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Gearbox/clutch advice please......

Discussion in 'A4/S4 forum(B5 Chassis)' started by Nessy, Oct 23, 2010.

  1. Nessy
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    Nessy VW + Audi mad

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    The gearbox in my A4 has become noisy and has been leaking oil (the 2 are linked I think! :-( ) so I have acquired a low-mileage gearbox that the local garage (VW/Audi/Merc/BMW specialists) that I use will fit for me in a few weeks time....
    Now, as my car has covered 193K on the original clutch it seemed to make sense to fit a new clutch whilst they were swapping boxes over....
    The garage want to fit a new dual-mass flywheel at the same time as a matter of course, something which I'm reluctant to do if it doesn't really need doing, hence this post?
    The clutch has always been a bit juddery on my car at low speeds, reversing etc, but hasn't got any worse really in the 5 years and 80k miles that I've had it.
    I intend to keep the car for another few years as I love it so much , so what do you guys reckon, replace the whole lot or wait and see what they discover when the old clutch is removed?
    Would be grateful for any advice, thanks!
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    Its wise to replace clutch and flywheel at the same time...
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  3. BASS 666
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    BASS 666 BMW aye right dead on..

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    tell them you want to see the flywheel to see if its loose. i can tell you now it will be. when my clutch goes im going to get a solid flywheel kit they are a far better job. its beyond me why they started making those stupid flywheels anyway. but then again its another part that can wear out so more money for them..
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    Thanks, looks like its going to be the whole lot to be replaced then.......
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