Oh what a bloody dilemma.
I've been getting some slight vibration / judder through the clutch pedal for quite a few weeks now. When I release the clutch when pulling away or changing gear you can feel it on your foot "tapping" at the pedal. You cant feel it through the car, only the pedal. Its one of those things that really start to get on your nerves after a couple of minutes driving through traffic, changing gear all of the time.
Anyway the dilemma.
I was thinking about getting QST to put in an MTM clutch, cheaper than the AUdi one and uprated. Then I got to thinking. Why do I want an uprated clutch? Its not as though I'm going to be doing loads of standing starts etc
Also these clutches tend to be quite aggressive. Plus I'd rather have the clutch fail as the weakest link rather than have the box go pop.
So I've ruled the MTM clutch out.
So I'm left with the standard Audi route.
I can get the clutch from Audi at trade prices (about £230+vat IIRC).
As I have said on here before, I have a friend who's a Master tech for VW. He said he will fit the clutch for me no problem.
Great I thought. Straight forward get him to fit the standard clutch.
Well thats what I thought until he threw a spanner in the works.
He test drove my car and said that it may not only be the clutch and he'd changed the flywheel a few times on VW's 4 motion system. He'd also heard of Audi having to do the same. These flywheels arn't cheap, but are covered under warrenty. Thank fook I extended it.
So I think I'm left with the only solution to book it in to the dealer. If it needs a new clutch then that'll be about £950 and at least if it needs a new flywheel then its covered under warrenty.