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Clutch on the way out, what are my options of a new one?

Discussion in 'A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)' started by Tony toss, Feb 20, 2013.

  1. Tony toss

    Tony toss New Member

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    Hi,
    My clutch has just started slipping in 4th above 3k RPM so it is time to change it.
    What options have I got a replacement kit?
    Iv read that people are converting to solid mass flywheels, what is the reason for this and advantages/ disadvantages?

    Its a 1999 pre facelift 1.8t agu engine
    if anybody could suggest a kit or the parts in need and where to get them that would be awesome.
    Cheers Tony
     
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  3. joebickerton89

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    Not sure about a single mass flywheel mate but my clutch went recently and at the weekend i got a solid mass flywheel conversion kit with valeo clutch capable of handling decent power its in the car now alot of people seem to have done it without any problems this is the kit i got it comes with everything you need to just remove your old bits and fit all the new.all the best

    AUDI A3 1.8T 1996-2003 AGU, AQA, ARX, AUM NEW SOLID FLYWHEEL & VALEO CLUTCH | eBay
     
  4. Paradox1

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    you can get a g60/vr6 conversion for cheap.

    i got my flywheel for £10 and the vr6 clutch kit for 150

    the rest is labour. it feels so much better than standard clutch. do it! :D
     
  5. Prawn

    Prawn My other car is a MINI!!!!

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    get an ABF flywheel from a breakers TJ, centre bolts and pressure plate bolts for the same from audi or TPS, and an LUK VR6 clutch kit from GSF for £90.

    Should cost you well under sub £200 all in, and gives a lighter pedal feel, and a clutch capable of withstanding 300bhp / 300lbft. More than you'll ever need :)
     
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    Hi, will this be the same for a BAM engine
     
  7. Prawn

    Prawn My other car is a MINI!!!!

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    no mate, I'm afraid not.

    5 speed agu engines have an 02J box, and a 228mm clutch setup.

    6 speed BAM engines have an 02M box, and a 240mm clutch setup, and a different style of slave cylinder also. sorry!
     
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    Nice one cheers.
     
  9. S3Zek

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    Like prawn said, I payed 5 times that for the same sort of thing, there is slightly cheaper options tho if you want it to handle bigger power, (as in what I paid)
     
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  11. Gops

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    When my clutch is due, I'm going for tuffty's set up. Sach's paddle clutch, oem plate and fly (I think). Seems pretty decent!
     
  12. S3Zek

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    To be honest mate the top one could be similar to mine (other than the duel mass) and the bottom make (tecknithingey) I've never really heard good things said about them but that's just the impression I've got, mine is http://www.sachsperformance.com/Sac...rmance-Clutch-Kit-One-Mass-Flywheel::156.html
     
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    The next thing up from my kit is with the sach paddle instead of the organic (the same one that tuffet runs with a duel and standard pressure plate I think?)
     
  14. smurfworth

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    Either the first or second link. Most go for the Sachs. You don't exactly need the Kevlar
     
  15. basil brush

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    Evening :)
    rather that start a new thread , I'm bumping this one :0
    my agu's dual mass is making some nasty noises so its smf time :)
    im going to go the vr6 route but need to know what in earth a "ABF" flywheel is ?
    Also is it a golf or corrado clutch kit I need if they are different ?
    Lastly I realise I need bolts too so which ones ? Vr6 pressure and what flywheel ones ?
    Cheers baz :)
     
  16. boost-addict

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    abf is the enigne in the mk3 2.0gti, fantastic motor off topic, the car in genreal about as fast as a 1.8t!

    any way flywheel bolts and pressure plate bolts from a abf too. the bolts on the dmf are longer

    least you aug (8l) guys dont need to have the flywheel machined :( extra £80 on top!
     
  17. basil brush

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    Jolly good , thanks for the informative answer ;)
    off to eBay as we speak :)
    baz
     
  18. Dr. Hell-No

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    Basil, just wanted to make clear its the 16v fly you want, which differs from the 2.0 8v gti setup.
     
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    sorry didnt mention that, i do miss my mk3 lol, revvy little engine!
     
  20. duff duff

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    Ive also got an1994 aug ,clutch has gone, I was woundering would the fly wheel fit or would it need modifing to fit
    Cheers liam
     
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    Sorry to be blunt but reread the first post and then the posts following

    you will see the op has a 1999 preface lift agu engines a3 and as said those clutch arrangements fit with no changes to other compnents are required
     

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