Clutch slipping 6C GTI

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Shark00n
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Clutch slipping 6C GTI

Post by Shark00n » Thu Feb 13, 2020 4:57 pm

Hi everyone!

My 6C GTI Polo has a manual and about 62k km (38.5k miles) on the clock and the clutch is slipping frequently in higher gears. It pretty much only bites at the top of the pedal.
My last car had the same clutch for almost 200k km (125k miles) and no issues! I don't think it's my driving style as I mainly do highways and I'm always gentle with my car when cold.

My other car is an Alfa Romeo 2000GTV, trust me, I know mechanical simpathy! :mrgreen:
I even revmatch most downshifts

Anyone else with this issue?

My VW dealer says it's time for a replacement. Thats about 1000€ or more... Every 40k miles? Does this seem at all normal?

The OEM part will wear out just as fast... Might as well go with an aftermarket clutch upgrade?

Dink
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Re: Clutch slipping 6C GTI

Post by Dink » Thu Feb 13, 2020 5:49 pm

Mine has started to slip at 23k miles.

The 1.8 tsi has a decent amount of torque for a petrol (albeit turbocharged)

I'm going to fit an is38 turbo so fitted this below.
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Shark00n
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Re: Clutch slipping 6C GTI

Post by Shark00n » Fri Feb 14, 2020 4:23 pm

Whats a good replacement clutch kit?
Do I need to worry about anything else, like pressure plates or different oil?

My car will stay mostly stock, power-wise.

Thanks

Dink
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Re: Clutch slipping 6C GTI

Post by Dink » Sat Feb 15, 2020 5:36 am

Shark00n wrote:
Fri Feb 14, 2020 4:23 pm
Whats a good replacement clutch kit?
Do I need to worry about anything else, like pressure plates or different oil?

My car will stay mostly stock, power-wise.

Thanks
The sachs organic replacement seems to be a fairly reliable upgrade and also RTS clutch seems to be alright aswell

This is for the manual obviously as the DSG is completely different issue.

TBjork
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Re: Clutch slipping 6C GTI

Post by TBjork » Sun Feb 16, 2020 4:16 pm

Mine is ok after around 61kkm.

Shark00n
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Re: Clutch slipping 6C GTI

Post by Shark00n » Sun Feb 16, 2020 8:57 pm

Got quoted 2100€ from VW to fix it.

Flywheel and clutch kit at 1300€, rest for smaller parts and labour.

What the... at less than 40k miles?

Can it be something wrong with the cluth assembly? I read a few more Polos having the same issue.

My car has a 5 yr warranty I'm still inside it. It can be dismissed as wear and tear but I struggle to figure why...

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