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VW MKIV-A4 TDIs (VE and PD) This is a general discussion about A4/MkIV Jetta (99.5-~2005), Golf(99.5-2006), and New Beetle(98-2006). Both VE and PD engines are covered here.

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Old August 1st, 2012, 14:44   #1
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Hello,

I just wanted to post a heads up to anyone interested in this clutch kit. I just got one from Amazon for 255.68. That is a pretty good deal from what I can find.

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...ls_o00_s01_i00

My original clutch and DMF are acting up so I will be replacing within the next month or so. I just need to get the misc. hardware and fluid and spend the weekend doing it all.

Hope this helps someone out.
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Old August 1st, 2012, 15:04   #2
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That kit is to be used with the DMFW. Now if you had an issue with the fw, why would you put in the same known problematic dmfw in there when you can vr6 your clutch kit and put a g60 smfw and have complete reliability?
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Old August 1st, 2012, 16:36   #3
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Its the dual mass flywheel that breaks appart, not the clutch itself. This kit is inexpensive because it doesn't include it!
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Old August 1st, 2012, 18:36   #4
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That kit is to be used with the DMFW. Now if you had an issue with the fw, why would you put in the same known problematic dmfw in there when you can vr6 your clutch kit and put a g60 smfw and have complete reliability?
My car is completely stock and the factory clutch has served me well for 175,000 miles and from what I have read on here the Luk is a better setup then what I have. Correct me if I am wrong on that because I can return it if need be.
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Old August 1st, 2012, 18:37   #5
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Its the dual mass flywheel that breaks appart, not the clutch itself. This kit is inexpensive because it doesn't include it!
deadend9009,

What do you mean by "This kit is inexpensive because it doesn't include it!"

Whats not included?

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Old August 1st, 2012, 19:07   #6
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The flywheels goes bad and is not included with the kit. Sorry i was not clear!
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Old August 1st, 2012, 22:29   #7
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The flywheels goes bad and is not included with the kit. Sorry i was not clear!
Hmm. I put a 17-050 kit in my Golf two years ago and it included the flywheel. If this is a genuine kit it should include the flywheel. All the parts were shrink-wrapped together and in a LUK box. Note that the photo shown say "representative photo" meaning it isn't of the exact kit they're selling.

That's a heck of a price. My was $550 back in 2010.
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Shipping weight is specified in that listing as 20lbs. Uh, the flywheel weighs that much by itself..... so exactly how do you get a clutch, pressure plate and associated hardware in there with the flywheel and have the shipping weight be 20lbs?
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Old August 2nd, 2012, 01:20   #9
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There is most defiantly a flywheel included. Everything is bolted together already. It alsoo has throwout bearing and clutch aligning tool and new flywheel bolts. It is in a Luk box that says " RepSet" on the box along with the part number I listed in the title. I can take pictures later and post them.
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Hmmmm... well, in that case it's a hell of a deal.
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Old August 2nd, 2012, 05:54   #11
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Hmm. I put a 17-050 kit in my Golf two years ago and it included the flywheel. If this is a genuine kit it should include the flywheel. All the parts were shrink-wrapped together and in a LUK box. Note that the photo shown say "representative photo" meaning it isn't of the exact kit they're selling.

That's a heck of a price. My was $550 back in 2010.

He's right on the 17-050 kit including everything. Unless they decided to not include the flywheel.

And as far as the G60/VR6 debate....Stock, quiet, smooth, and this is a stronger clutch than the 01+ cars got. They had a sachs unit. VR6 clutches tend to last 100-150K tops. Most DMF set ups run just fine for several hundred K if they are the early ones like this.

I do 5-6 of these a month. I source them locally. If you are going with some bigger mods I'd definetly go to a South Bend.
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Old August 2nd, 2012, 06:21   #12
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Picture doesn't show a flywheel, but perhaps I shouldn't go by that. It also shows some random other parts. The flywheel for this kit is unique, you can't use the OE LUK flywheel for a '99.5. If the kit doesn't include the flywheel it may be a problem to get one as AFAIK they are not sold separately.
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Just gonna chime in on behalf of Amazon here; they have AMAZING customer service.

If you don't mind waiting an extra week or so if something goes wrong, feel safe in ordering the kit and being able to return it (shipping covered) if it is "mis-advertised" and does not include the flywheel.

EDIT: Just found this kit even cheaper from Parts Geek and it specifies that the flywheel IS included. $228 with free shipping!

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Old August 2nd, 2012, 13:50   #14
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saucer,

I have always had great luck with Amazon and there customer service also. I am a Prime member so most things I get are free shipping and usually less than two days. I ordered this clutch and flywheel kit on Tuesday evening and was on my front porch when I got home from work on Wednesday.

Like I said earlier it has the flywheel, throwout bearing, spline lube, new flywheel bolts and clutch aligning tool.

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Just gonna chime in on behalf of Amazon here; they have AMAZING customer service.

If you don't mind waiting an extra week or so if something goes wrong, feel safe in ordering the kit and being able to return it (shipping covered) if it is "mis-advertised" and does not include the flywheel.

EDIT: Just found this kit even cheaper from Parts Geek and it specifies that the flywheel IS included. $228 with free shipping!
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Old August 2nd, 2012, 18:09   #15
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Here is the pictures of it.





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