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Hi guys, hope you can help me

I need a new clutch on my standard 1.8T GTI - I want to keep it as near to standard as possible.

I called VW parts - they quoted:

Clutch Plate - 107.71

Pressure Plate - 108.68

Thrust Bearing 28.44

6 Bolts - 1.60

My local motor factors quoted 310.13 for a Dual mass clutch kit inc fly wheel

A couple of questions:

1. What parts do I actually need? Seems VW are quoting just the clutch but the motor factor guy says I'm better off replacing the lot (not sure what 'the lot' is) - am I likely to need more parts than VW are quoting for?

2. What make is the clutch for this car? Anyone tell me where is best buy the kit from, from people who actually make these and how much they should be?

Thanks, Phil
 

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give VWSPARES co uk a ring, maybe quite a reasonable price.

Sachs - 3000.829.501

Sachs seem to be the best renowned make for clutches on VW's it'll be what VW would supply as standard id assume. I would defiantley get the kit (clutch/plate/bearing). If you rang vwspares ask them whether that number is for the complete kit. I bought a complete VR6 clutch kit off them a few weeks ago, next day delivery and very cheap compared to the best that my mate could do for me who actually works in VW parts.

Consider the condition of the flywheel too as its a 5 minute job to be replaced when doing the clutch... only downside is it is an expensive part...

I bought a brand new vr6 clutch kit and g60 flywheel for not much over £200 including all the necessary bolts. Very worth while upgrade if you want a OEM but uprated from standard.
 

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Hi, thanks for this.

So what does the VR6 clutch kit and G60 flywheel give you over the standard GTI parts - better performance?

I'm happy to replace whatever parts I should whilst the car is in bits - I just need to understand which bits should be done and why.

Do I need to order any special bits to make it fit, or do they just bolt straight on? I'm going to source my parts but pay a mechanic down the road to fit them so I don't want any nasty surprises.

Did you buy VW parts or after market? Let me know part numbers and where you got them from so that I can order same if this is all I need and they just bolt straight on.

Thanks, Phil
 

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Was looking at this today dont know whether you still need it but here.

The popular alternative is to get rid of the dualmass flywheel (Which is very expensive to replace) and replace the clutch so it can handle more power.

Once replaced with the G60 flywheel you wont ever need to replace it again


The singlemass flywheel is from a Corrado G60 (Also slightly lighter than the standard dualmass.) and the clutch is from a Golf MK3 VR6.

Its a straight forward bolt on job - For 5 speed models.


*Note this set up Will NOT fit the newer 6 speed 1.8T's.*

Please Note:
This set up WILL make the clutch VERY light.

You will need:

Corrado G60 flywheel vw part no: 028105269bx

The flywheel is £88.38 + vat
There is also a £25 surcharge if you are not exchanging the flywheel (Which if doing this conversion you wont be!!)



Apparently, the G60 fly is the same as found in the Mk3 GTi 16v (ABF), so you can buy one from a scrappy for a tenner, then use it to exchange for a new one at VW (£80). Then just buy the VR6 Sachs clutch for ~£100 - Job done!

OR ABF flywheel part number: 037 105 273 C

Golf MK3 VR6 3 in 1 Clutch kit - You can get one here: http://www.vwspares.co.uk/g3clutch.php

Sachs 3 in 1 kit - £119. Sachs Part no: 3000384001

Tho if you are not bothered about the make you can get one from eurocarparts or GSF a bit cheaper (Around £80 LUK are also a good clutch.)

The release bearing for the VR6 is the same as the 1.8T.

Bolts: You need shorter bolts for the flywheel vw part no: N90206103 x 6

And for the clutch pressure plate bolts vw part no: N10101001 x 6
£15.86 for all 12 bolts.
 
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