Oh ok Im a little angry to find out that I will be needing a new clutch soon to what my father and boyfriend say, how much is this ganna be running me, I have 93k on the car and its a 96, 2.0 Jetta. Where to go and how much to expect?
My mechanic said around 400 for install of a new clutch...
Unless you are never in traffic I wouldn't reccomend a race clutch, it is basically an on/off switch...
I hear the sachs clutch that is one step above OEM is a nice setup....
quote:[HR][/HR]yeah thats what im thinking, upgrade, upgrade, upgrade!!! I better start working some mad OT!!![HR][/HR]
Yeah thats always a good rule of thumb...well in my book. If something needs to be replaced, replace it with better stuff..it may cost a little more, but its always better in the long run http://****************.com/smile/emthup.gif
I'd recommmend an aftermarket clutch to save money, and up your perfrmance as a bonus. My OEM clutch was $650 for just the part ($900 with labor and everyhing), and although it was for a VR6, it seems to be the trend that VW OEM parts are just mad loot. In contrast, I've seen some "high perfrmance" clutch kits that sell for under $500 brand new, so it seems you culd get the best of bth worlds. I know I'll definitely be gettng an aftermarket clutch when the one on my GTi VR6 calls it quits (might be soon actually). Good luck.
PS: Sorry for typo's, school computer keyboard is all screwy.
quote:[HR][/HR]how bout some tips on dropping a VW 2.0 tranny and changing the clutch, fly, pressure all by yourself?[HR][/HR]
I did my clutch with a friend of mine with not too many prblems/difficulties. We had my Jetta (2.0L 8V) up on jack stands and used 2 jacks, one for the tranny and then other for the motor. Once unbolted, the tranny has to be twisted for the tranny mounts on the motor to clear the CV flanges. Installing the pressure plate/clutch plate/flywheel are the reverse of removal and not too bad. The tranny was heavy for either of us to get back on so we called up one of other friends (bench pressed 300lbs in high school) and he had that sucker lined up in less than a minute.
Take a look at my webpage for a description and some pics of the install. As I was in there I also did a lightened flywheel and shimmed my differential with the Peloquin kit. A clutch may be a bit too much for a first timer job so my advice is to get some help. Here is a break down of what the parts cost me:
SACHS Clutch kit (Autotech) ~ $210
Seals, bushings etc (Autotech) ~ $25
Lightened Flywheel (Velocity) ~ $140 (+$90 core charge)
You can save a crap load of money doing the job yourself but it is fairly labor intensive. Ask around at local shops and see if any of the mechanics are willing to do it on there own time and this may save you some money also. If you do have to get somebody to do the install for you, then as the stock flywheel has to be removed anyway, you "should not" be charged anymore for installing a lightened flywheel. Mention that to them so that they don't think that they can get away with charging you more for the job
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