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Clutch dying... What is the best make to replace it with?

Discussion in 'A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)' started by Benjiman46, Feb 13, 2012.

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    Benjiman46 R-Tech Terrorist

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    Hi everyone,

    Had my S3 just over a week now and I must admit, it's turning out to be a bit of a shed.

    So far it's had disks and pads on the front, a new outer cv joint and now the clutch and gearbox are playing up.

    I'm buying a 2nd hand gearbox and having it fully reconditioned, buying a new clutch and hydraulic release ******** then hopefully I will just be able to forget about it all.

    I'm just wondering what the best kind of clutch is that I can buy for upto £150. I'm after something good quality, but not a race or paddle clutch. Something that can handle about 260bhp without any major dramas.

    Any ideas will help.

    Cheers
    Ben
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    phone gsf
    luk clutch kit should do the job for about that price unless you need a dualmass
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    Thats German, sweedish, and french carparts
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    Nice one. How will I know if it needs the DMF by the way? Are there any tell tale signs to look for once the gearbox and clutch are off?CheersBen
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    DMF's are normally good for around 2 clutch changes as a rule but obviously this can be subjective...

    Here is a useful video for testing a DMF... I would advise getting new bolts for the flywheel and clutch cover too...
    Frequently Asked Questions | Honest John

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    my original DMF had play at 80k & was recently replaced along with the clutch. I went for LUK from eurocarparts total cost for parts was £415. I have a remap & all is good.
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