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Discussion in 'A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)' started by S3am, Jul 8, 2014.
Just been quoted Â£850 for a new clutch. Nearly **** myself. Is that a fair price ?!
Reasonable for fully supplied and fitted, Â£750-Â£850 seems to be the range. It's not an enjoyable job.
Dealer prices? is that including a new DMF? genuine parts?
For accuracy, my comment referred to prices including the DMF and using OE parts.
Just had another quote from someone sati grey can recover the car and replace te clutch for Â£650. I asked him about the clutch and he said it was an LUK Clutch. Any reviews on them? Are they cheap and nasty or good quality clutches ?
LuK are OE suppliers... the VAG clutches are supplied by LuK... I'd ask if that includes the DMF and slave cylinder though... an LuK clutch kit from GSF or ECP can be had for less than 150 quid for reference...
DMF is the expensive item... thread above shows you can get a complete clutch kit and DMF for less than Â£380... the rest is labour which can be up to a days work... some quote 4 hrs but quattro boxes aren't the easiest to remove... you will need to factor a wheel alignment in too assuming this isn't part of the price... to do it properly you need to drop the subframe to get the box out... it almost never goes back in the same place so ask about that too
i just bought a LUK DMF and 3 piece clutch for circa Â£340, fitting it myself though
also, there s decent thread on vortex that they change a clutch on a haldex 02m gearbox car without touching the subframe - and that was on axle stands no less, i plan to try that route first but do have my own ramp. You need to remove the transfer box from the gearbox - for that you need a very long 6mm allen bit that goes through the OSF driveshaft cup.
I recently bought a LUK clutch kit and DMF from GSF to do the "tuffty" set-up with Sach paddle and cost of clutch kit and DMF was Â£600 inc VAT
Clutch kit - Â£150
DMF - Â£350
VAT :'( - Â£100
I purchased a clutch, DM flywheel, slave cylinder plus all new bolts, from parts2clear on ebay for 300 pound, don't know what type of clutch it was but it came with 30 k warranty..
Local garage installed the parts, I was charged 4 hours labour..
also so I had no issues with wheel alignment
I'm afraid this is another case of " it's not buying performance cars that's expensive , it's maintaining them" , when these were new and Â£30k car if someone told you Â£850 for clutch you would be like yeh fine , get it done. But now they are Â£3500 cars and Â£850 for a clutch people look shocked......
I would have wheel alignment done after as above.
im not happy with Â£340, id scrap the car for Â£850
still i bought mine to break it, but ill use it for a year or 2 first and see how it goes
I was considering selling it but I'll only buy another one...
got a link for that? cheers
Hex allen key bit socket ex. long 250mm 1/2"drive 6mm Endura industrial quality | eBay
long enough too I've checked already
thanks, I actually meant the thread in vortex, my bad
Good find... pretty much identical to the actual VAG tool..
Should mention if removing the transfer box its worth replacing the 3 o-ring seals too... they are around a quid each from memory...
AUDI A3/S3/SPORTBACK/QU. [A3] (EUROPE) 2001: FRONT AXLE, STEERING: 40949. TRANSMISSION SECURING PARTS; FINAL DRIVE; FOR FOUR-WHEEL DRIVE
haha no worries
VWVortex.com - Transmission Removal Clutch Replacement diy Quick Version
and yes Tuffty i planned to change them too, thanks
I bought a spare box with the broken shifter to fix up, not done this yet
when whine of gearbox > whine of 'er indoors to decorate, I shall swap the box's
haha, I'm lucky my wife never does that, no matter how much time i play with cars, just as well really my mk2 is still a bare shell
just took a quick look, I like what I see
" Remove air intake or factory air box I will not go into to much detail because if you canât remove this then you probably should not be replacing the clutch"
exactly, i liked that start too, sorts the can doers from the want to doers