2006 BRM 5 speed - Clutch Related Metallic Rattling or Clunking

JeremyTDI

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Hello and thanks for stopping by my post! I have read quite a few posts about issues that seem similar to mine, but none have had a video attached, so it's hard to say for sure it's the same problem. Here's a quick video:

I have my very stylish Croc on the clutch for the first 10 seconds, and everything sounds fine. Once I remove it, the noise begins. Seems to get a little quieter as time passes, and I don't notice it while driving. The clutch pedal has a very slight pulsation to it during operation, but I can only really feel it when I use my hand (obviously parked while doing this, lol).

Hope someone can chime in! :)
 

NateVW

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2006 Jetta MkV, 2016 BMW F31 Diesel Wagon
My guess is a DM Flywheel failure. Just a wild guess.

My manual 2006 jetta has a SM FW and it makes some noise (not as rattle-like as yours) but I expected that.
 

JeremyTDI

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Thank you for the quick replies!
Now just gotta decide whether to do the flywheel/clutch for 400ish or go all in with the kermatdi 150+hp kit for 2k :unsure:
 

NateVW

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I did the SMF clutch kit from RockAuto for $215. IMO the 2006 is about miles for nothing.
 

JeremyTDI

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I did the SMF clutch kit from RockAuto for $215.
I suppose I need to look harder! Found a “precision clutch” SMF kit for $209 and a Valeo for $323.

IMO the 2006 is about miles for nothing.
True.. I picked up my 06 for silly cheap and it’s pretty fun ? maybe I can find a middle ground as far as price/performance goes so I can hold onto that “miles for nothing” charm.

- Jeremy
 

sptsailing

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2006 Jetta Manual, stock with Panzer Plate & Franko6 modified EGR cooler & CAM
Hello and thanks for stopping by my post! I have read quite a few posts about issues that seem similar to mine, but none have had a video attached, so it's hard to say for sure it's the same problem. Here's a quick video:

I have my very stylish Croc on the clutch for the first 10 seconds, and everything sounds fine. Once I remove it, the noise begins. Seems to get a little quieter as time passes, and I don't notice it while driving. The clutch pedal has a very slight pulsation to it during operation, but I can only really feel it when I use my hand (obviously parked while doing this, lol).

Hope someone can chime in! :)
Oilhammer is a very reliably correct expert. If he says it is the DMF, it is almost assuredly the DMF.
 
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