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?<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?><VoteOptions question="Golf PD150 Clutches " description="My original clutch has failed at 21 months / 24,800 miles. VW won't replace under warranty, unless there is a fault. They say 'Wear & Tear' - I say 'Crap Clutch'.

So, the Question is, "How long before your clutch went?' ~ PD150 owners only, modified and standard.

Thankyou for voting, this may help my case with VW-UK."><a>6 Months / 6,000m</a>1 Year / 12,000m<c>18 Months / 18,000m</c><d>2 Years / 24,000m</d><e>30 Months / 30,000m</e><f>3 Years / 36,000m</f><g>4 Years / 48,000m</g><h>5 Years / 60,000m</h>6 Years / 72,000m<j>7 Years / 84,000m</j><k>8 Years / 96,000m</k><l>9 Years++ / 100,000m++</l></VoteOptions>
 

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Doesn't sound right to me. Haven't voted as mine hasn't failed. A friend of mine had a low mileage (say <20k) clutch changed on his PD150 (totally standard car) under warranty a while back as it was slipping. His dealer told him that the new clutch they were fitting was a revised part.

My car has just passed 40k and 3 years old, and has been Superchipped to just over 190bhp since 16k when I bought it.

The clutch slipped slightly under heavy torque load in 5th and 6th on cold days. A problem I could drive around. I have just had the gearbox rebuilt to incorporate a Peloquin torque biasing differential and Sachs clutch rated to 460NM. The engineer who did the work said the flywheel was in good condition so had not been damaged by the small amount of slip I had experienced.

So I would say it is unacceptable for your clutch to fail under those circumstances.
 

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I cant vote [:(]

But my baby has done 82k in 2 1/2 yrs & is still going strong

& it she was remapped @ 57k, since then she is with just under 300lb torque too
 

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Just bought a PD 150 Bora 53 plate with 23K on the clock and the clutch feels brand new. Def something wrong there. Mind you its very easy to burn the clutch out on a engine with as much torque as a PD150. All you need to do is ride the clutch a few times to many and it'll be buggered for good.

Even just resting your foot on the clutch pedal and given the accelertator some beans can do it. I recently went on an Audi Driving experience at Silverstone driving the new V8 RS4s. One guy managed to burn the clutch out totally within 10 minutes, he was constanly putting his foot down before he'd fully released the clutch.
 

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I can't vote either as mine hasn't failed. However I do have an uprated
clutch fitted now because it was useful when I was running nos.
 

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I have a PD130 but uses the same clutch, mine has been tuned since new which causes some slippage, but with the huge torque and slippage its still in there at 108k! I do have the sachs uprated clutch but just didnt get it fitted yet.
 

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I've done about 40k in my 115 thats been re-mapped and seems ok but my mate said that it would be one of thefirst things to go with having a remap
 

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I have a standard 2003 Golf 150 bhp,it has covered 64,000 miles in 2 years and the clutch feels 90% ok,it slips slightly around 2,200 rpm when gunning it in 4th,5th or 6th  gear,but when towing my trackcar (Escort RST) including 4 spare alloys,toolbox,spares etc and 3 people its perfect.Regards Micky
 

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I can't really vote as mine is on 73k and is original and feels fine!

24k is way too low. Either faulty from the factory or seriously abused[6]

I had a exhaust fail on me at 22k miles on my 306 rallye. Peugeot Uk ended up agreeing to replacing it FOC but by then I had got it done but got them to do a free cambelt change instead[:)]
 

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33k, remapped since 11k and alls well.

Why not go back to your dealer armed with the mileages and ages of the cars that have had no problems and see if they will offer a goodwill gesture on the cost. The clutch is a wear and tear iten but should last much longer than that.

Maybe www.tdiclub will offer more info as they have a captive diesel audience....
 

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Also can't vote as mine hasn't failed. Sept 2002 model with 35k miles. How does one tell if its 'slipping' though? Might be worth going back to and trying to claim under warranty (which expires end of March '06)?

~ Maxie [:S]
 

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I have a standard 2003 Golf 150 bhp,it has covered 64,000 miles in 2 years and the clutch feels 90% ok,it slips slightly around 2,200 rpm when gunning it in 4th,5th or 6th gear,but when towing my trackcar (Escort RST) including 4 spare alloys,toolbox,spares etc and 3 people its perfect.Regards Micky
What the worst case senario if the clutch slips on the odd occasion?

Mine was slipping, but having "roughed" the clutch up, it seems to have taken the glazing off and don't seem to slip. If what you say it correct (slips when cold) etc, what the long term damage? Any ideas?

Cheers
 
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