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audi a3 1.8 turbo remapped now clutch slip :(

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    hi i got my audi a3 99 1.8 turbo remapped and now soon as the power comes in the clutch slips any ideas??? didnt slip 1 bit bfor i had the remappe done and does any1 no if its a 3 part clutch in these or a dual mass 4 part
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    Quite common straight after a remap... it's all that extra power your putting through it ... it's probably the origional clutch and as such i would omagine it's still a dual mass
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    do you no what clutch i have to put in and where to get it from and thanks for your reply :)
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    just i phoned a parts place up give them my reg and they give me a choice for 2 diff clutches lol
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    The clutch you need is an ABF flywheel with a VR6 clutch.
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    would it not be ok just to replace the standard clutch?
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    Standard clutch should be fine but as above a good mod is the VR6 flywheel etc
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    Doing away with the dual mass and going for a lighter single mass with a VR6 will handle a lot more power, help the engine spin up quicker and give a much nicer feel. It's cheaper than a new dual mass system too.
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    i dunno where to purchase these have you a link so i could purchase lol
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    go to VW, ask them for a flywheel from an ABF 2.0 16v mk3 golf engine, and the bolts to bolt it up. then ask them for a clutch from a AAA 2.8 VR6 mk3 golf engine.

    Hand over around £280, take bits home.

    Fit to A3, be happy forever more
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    Edited for accuracy.

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    Or buy a single mass flywheel and clutch conversion from any good car parts specialist ie. Gsf, carspares, euro parts. Was cheaper than just the clutch for the dual mass alone. No extra cost to fit and its balanced all on the flywheel, which my mechanic said he was impressed with. Good luck in whatever choice you make dude.
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    :hi:
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    cheers mate
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    Prawn My other car is a MINI!!!!

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    I'm going to be honest, I'd advise against these myself!

    The amount of PM's I get about people with these, who have problems. They seem like a good idea, but in practise, I reckon they're ****e.

    What flywheel do they use? what clutch do they use?

    It seems that they're cheap to buy, and easy to fit, but many people complain of judder, some have got them to slip as well.

    What clutch do you buy when it needs replacing? They don't seem to be using a VR6 clutch, and it's not a standard A3 clutch, so it's all a bit of a grey area I reckon.....

    Sure, it might be £100 cheaper up front here and now, but in the long run I don't reckon they're a great idea at all.

    Stick to the wonders of the VAG parts bin, and you can't go far wrong. You can get replacement parts anywhere in the world, and they're always going to be available too. If ECP / GSF don't sell many kits, they might stop making them, then you'd be buggered!
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    Wish it was that simple and cheap for the s3 :(.
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    im confused now lol so which 1 do u think i should get?
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    Yeh i agree with prawn on the fact not everone has great success, but i bought mine from carspares and havent had a problem. As for replacing clutch, i wouldnt be worried as like wev agreed there cheap and id replace the whole unit for the price. I would of thought that unless your going down the route of 240bhp+ then i think the vr6 clutch and g60 fly is abit much. But im a novice and just adding abit of my good exsperiance SO FAR lol like i said, good luck in your choice.
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    Lol why is it not the case with the s3? Is it due to the quattro system? I wonder as i want a a4 quattro next year :)
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    Didnt notice the point of them not making them anymore, and have to agree that is somthing that may occure, but hope fully if the clutch lasts 20k then its a matter for the new owner lol what is the life expectancy of one of my kits?
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    what clutch did u put in yours??
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    has any1 got a link to which clutch i should go for???
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    I'm running a Motech remap and have a G60 flywheel and VR6 clutch as this came on the car already and it handles the power really well and drives very smooth, power delivery is very smooth and constant! :)
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    If i'm not mistaken mate then yeah that seems to be the one to go for! :)
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    hope so lol sick of the slipping now :(
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    the link above is correct, assuming they're all genuine parts that's a stupidly good price!

    Definitely go for the VR6 / ABF setup though rather than a cheap alternative, it's just not worth the risk to try and save £100 in my opinion.
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    So would this setup suit a Quattro ??? i note earlier somone saying it's not as simple for the S3 but the TQS seems to be a bit of a hybrid between A3 and S3 any ideas ??? i'm coming close to 130,000 miles now on the origional clutch and although everything is standard if i decide to keep the car much longer this is going to be one of the jobs that needs doing soon
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    tired stock clutch then.. unlucky dude.

    more power more torque after remap is why its shown the clutch to be weak now.

    remember you likely have another 50-70lbft torque than before
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    The S3 has a larger clutch from the factory, and from what i can see on ETKA, the TQS uses the same 240mm clutch as the S3.
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    Hi mate i went for the carparts solid clutch conversion, the box was green and had the logo aurova on it and a sticker saying golf gttdi. Iv had no problems thus far, but id of bought that g60 fly and vr6 for that kind of money tbf. Can anyone tell me why the kit iv got would be all one peice, balanced on the flywheel?
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    Traditionally speaking before dual mass **** came along all flywheels were balanced to a matched pressure plate, the pressure plates and flywheels are made so precise now that they are pre balanced at the factory and do not need paring. I say that, everything can be improved on though, and a professionally balanced and lightened flywheel WILL be an improvement.
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    cheers for help every1 :)
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    Thanks for the info dude.
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    Welcome fella, just means you'll be able to help newbies in time to come with the knowledge you gather from being a newbie on here too :)
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