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Replacement clutch - should I upgrade and remap at the same time?

Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by Merx, Feb 1, 2013.

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    Hi all,

    Great forum! First time poster and I did check the other posts on clutches and flywheels but I didn't really get a clear picture, so here goes.

    I've got a 2005 A3 2.0 TDI 138BHP (8P1) which is needing a new clutch at 92,000 miles. As I gather you're supposed to change the DMF at the same time my local garage has quoted £1050 for replacing the clutch and DMF with straight replacements. My question is: as I'm getting it replaced anyway and was considering a remap up to 170-180BHP, would it be in my interest to go with a upgraded clutch? I presume that as it's a diesel I wouldn't want to change to a single mass flywheel?

    Lastly, I live near Bath. Where would you guys recommend I get the work done? I don't mind travelling a *little*.

    Many thanks!
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    If you get it done now you wont have to pay labour twice if you were to get an uprated on fitted later down the line!
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    I'll get it done if I was u.
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    Thanks, from reading online it seems that just a Sachs replacement would be better?

    Has anyone used Angel Tuning for their remap? I was thinking either them or just using a bluefin.
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    YES i have sachs dmf with a helix clutch to match .
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    Also remember the turbos on these are **** (technical term) so a remap may finish the turbo off,
    Remap on this car makes a really good difference just bare the turbo in mind
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