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A3 Quattro CAI install pictures but dreaded snapped clutch 2night :(

Discussion in 'A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)' started by a3 quattr0, Mar 7, 2011.

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    [Mar 7, 2011]
    Hi all,

    Here is a pic of my cold air intake fitted
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    But 2nyt i shifted into 2nd and the clutch pedal slammed to the floor.

    Iv read up about this common fault. Just wondering on prices of the clutch pedal unit and if i should buy a new unit or a used unit.

    Is it worth buying a new master clutch cylinder as i heard this can be the reason the clip snaps as its giving too much resistance.

    Any advice greatly apreciated and enjoy the pic.
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    [Mar 7, 2011]
    Same happened to mine about a year ago now. The first garage I went to tried to sting me for the works like master cylinder amongst other things with it costing a total of £500 :sadlike:

    So I went to another garage who simply fitted me the new pedal which ended up costing me £75 fitted :eyebrows:

    Hasn't snapped since, despite the first garage saying it would.
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    I welded mine back together and strengthened it at the same time....... is that CAI Filter not gonna get all wet and full of crud way down there ???
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    Also does the battery still fit ???
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    I got a new one, it only cost £25.
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    The cai shouldn't get2dirty but ill keep a close eye on it and the sound it makes is immense.

    Now the clutch pedal....I called my friends parents garage and told them I need a new clutch pedal unit. They said that I need to buy a bracket (£8) a new pedal (£21) and the clips (£4). Are these the parts I need. also any advice on how I would know the pedal weilds snappd like where should I look on the pedal as I couldn't find anything that fell of in my footwell.

    Any advice greatly apreciated
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