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Clutch issues

PaulJC84 Mar 27, 2020

  1. PaulJC84

    PaulJC84 Owner

    Hello, changing gear was getting stiff over the weekend. I suspected the linkage but while moving the car at home the clutch pedal stuck to the floor.

    Fluid was then leaking out the passenger side of the gearbox. Hoped it would be just the cylinder but that has been replaced as the clutch still is not working.

    So while the gearbox is out of the car I will get a new clutch and flywheel. Thinking of the TTV 240mm flywheel conversion but wanted to check parts.

    TTV RS4 flywheel - B5 but is the B7 also


    RS4 LUK clutch kit – 641442220 - https://www.eurocarparts.com/p/luk-clutch-kit-641442220

    S3 8L flywheel bolts x6 – 640440500 - https://www.eurocarparts.com/p/luk-flywheel-bolt-640440500

    Any help would be appreciated.
    Last edited: Mar 27, 2020
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  3. PaulJC84

    PaulJC84 Owner

  4. S4 Muzza

    S4 Muzza oww! my giant blue head!

    Just a heads up if you end up going that way, the B5 RS4 LUK clutch available from ECP is not OEM quality. Although the genuine B5 RS clutch is also made by LUK, they are not the same. The genuine item is now NLA unfortunately which is a shame as it was a very reasonably priced option (sub £400). I know few people who've gone through the aftermarket LUK clutch in a matter of months, however I would add they’ve been launching and flat shifting. I’m sure it would be more than up to the task if you’re not planning on driving like a lunatic, just something to keep in mind.

    I hear the Sachs Performance +15% clutch kit is a popular option these days, but have no experience myself. It’ll set you back around £600 though

  5. PaulJC84

    PaulJC84 Owner

    Thanks for the info. TTV ended up not having the RS4 B5 one in stock so ended up with the B7 kit. An LUK RS4 B7 clutch kit.

    TTV posted the flywheel on Friday afternoon and was at the garage on Monday morning which was nice in the current environment.

    My issue was the slave cylinder and the clutch fork had snapped.
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  6. Bbflex

    Bbflex Registered User

    The B7 RS4 clutch is a stronger unit anyway, and you could use an aftermarket LUK clutch and it’ll be stronger than the b5 option.

    I’ll be fitting a b7 clutch in my S4 next I reckon as it’s a good strong OEM unit.

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