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Clutch Life

Buck Oct 5, 2009

  1. Buck

    Buck Active Member Team Daytona quattro Audi A5 S-line owners group s tronic

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    My car (A4 1.9TDi Quattro) is coming up to 90,000 miles on the original clutch

    I know it depends on driving style but wondered what sort of life I should expect to still get from the clutch? The engaging of the clutch seems a little higher on the clutch pedal than it used to but is there anyway of correctly gauging the wear on this?

    Finally, what'd be a ball park £££ figure on getting it replaced? Any other work that needs doing at the same time?

    Cheers!

    CM
     
    Last edited: Oct 5, 2009
  2. Nutkin

    Nutkin Member

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    put it in 6th at 40mph and foot to the floor on the squirt pedal.

    any slipping and your gonna have a bad time.

    When my tdi went this went from minor slipping to completely shagged in about a week. Left me up M40 creek without a Clutch so to speak.

    Beware dual mass flywheel goes too and it is a (($*@)*(&$*@& to change price wise.

    I swapped out for a single mass and a stage 2 clutch. I had 210bhp from a 110 tdi so no suprises the clutch went at 60k.

    I recommend single mass fly, the chatter is tollerable but the off line acceleration is soooo much more. Plus the stage 2 clutch and single mass fly was less than seat wanted for a Dual Mass. fitting was about 200-250
     
  3. BILKO1

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    Any links to the Clutch and flywheel Nutkin? I've just had my 1.9 tdi q remapped so the clutch will need changing soon:)
     
  4. Buck

    Buck Active Member Team Daytona quattro Audi A5 S-line owners group s tronic

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    Thanks Nutkn

    What sort of price did you pay fr the whole lot - labour/fitting included?

    CM
     
  5. BahnStormer77

    BahnStormer77 BahnStormer

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    Nutkin - don't tease us with stuff like that and then no links ;)

    Where did you get the clutch and flywheel done? What is teh spec on a "stage 2 clutch"? which manufacturer?
     
  6. Nutkin

    Nutkin Member

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    it was stage 1 from awesome gti. they dont have anything for the a4 but it was a vr6 fly on a g60 stage 2 race clutch so i got lightened flywheel but swapped the cluth for a sachs one :). I dunno what people do for the pd lumps but i assume you must be able to single mass it some how just find one the same size. Im sure a chat with someone at awesome would help. i know theres a few options for the 1.8t
     
  7. Nutkin

    Nutkin Member

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    315 for the clutch kit, sold the g60 clutch to a mate for 80, the stage 2 clutch was 120 + 30 for ultra fast overseas delivery from usa, i just found the stats and it was good for 380lb/ft and 342bhp.

    i then payed my local vag specialist 230 (200+vat)to fit :)

    For the Audi i think youd be look at a helix setup for stage two at 845+vat this is based on the mk4 golf price i found.
     
  8. BahnStormer77

    BahnStormer77 BahnStormer

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    what's the helix good for (torque-wise)... a 2.5TDI with some minor tweaks and remap is up to about 350lb/ft pretty quickly...
     
  9. adamss24

    adamss24 Well-Known Member

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    Sachs do a pretty strong one for the V6 tdi engine wich is rated at over 500Nm and able to take a lot of horsepower... Failing that they do a paddle one as well but its a biatch to drive in traffic and shudders like hell. Check their website. I had the stronger standard and the paddle ones as well so i tried them both on me old a4 v6 tdi...You will also need the uprated pressure plate as well and a new release bearing. If you still want heavy duty clutches, i suggest you check Dahlback Racing clutches as well. They are pricey but if they good enough for RS2 with up to 1200 Bhp i think they can sort you out with a clutch that could take a few Nm !
     

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