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Hi guys,

First off, apologies for bringing up the same old thread. BUT! JBS want ?800 for a sachs clutch including fitting.

Can anyone give me details of where i can buy the sachs clutch kit for a good price? I could have it fitted by a local mechanic.

Has anyone on this bb used the Techniclutch, on ebay these are uprated sports clutches and only ?129 ish! Opinions on the web vary wildly.

Apart from sachs clutch and techniclutch is there anything else I can consider. Not happy with JBSs response, they also quoted over ?70 for a flippin oil change.

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Steve
 

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After A LOT of research into this I recently fitted an uprated Sachs pressure plate together with an OEM clutch disc.

Much cheaper than the full Sachs kit and will handle up to 350lbs/ft torque, for a remapped TDI this is more than adequate.

However, if you're planning on a bigger turbo/injectors then I would probably go for the full Sachs organic clutch kit.

Mine cost around ?330 (uprated pressure plate, OEM clutch disc and release bearing) and got a mate to fit it [:D]
 

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After A LOT of research into this I recently fitted an uprated Sachs pressure plate together with an OEM clutch disc.
Much cheaper than the full Sachs kit and will handle up to 350lbs/ft torque, for a remapped TDI this is more than adequate.
Mine cost around ?330 (uprated pressure plate, OEM clutch disc and release bearing) and got a mate to fit it [:D]
Hi again, Ive just been advised not to do this by a company that sells these sachs clutches. They said the uprated Sach pressure plate will quickly wear out the OEM clutch disc. My heads spinng, I just want a clutch that works and I think ?800 is too much. Should I got a stock one fitted and be careful when using 6th gear. Is there any option other than Sachs at ?800 including fitting?

How long ago did you do this?
 

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After A LOT of research into this I recently fitted an uprated Sachs pressure plate together with an OEM clutch disc.
Much cheaper than the full Sachs kit and will handle up to 350lbs/ft torque, for a remapped TDI this is more than adequate.
Mine cost around ?330 (uprated pressure plate, OEM clutch disc and release bearing) and got a mate to fit it [:D]
Hi again, Ive just been advised not to do this by a company that sells these sachs clutches. They said the uprated Sach pressure plate will quickly wear out the OEM clutch disc. My heads spinng, I just want a clutch that works and I think ?800 is too much. Should I got a stock one fitted and be careful when using 6th gear. Is there any option other than Sachs at ?800 including fitting?

How long ago did you do this?
Who was it that told you that? PM me if you don't want to post on here.

This setup was recommended to me by 2 very well respected VAG specialists. However, mines only been fitted for around 2000 miles so I can't really comment on its longevity.
 

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After A LOT of research into this I recently fitted an uprated Sachs pressure plate together with an OEM clutch disc.
Much cheaper than the full Sachs kit and will handle up to 350lbs/ft torque, for a remapped TDI this is more than adequate.
Mine cost around ?330 (uprated pressure plate, OEM clutch disc and release bearing) and got a mate to fit it [:D]
Hi again, Ive just been advised not to do this by a company that sells these sachs clutches. They said the uprated Sach pressure plate will quickly wear out the OEM clutch disc. My heads spinng, I just want a clutch that works and I think ?800 is too much. Should I got a stock one fitted and be careful when using 6th gear. Is there any option other than Sachs at ?800 including fitting?

How long ago did you do this?
Hi,

You say to be careful when using 6th gear, why ?

I have found mine judders in 6th from about 60-65 mph,under load.

I too am looking at a new clutch soon and like the sound of what Sem has sugested.
 

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Has anyone had a new standard clutch fitted after a remap to see if they last and how long they last for? ?99 is the cost of an OEM clutch, Compared with over ?500 for sachs uprated.

I am not aware of any other makes of clutch uprated or otherwise, is this true? Engine code is ASZ.

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I think I'm going for a standard clutch... mines starting to judder at low revs.

Its done 75 k on a standard unit (10 k revo'd) so for ?99 even if it only lasts 3 years instead of 6... thats good enough for me.

I think providing your not nailing the crap out of your clutch everywhere you drive, a standard unit should last quite a while (even if its not as long as an uprated clutch). Also your guarenteed to avoid any unwanted rattles and change in pedal feel.
 

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Me too, hopefully someone on here has had a standard OEM clutch fitted to a remapped tdi and can tell us if its still working for them without slip. 18 months would be worth it for me.

