Thing is, this clutch has been like this since day 1 so if a strap broke it happened immediately or before I even installed the PP. Wouldn't be the first time I've had issues with a performance clutch.I went through the same troubleshooting for my broken rivot/strap when a stock pp failed 2 years ago. I’d put money on it but I hope I’m wrong. The symptoms seem very similar.
If it is a bent fork, seems like a lot of the upgraded options are just boxed in versions of the OEM unit. Easy enough of a fix but a PITA to wrestle the trans back out.hopefully its just a bent fork
:thumbup: I did come across that thread while looking for clutch fork info, good stuff!It’s been a very long time and I don’t recall all of the details but there are differences in clutch forks’ dimples: https://forums.tdiclub.com/showthread.php?t=141405
I think I am going to leave the flywheel in the car, I also cannot see this being the issue but am willing to roll the dice on that part. I did order a new clutch fork and there isn't many differences between these two. The stamping for the slave pushrod is different and there is a little less material on the sides of the unit making the one on the bottom approx 1.25 ounces lighter..1mm I don’t think that would be huge but with so much work to pull the transmission I’d consider trying different parts. A new Sachs flywheel is $100, a new clutch fork is $xx new pressure plate bolts and so on.
Not having to pull the transmission/drivetrain again is priceless.