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Can the clutch handle a remap??

Discussion in 'Diesel forum' started by MikeA3, Jun 29, 2006.

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    MikeA3 Active Member VCDS Map User

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    [Jun 29, 2006]
    I'm currently looking around for another re-map on my TDI 130 (had the last one removed as i was going to sell the car but now i'm keeping it :))

    I've started to notice a few people saying that with the increase in BHP & torque (approx 60bhp increase) this can have a impact on the standard clutch.

    Does anyone have any experience of this?

    Thanks in advance

    Mike
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  3. Daz A3 TDI 130
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    Daz A3 TDI 130 Warp factor 10

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    Hi,
    im in exactly the same situation, i was looking to remap my A3, but again i heard worrying rumours about clutch problems. In all honesty it seems that its not the power increase thats the main problem, its the torque increase.
    Ive heard too many stories about people flooring it and loosing all their power beacuse their clutch is slipping!!!

    What i am planning to do and what id recommend to you is to try and go for a custom remap instead of a generic one. You may not get exactly those increase figures, but ull be damn close and safe in the knowledge that your car can handle it! :racer:
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    [Jun 30, 2006]
    Daz,

    I think your right there although I think you have to expect any kind of bhp / torque increase to shorten the life of the original clutch - if you have the tdi quattro the clutch should be able to handle a remap a little better as the clutch will have to be stronger to power all four wheels
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    Clutch is a clutch and can break anytime, dependin on power, depending on how u drive it etc.. alot of factors, but adding more power is bound to have affects not just on clutch wear, but brakes etc.. drive shafts etc.. list carrys on...I have driven a PD130 remapped to 190bhp and suffers no clutch slip ever. Regards to generic maps, they can be tweated to adjust boost etc.. but like most remaps there done progressively rather than full on boost low down the rev band. Hope that helps.
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