Anyone? Even any thoughts on it are appreciated?
 

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After A LOT of research into this I recently fitted an uprated Sachs pressure plate together with an OEM clutch disc.

Much cheaper than the full Sachs kit and will handle up to 350lbs/ft torque, for a remapped TDI this is more than adequate.

However, if you're planning on a bigger turbo/injectors then I would probably go for the full Sachs organic clutch kit.

Mine cost around ?330 (uprated pressure plate, OEM clutch disc and release bearing) and got a mate to fit it [:D]
I have had exactly the same done on mine, the biting point is a lot different but the feel is very light. Been running it now for about 4k miles and no problems, big smile on my face when I put my foot down
http://www.allardmotorcompany.co.uk/pages/products/pd_clutches.asp
 

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After A LOT of research into this I recently fitted an uprated Sachs pressure plate together with an OEM clutch disc.

Much cheaper than the full Sachs kit and will handle up to 350lbs/ft torque, for a remapped TDI this is more than adequate.

However, if you're planning on a bigger turbo/injectors then I would probably go for the full Sachs organic clutch kit.

Mine cost around ?330 (uprated pressure plate, OEM clutch disc and release bearing) and got a mate to fit it [:D]
I have had exactly the same done on mine, the biting point is a lot different but the feel is very light. Been running it now for about 4k miles and no problems, big smile on my face when I put my foot down
http://www.allardmotorcompany.co.uk/pages/products/pd_clutches.asp
I've the noticed the biting point is alot lower but that's probably because the old clutch was knackered - when clutches wear out the bite becomes higher.
 

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Thud:

It was proven products
Never heard of them
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I trued to get a quote from Proven Products once.... never again!!!! I was just after a uprated clutch quote (sachs) for my TDI. I gave them all the details (year of manufacture, engine, make, model... the lot) They came back saying they couldnt quote till I gave them a chassy number. Not really wanting to give them this I suggested that a ball park figure would do. They came back again saying no chassy number no quote! I had already had quotes from other companys without a chassy number so I suggested that from a sales point of view they may get more business if they could quote without a chassy number (like all their competitors do!!!!) They emailed back... and this is true... (still have the email to prove it), saying "We suggest your attitude needs improving"!!!! Gobsmacked.... on their web site it says that their sales staff always go that extra mile to help... boll0x! Wouldnt deal with them if their stuff was free after that!

Any how... on the posative side I sent the same request to the Allard Motor company who specialise in vw clutch upgrades... They where very helpful, polite and suggested an uprated clutch plate that fitts an OE clutch... and at a good price too. I would reccomend you speak to them... and deffo not proven 'insulting' products!!!
 

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From my experience on my old Ibiza PD 130, After a
Jabba remap. I had an Allards Helix clutch
plate around ?145, added to this I kept the standard clutch cover plate and
replaced the bearing with a new OE clutch bearing. All in fitted ?300.

Positives: Never slipped once.

Negatives: Biting point was a pig, in traffic
you would kangaroo along. Gear changes were abrupt and could be felt even with
the slowest smoothest change, on contact with Helix they suggested a few full
throttle 2nd gear launches, while very fast to 45 MPH did not seem very
sympathetic to the whole drivetrain. Anyway after a few of these, it began to
bed in after 1000 miles and changes were smooth as OE. 10,000 miles and 6 months
down the road, it was all ok, but in
neutral on idle lots of gearbox rattles and still
was a pig in stop - start traffic. Anyone who drove it stalled it all the time
and always commented on what a horrid clutch !

Anyway on my forthcoming Bora TDI 150, I was going
to look at the full sachs kit, but it is so expensive. After reading about SEM's
setup, this seems ideal, as I think the weak point is the OE clutch cover plate,
an uprated one with standard disc and bearing should be fine.
 

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Hi mate! it will probably be the flywheel on its way out!

These things are a pain! they all need throwing in the bin, mine has just started slipping in the higher gears

It will be the helix we quoted a price on and they come with an ally lightweight

single mass flywheel!

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Hi mate! it will probably be the flywheel on its way out!

These things are a pain! they all need throwing in the bin, mine has just started slipping in the higher gears

It will be the helix we quoted a price on and they come with an ally lightweight

single mass flywheel!

Regards

Dean
Hijack alert

So Dean, i posted earler about my TDI 130 clutch,

"I have found mine judders in 6th from about 60-65 mph,under load.".

what is it i need
 
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