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RTS clutch

Leevr Jul 26, 2019

  1. Leevr

    Leevr Well-Known Member Audi S3 Porsche Viper Green

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    Anyone had any dealings with this make of clutch. Looking to swap out my Sachs as it's not doing well in my car.
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  3. Scotty75

    Scotty75 Well-Known Member Sportback Team Brilliant Black Silver Supporter Audi A3 S-line owners group Manual

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    Thought the Sachs clutches were supposed to be the nuts mate . Your S3 chewed it up already ?
     
  4. Leevr

    Leevr Well-Known Member Audi S3 Porsche Viper Green

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    Got juddering issues in first on take up with juddering 4th to 3rd, 3rd to 2nd. Stinks everytime you use reverse or push it hard and being organic it REALLY smells. New clutch with downpipe and sports cat and stage 2 is my option.
     
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    Scotty75 Well-Known Member Sportback Team Brilliant Black Silver Supporter Audi A3 S-line owners group Manual

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    Fair play mate that doesn't sound good
     
  6. FussyPartss

    FussyPartss New Member

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    Hi Mate- I have 8p s3

    Just bought this clutch myself, Replaced my dual mass flywheel aswell with the single and slave done at awesome
    I am currently in the process of bedding it in, There is juddering setting off and reversing the guys at awesome told me to bed it in it should go away.

    Have to rev the car to approx 1.5k setting off and it doesnt judder.. Not had juddering downshifting or going through gears though.

    Done approx 100 miles - 200 miles so far, Going to test it some tomorrow see how bad the juddering actually is with setting off as some people say it shouldnt happen at all with a new flywheel.. Not sure where i stand on this to be honest.
     
  7. MikeParkin

    MikeParkin Well-Known Member Team Ibis Audi S3 Manual

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    Did you get the Sachs Sinted clutch @Leevr
     
  8. Leevr

    Leevr Well-Known Member Audi S3 Porsche Viper Green

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    I'm not entirely sure what clutch version it was. It was fitted by Dan and Jamie at TRD. Sachs organic is all I know. Just done 2 420 miles trips and when it's hot its really bad. Massive vibrations. Cant wait to get shot of it. Just hope it's not my dual mass that shot. Was perfect before the new clutch.
     
  9. MikeParkin

    MikeParkin Well-Known Member Team Ibis Audi S3 Manual

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    If it’s organic then it can’t take the torque mate. I can certainly say if you had the 4 paddle sinted clutch it would be fine. Mine hasn’t missed a beat.
     
  10. Damo S

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    I've got the Sachs organic (original DMF) and it seems to handle the extra torque OK (391lbs foot). I haven't done any launches (and never will) but absolutely no slippage any time otherwise. It did judder initially as described above but that settled after a couple of 1000 miles or so.
     
  11. Leevr

    Leevr Well-Known Member Audi S3 Porsche Viper Green

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    I'm on sachs for stage 1. It apparently will just cope with stage 2. Mine is shot and has been getting worse from day 1. Going for an RTS clutch from awsome GTI. Paddle on one side normal organic circumference on other. Stage 2 in 2 weeks for me.
     
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  13. +Daz+

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    Watching with interest to see how you find the clutch.Looking to go Stage 2 end of September but want to keep as near stock feel as possible.
     
  14. Leevr

    Leevr Well-Known Member Audi S3 Porsche Viper Green

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    Well the saga continues. I'm now stage 2 with the new RTS clutch and new dual mass flywheel. Guys at TRD did a 9 mile test drive before I picked it up, all good. I picked it up and initial first gear pull away was perfect. RTS is identical in pressure to an OE clutch. Drove onto the motorway and preceded to do 60 miles with the occasional gear change, no less than 4th. Took my junction off the motorway came to a stop in traffic, slight uphill. Went to move off and juddering clutch. Every time i stopped and moved of in first judder. Juddering badly in reverse with smell. Went out today. Cold car. Judder in first, second down shift and reverse. Absolutely identical to what was happening with the Sachs clutch. My thought is that its something else in the system causing this. When i had the OE clutch i had no judder at all, just slipping in higher gears. Anyone got any ideas what I could be. Dont want to end up writing this clutch off aswell. I've had others drive it to make sure it's not my driving and it still judders.
     
  15. Leevr

    Leevr Well-Known Member Audi S3 Porsche Viper Green

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    How much material and blueing has potentially been done to the DMF and pressure plate with a couple of thousand miles of judder. Did yours judder cold or hot?
     
  16. MikeParkin

    MikeParkin Well-Known Member Team Ibis Audi S3 Manual

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    I’m assuming they changed the throw out bearing ? @Leevr ? Just a thought that’s all but maybe that clutch can’t take the power. My Sachs sinted has been spot on and it’s been over 16k even with a torque increase.
     
  17. Leevr

    Leevr Well-Known Member Audi S3 Porsche Viper Green

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    Hi mate, will ask about the throw out bearing tomorrow. I'm only asking the clutch to pull away in first and for reversing into parking spaces. No torque loading of any sort to overcome the friction. Was contemplating asking them about the clutch restrictor valve washer mod. See if maybe that'll help. Dont want to end up with this one going the same way as the Sachs.
     
  18. Damo S

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    Worse when cold. It was just a bit during engaging of the clutch when pulling away. When reversing it was worse especially since I end to ride the clutch a bit. I cant imagine there would have been enough force / heat to cause any damage though.
    It still does it a tiny bit if I pull away in any gear other than first. The stock clutch didnt do that. Obviously, that's a fairly unnecessary driving practice anyway.
     

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