road to do timing and aux belts with tensioners, water pump, all fluids and filters replaced, rear shocks replaced with the addition of a RS4 ARB and a waxoyl and respray of both front wings. Take it for a test drive after checking everything in VCDS and, slip, there it goes . Car is still drivable but no booting it. (Don't think it helped it me trying to reverse up my ramps with bricks still under the front wheels!)
Now I know it's advisable to do both the clutch and the DMF at the same time but I have no vibration as such, barring a small judder at idle that almost disappears completely when I dip the clutch. I put the remaining wobble down to a leaky engine mount. So do I go for a standard OEM clutch, approx £200, a black diamond organic, approx £280 or go the whole hog and go for the complete kit from darkside Sachs SRE & Luk DMF at £675???
Unfortunately, my limited resources mean that I can't be dropping the gearbox, etc and will have to bite the bullet and pay someone to do the work (the thought pains me!) so labour costs are a factor, too.
I did upload a blacksmoke 162bhp remap 6 weeks ago so it's no big surprise it's let go with 147k on it but I do intend on keeping the car for the long term so I'm leaning towards clutch AND dmf for peace of mind long term.
Any thoughts will be greatly appreciated!
AVF 1.9 Tdi 6 speed 2wd