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revo and clutch?

dantheman1986 Sep 8, 2006

  1. dantheman1986

    dantheman1986 Member

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    wanting to get my car remapped with a revo map at corten millers in lincolnshire (anyone used them?) but im a bit worried about the clutch as ive heard they dont tend to lst long after a remap? car is a a3 1.8t quattro is this true about the clutch ir is it mainly on the s3's?

    my car is dbw aswell
     
  2. monkeytrousers

    monkeytrousers Member

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    It's not just the S3. Chances are you will be OK, but a significant number of people do have clutch problems after a remap. You do need to be prepared for that eventuality ...
     
  3. skanky

    skanky Member

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    the possibility of the clutch failing is one of the reasons i havent revo'd my car, yet.. :)
     
  4. MikeA3

    MikeA3 Active Member VCDS Map User

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    why not take the free 5 hour revo trial before you shell out 500 notes?
     
  5. skanky

    skanky Member

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    cant, have a NDBW car, so no trial for me :(
     
  6. dummi

    dummi smoking a6

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    likely you will be ok on the clutch NDBW is under 200bhp & tq , definently worth doing the car will perform as it should of from the factory.
     
  7. skanky

    skanky Member

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    it may still have to wait till i can jump ship to adrian flux, none too impressed about having to pay an extra 3k premium to revo it :)
     
  8. bantam1

    bantam1 Member

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    Ouch! Adrian Flux well worth investigating as they also now guarantee to beat other renewal quotes. This means that this year I actually saved money despite having a remap and a few other mods. You just need to find a good quote elsewhere (which I did via Noel Dazeley).

    On the subject of the thread I wonder if the brand of remap has an influence on the likelihood of needing a new clutch (over and above the map itself and driving style). I know Revo is reputed to be more 'aggressive' (can't comment myself) and wonder if this would increase the likelihood.
     
  9. monkeytrousers

    monkeytrousers Member

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    I think any remap and driving style are the two main factors. In my case, I considered I had a moderate driving style - never did standing starts - but the increased in-gear torque was enough to kill the clutch (it slipped in-gear, not during gear change). And for those who haven't owned the cars from new there's no way of knowing how the previous owner treated them.

    As I needed a new clutch after mine, I consider my remap cost £1400. I may not have had it done had I known beforehand.

    Wouldn't be without the remap now, mind! :)
     

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