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Discussion in 'A4/S4 forum(B5 Chassis)' started by phoenixv6quattro, Apr 15, 2010.

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    [Apr 15, 2010]
    Hello Fellas, Really quick one, how much do you reckon I should be paying for a new clutch,dmf and obviously the labour? Mine is winding me up (always has done) because the bite point is so high(I know its normalish on 100k + b5's, but I have NEVER got used to it!)....Was thinking about taking it to mr clutch, but need to get a rough idea of prices first.......Its a 2.8 V6 30V Q.
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    [Apr 15, 2010]
    $$$

    HTH
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    [Apr 15, 2010]
    Thats really helpfull, thankyou for being so specific......: - (
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    [Apr 15, 2010]
    I was told by Until 20 to change my S4 clutch would cost me £600 incl the clutch and Lab was £400 :(
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    Yeah thats pretty steep! So all in about a grand then?!! Surely not!.....:- (((((((
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    [Apr 16, 2010]
    What year is your 2.8q? When I had mine done I bought a single mass flywheel and clutch from someone who use to be a member on here but upset a few peeps.....
    The pricing was as followed:

    [FONT=&quot]OEM clutch pressure plate - £91.54[/FONT]
    [FONT=&quot]OEM clutch friction disc - £92.31[/FONT]
    [FONT=&quot]OEM clutch release bearing - £28.75[/FONT]
    and the single mass flywheel was £257
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    I also have a valeo clutch that wouldn't fit mine for some reason, I believe it's for a 97 and they made some changes then hence it wouldn't fit mine apparently.
    your more than welcome to have it for postage and see if it will fit if it will save you some money. I can find the part number for it if you want to check, but it won't be till next week as I am out of the country at the moment.
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    Hello mate yeah a part number would be ace! However mine is a 1998 (late 98 but still pre-facelift), so it's unlikely it would fit bearing in mind the changes you stated......I was actually thinking about a SMF for mine. I have located the company where he(the unliked member-Sienna) got his from, and I'm assume its the same company that supplied him with his SMF'S. What are the advantages of a SMF over a DMF?

    Cheers.
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    [Apr 16, 2010]
    The DMF is there to reduce the cars NVH values.

    In older cars the flywheel was solid and the clutch itself had springs in it, these helped damp vibration and noise between the engine and transmission. Some twonk decided that if they turned the entire flywheel into a spring mounted plate, then they could reduce that further. Most cars with DMF's subsequently have a solid clutch disk, and the DMF does the damping. Some models however, Like the S4, have both a DMF and a sprung hub clutch, presumably to smooth things out further.

    If you convert to SMF, you need to fit a sprung hub disk if your car doesnt already have one, and i suspect this is the issue dmsclark mentions. The 30v 2.8 has a solid clutch, so it couldnt be used with a Single mass flywheel. You'd need to buy an S4 clutch instead (which is lucky, because no such easy option exists for 1.8T owners).

    The main reason for conversion is that the DMF's have a tendancy to fail. Instead of it just being a lump of metal on the end of the crank, its now a moving part with springs and gears etc. Seen as you've ripped the whole car apart to get at the clutch, it seems a bit silly to leave the flywheel in there, as even if its fine now, it could easily fail before the new clutch does costing another wodge.

    FWIW, the flywheel on our 1.8T finally started showing signs of failure at 190k. It jammed one morning, which made pulling away a horrible juddery affair (no springs in the clutch and no springyness in the flywheel) and stayed like that for a few weeks before unjamming itself. The clutch was original (had nice audi logos all over it) and when i pulled the engine at 193k it was almost down to the rivets.

    I replaced it with a TDi flywheel from and Audi 80 and a clutch from an early A4 Tdi so i had the sprung hub, but that doesnt really apply to the V6.

    I have to wonder if its a wise decision to spend nearly a grand, fixing something that isnt actaully broken, to cure a problem that you might not even cure. The bite on ours was very high, and did move down with the new clutch, but once the clutch bedded in the pedal has raised up a again. Its not quite as high as it was, and its much more progressive than before, but its still high.
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    [Apr 17, 2010]
    I got my 2,8 V6 quattro clutch changed by Audi dealer it cost 620 quid all in.
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    [Apr 17, 2010]
    Not 1000 all together 600 :)
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