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PMJ

Possible clutch issue

Can you let me know what you know about the clutch on a B8 S4. Driving home tonight I was in 6th. Dropped it into 5th and. Floored it. The cars revs rose and I heard the supercharger whine. But the car didn't seem to accelerate as quick as it should. I actually thought I'd wheel spin in 5th. However it only happened twice and I could not replicate it again. In traffic it seems fine and there was no struggle getting any gear even reverse. Any idea. I searched the web but can't find an answer.
Graham

Clutch slip would see the revs rise as if you had wheel spin as you describe.

If the clutch is starting to slip you'll likely notice it in 5th and 6th first. A hard pull from low rpm might expose it. You will probably find additional weight, passengers etc will make it occur where it wouldn't with just you driving.
Audis4b8

Hi

Don't mean to jump all over your thread but I've noticed a little bit of slip on my clutch the other day, setting off under load going up a hill, OK in 1,2,3rd but started to slip 4,5,6 but doesn't do t all the time.
Tried taking traction control off and it didn't do it....strange. Sometimes it does it other times it's fine under usual load.
Got a few prices to replace it too ranging from £1300 from dealer to £500 from a local VW garage...

What type of money should ya be paying for a clutch replacement ?

Rich
PMJ

Dealer has a price promise on the Audibweb site of £999 fitted.
Noggymike

Graham wrote:
Clutch slip would see the revs rise as if you had wheel spin as you describe.

If the clutch is starting to slip you'll likely notice it in 5th and 6th first. A hard pull from low rpm might expose it. You will probably find additional weight, passengers etc will make it occur where it wouldn't with just you driving.


Agreed

"Slip" tends to show it's hand in top end gears

In my experience , turbo cars show it quicker than N/A but once you have it then start saving
PMJ

Spoke to an Indy today who said the standard OEM clutch would still work with the power I'm running. I trust them but still not sure.
Searider

How many miles has the car done?  Could it simply be worn?

OR

Have you been treating it very gently and it's become polished?  Happens on some Saabs and cured by some hard launches!
PMJ

My car has got 82k on the clock. However it's been running 450lbft for the last 16 months. So it's kind of expected. Just not sure if standard clutch is the way to go.
xpower

http://www.sachsperformance.com/S...W-;-11/2008-:::2_3_5067_5136.html do an uprated version of the OE clutch
xpower

Just to add I have a lightweight flywheel for sale. (if ya UK based)

http://audisrs.com/about62633.html
PMJ

Serious question as it makes a huge difference to the price. But is a flywheel a necessity when replacing the clutch plate ?
Ian_C

Was absolutely 100% essential on the B6 B7.

Personally, I'd stick to OEM and have Audi do the job giving that the clutch is a fixed price + flywheel

On the B6 B7, the clutch was 8 to 10 hours to change.  You don't want to do the clutch and then find you need to take the car apart again to do the flywheel
dream3r

Ian_C wrote:
Was absolutely 100% essential on the B6 B7.

Personally, I'd stick to OEM and have Audi do the job giving that the clutch is a fixed price + flywheel

On the B6 B7, the clutch was 8 to 10 hours to change.  You don't want to do the clutch and then find you need to take the car apart again to do the flywheel


books 12 (or so I was told) recenctly on the B8
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